Top 5 Best Places For A Romantic Date In Manchester

November 3, 2020

When singles go to an online dating site to search for a prospective partner, the tools are there for them to interact with a diverse range of individuals, eventually narrowing down the possibilities to whoever they feel a particular rapport with.

So if you’ve met someone special on a dating platform and your online relationship has developed into the ‘real-life’ version, you might start considering places to visit for a romantic break. Forget about London and suggest a trip to Manchester. Nicknamed the Warehouse City, this location is sometimes labeled grey and uninspiring, characterized by grim buildings and canals. These stereotypes couldn’t possibly be further from the truth. Greater Manchester lies at the heart of an urban hub taking in Bolton, Oldham, Salford, and other towns, making it England’s largest metropolitan area after London. A far more accurate description of the city would focus on its culture, its music scene and restaurants, museums, and art galleries. This place is buzzing! With that being said, dating consultants from came up with top 5 venues for a romantic break in Manchester.

Dine in the clouds

If you’ve ever seen footage of Manchester, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the Beetham Tower, the 47-floor skyscraper dominating the city’s skyline. Opened in 2006, this sprawling edifice contains residential flats, offices, and a hotel. It is also renowned for Cloud 23, a perfect location for a romantic meal for two. Situated about halfway up this tower block, on the 23rd level, there’s a cantilevered overhang, with glass windows on its floor. This restaurant offers stunning views of the surrounding areas – you will feel as if you’re enjoying your meal peering down from the clouds.

Flight Club – competitive fun

One way of ensuring your date progresses with a lot of fun and energy is to head over to Flight Club on King Street in the center, open from 11.30 am until midnight (1 am Fridays and Saturdays), a venue famous for its electric atmosphere. Here you and your partner can try and outwit each other with a darts-throwing experience like no other. The boards are powered by high tech, ensuring the games are so much more captivating than throwing tiny arrows at the more traditional targets. When you feel like a break, there are sumptuous pizza paddles to be wolfed-down, as well as slushies with an injection of alcohol.

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Get bookish

A romantic date with a difference is popping into the John Rylands Library on Deansgate. This charming building is one of the most quirky and interesting in Manchester, with fabulous book collections, and lengthy corridors to explore. At times you’ll feel as if you’re negotiating the labyrinthine passages in one of the Harry Potter films.

Delicious ice cream

Most of us have a sweet tooth – in moderation, of course! You won’t forget a visit to Ginger’s Comfort Emporium on Church Street, where you can bask in nostalgia while relishing an extensive choice of mouth-watering desserts. The décor gives the impression you’ve gone back in time to the 1950s – you almost expect to hear Elvis crooning from a jukebox in the corner. But the pair of you can feast your eyes on a tempting menu containing unusual and delicious sundaes. With markets and festivals at certain times of the year, there’s never a dull moment!

No mountains, but plenty of skiing!

If you’re feeling like expelling some energy after your food intake, what better way to do so than indulging in some winter sports – even if there’s no snow around? Pay a visit to Chille Factore on Trafford Way, where you’ll find an indoor ski slope – at 180 meters long and 40 meters high, the largest of its kind in the country. You can ski or snowboard, and if you’ve never done either before, you can book a lesson under the supervision of an expert guide. By the end of the day you’ll be eager to zoom down that artificial slope – just try not laughing too much each time your partner keels over.

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