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Trains to Manchester

You'll find Manchester Piccadilly station in the very heart of the city. And with a free Metroshuttle bus service, everything else is within easy reach. From music to museums, shopping sprees to sporting legends, you'll find it all when you find yourself in Manchester.

Departures:

Every 20 mins from London

Travel time:

2 hours 8 mins

Price:

London - Manchester £20.00

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Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester Christmas Markets

What better way to get into the festive mood than Manchester's world famous Christmas Markets, offering tasty food including German bratwurst and freshly roasted pork rolls and warming drinks like hot...

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Manchester United Stadium Tour and Museum

Manchester United Stadium Tour and Museum

Re-live the triumphs, tragedies and trophies of of the 20-time league champions in the Old Trafford museum, delving behind the scenes on the stadium tour. Visit the home changing room, sit in the dugo...

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O2 Apollo Theatre

O2 Apollo Theatre

Art Deco in style, the Grade II listed O2 Apollo Theatre has been central to the British touring circuit for decades, attracting Best Venue nominations and patrons from across the globe. The breadth o...

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Manchester City Football Club, Stadium & Club Tour

Manchester City Football Club, Stadium & Club Tour

Manchester City Football Club’s Stadium and Club Tour is a visitor experience not to be missed at the Etihad Stadium. This fascinating ‘peek behind the scenes’ tour captures the very essence of...

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Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

Manchester is a city deeply connected with science and industry. From the first steam-powered mill and microcomputer to the pioneering work conducted in its universities today, innovation is the city'...

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National Football Museum

National Football Museum

Discover four floors packed full of football treasures. The passion, excitement, joys, frustrations and controversies of our national game; the fans, the players and the people who make it all happen....

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Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

The Grand Old Lady of Oxford Street' has been welcoming world-class shows from all around the globe since 1891. If Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia, Greece and The Sound of Music all sound like your thing, th...

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Royal Exchange Theatre

Royal Exchange Theatre

This former cotton exchange building is now the largest round theatre in the country. Housed within a seven-sided, glass-walled capsule, suspended from marble pillars situated in the Great Hall of the...

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Manchester Christmas Markets

What better way to get into the festive mood than Manchester's world famous Christmas Markets, offering tasty food including German bratwurst and freshly roasted pork rolls and warming drinks like hot chocolate and mulled wine. Manchester Christmas Markets take place in the city centre between 14 November - 21 December 2014.

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Manchester Christmas Markets
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Closest Virgin Train station: Manchester Piccadilly Station

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  • Time
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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Manchester Piccadilly Station

  2. Events spread across Manchester City Centre

    1 min

Manchester United Stadium Tour and Museum

Re-live the triumphs, tragedies and trophies of of the 20-time league champions in the Old Trafford museum, delving behind the scenes on the stadium tour. Visit the home changing room, sit in the dugout and run down the tunnel to the roar of the crowd. With a 2FOR1 voucher available for download, everyone's a winner.

Closest Virgin Train station: Manchester Piccadilly

  • Transport
  • Time
  • Directions
  1. Take a Virgin Train to Manchester Piccadilly

  2. Take the train to Deansgate

    5 mins

  3. Take the train from Deansgate to Trafford Park

    5 mins

  4. Walk to Old Trafford stadium

    21 mins

O2 Apollo Theatre

Art Deco in style, the Grade II listed O2 Apollo Theatre has been central to the British touring circuit for decades, attracting Best Venue nominations and patrons from across the globe. The breadth of events at the Apollo covers every market - from the cutting edge of modern British music, through some of the biggest artists from overseas, popular comedy, and music for older generations. It's a cosy venue with excellent stage views from all seats - ideal for date night!
O2 Apollo Theatre
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Closest Virgin Train station: Manchester Piccadilly

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  • Time
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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Manchester Piccadilly

  2. Head down London Road and continue for 17 minutes to the theatre

    17 mins

Manchester City Football Club, Stadium & Club Tour

Manchester City Football Club’s Stadium and Club Tour is a visitor experience not to be missed at the Etihad Stadium. This fascinating ‘peek behind the scenes’ tour captures the very essence of MCFC, comprising a 70-minute journey in to the inner sanctum of the stadium with one of our professional guides including: Press Conference Area; Warm Up Area; Home Team Changing Rooms; Players' Tunnel; Manager’s Dug Out & Pitch-side. Then take a 20-minute self-guided tour, exploring MCFC’s history and future plans through the interactive and memorabilia displays. For a real one-off experience, why not take the tour on a match day? They run up to 3.5 hours prior to kick off, so you can really soak up the pre-match atmosphere.
Manchester City Football Club, Stadium & Club Tour
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Closest Virgin Train station: Manchester Piccadilly

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  • Time
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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Manchester Piccadilly

  2. The easiest way to the club is to take a taxi

    5 mins

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

Manchester is a city deeply connected with science and industry. From the first steam-powered mill and microcomputer to the pioneering work conducted in its universities today, innovation is the city's lifeblood. Perfectly placed at the home of the world's oldest surviving passenger railway station, the MOSI is an attraction well worth the journey. Amazing galleries and collections await, all telling stories of Manchester's colourful past. So why not make it your next stop?
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
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Closest Virgin Train station: Manchester Piccadilly

  • Transport
  • Time
  • Directions
  1. Take a Virgin Train to Manchester Piccadilly

  2. Take the train to Deansgate

    5 mins

  3. Walk up Liverpool Road to museum

    7 mins

National Football Museum

Discover four floors packed full of football treasures. The passion, excitement, joys, frustrations and controversies of our national game; the fans, the players and the people who make it all happen. Enough objects to fill a football pitch, from the surviving 1966 world cup trophy to Maradona's 'Hand of God' shirt. Test your knowledge, try out your skills and discover what the off side rule is really all about!
National Football Museum
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Closest Virgin Train station: Manchester Piccadilly

  • Transport
  • Time
  • Directions
  1. Take a Virgin Train to Manchester Piccadilly

  2. Walk through city to museum

    19 mins

Palace Theatre

The Grand Old Lady of Oxford Street' has been welcoming world-class shows from all around the globe since 1891. If Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia, Greece and The Sound of Music all sound like your thing, then why not give the Grand Old Lady a visit?
Palace Theatre
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Closest Virgin Train station: Manchester Piccadilly

  • Transport
  • Time
  • Directions
  1. Take a Virgin Train to Manchester Piccadilly

  2. Take train to Oxford Road

    2 mins

  3. Walk to theatre

    2 mins

Royal Exchange Theatre

This former cotton exchange building is now the largest round theatre in the country. Housed within a seven-sided, glass-walled capsule, suspended from marble pillars situated in the Great Hall of the Exchange, all seats are less than nine metres from the circular stage, giving second-to-none views from all angles. With a year-round programme showing everything from comedy to classics, the Royal Exchange Theatre is sure to please even the harshest critics.
Royal Exchange Theatre
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Closest Virgin Train station: Manchester Piccadilly

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  • Time
  • Directions
  1. Take a Virgin Train to Manchester Piccadilly

  2. Walk along Piccadilly to theatre

    19 mins

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