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Manchester - The most inclusive UK LGBT+ City


Firstly, Manchester is known for its universities. So, don’t be overwhelmed if you find the city filled with young gay boys enjoying their lives openly and freely. Manchester is a city where walking is extremely comfortable and easy to do. This will give you the perfect opportunity to explore the city on foot, enjoy the historical architecture, and discover incredible areas with great lakes and gorgeous views. Manchester is not a big city, so walking is an option.

This lovely gay city is a great destination for those who want to escape the problems of daily life for a few days. Londoners would come here on the regular for a visit because the vibe is far different.

Manchester’s gay nightlife is incredibly vibrant and an experience that you must try out. It has an abundance of gay clubs and bars, each with their own unique themes. The gay city is famous for some of the most eccentric gay districts such as the “Gay Village” that you can find in Canal Street. As I mentioned before, it is a university town, so you will, most likely, be mingling with a younger gay crowd. There are tons of popular Drag Queens who perform shows, which tells you just how free Manchester can be.

You might also be interested in the great Street Market to enjoy the local cuisine and energetic vibes of Manchester.

I will say that many people said Manchester could be unsafe, on occasion. In my experience, I felt very safe and found the city to be enjoyable. Though, I would recommend to just pay close attention to your belongings. Well, they say that to most incredible places you visit.

I hope you have a lovely time there!



As far as I know, Manchester doesn’t have any purely gay accommodation options. There are no gay hotels or gay hostels that cater to only gay men. It’s shocking to hear that because Manchester is one of Europe’s most popular gay destinations.

The gay nightlife is primarily focused around the “Gay Village.” So, I would recommend you find a hotel or hostel in a nearby area.

Check out some of the website I included below for some accommodation options. You can even check out the popular gay accommodation that is the first on the list:

 1. Misterbandb


3. Agoda

4. Hostelworld


6. Expedia

7. Wotif

8. Hostelbookers

9. Lastminute

10. Kayak

If you need more help, please contact me!


Manchester has a lovely vibrant vibe to it. I’m sure you will love it as much as I did. I would recommend you spend some time in the Village District because it has tons of things for you to do from early in the afternoon until late at night, or early morning.

Check out the list below for some of the gayest spots in Manchester:

1. New York New York - Gay Bar

2. On Bar Manchester - Gay Bar

3. The Goose - Gay-friendly Bar

4. G-A-Y Manchester   

5. Cruz 101

6. The Molly House

7. The Eagle Bar - Gay Cruising Bar

8. Bar Pop 

9. Churchills  

10. Centre Stage - Gay Bar

11. Via Manchester (no website)

12. Tribeca - Gay-friendly Club

13.  The Thompsons Arms - Gay Bar

14. Basement Manchester - Gay Sauna

15. Heat Sauna - Gay Sauna

16. Northwich Sauna - Gay Sauna near Manchester (about 30 miles 


17. Base Leeds - Gay Sauna near Manchester (45 miles away)

There are so many options. Enjoy them!


Manchester is a worldwide famous city. There are tons of ways that you can get to this popular gay city. It is home to one of U.K.’s most important airports with domestic and international flights.

Manchester airport is in close proximity to the city. It’s around 13km away. You can get to the city by one of the options below:

- taxi: this option is far more comfortable than others. It will take around 15 to 20 minutes but it can get pricey.

- train: this will take the same amount of time as the taxi but it will cost much less

- bus: it will take around 25 mins and is very affordable

The city is very accessible from other cities around the country, especially London, through the sophisticated train networks and the bus routes. If you book in advance, these transportation options might have some affordable deals.

Below are some of the best airlines which connect Europe to the world:

  1. British Airways - U.K National Airline

2. Lufthansa - National German Airline

3. Air France - National French Airline

4. KLM - National Dutch Airline

5. SWISS - National Swiss Airline

Some of the most useful sites to book flights are:

1. Skyscanner

2. Kayak

3. Lastminute

4. Momondo

5. Opodo

If you need more help, please contact me!

Have a safe journey!


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