• The Light is perfectly situated in the heart of Manchester city centre. With bus, train and tram links only minutes away, you can explore the entire city and its surroundings with ease.

    Here are a few places we recommend to explore during your stay in Manchester:


    The Lowry

    The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex situated on Pier 8 at Salford Quays and was officially opened in the year 2000. Boasting a wide range of events such as theatre, shows, exhibitions and galleries, it is a perfect venue for couples and families alike to relax and take in the cultural pleasures that Manchester has to offer.

    Movement into and through the building generates an air of theatricality, festivity and anticipation. The layout of The Lowry encourages visitors to explore and enjoy the variety of facilities housed within it, throughout the day and evening.

    A restaurant, cafes & bars are situated along the southern side of the building, with spectacular waterside views and in fine weather can extend out to quayside terraces overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal.

    Found just three miles away from The Light, and with numerous amounts of public transport going to and from the venue, it is a perfect venture to accompany your stay with us.


    Trafford Centre

    The Trafford Centre is a large indoor shopping centre and leisure complex in Dumplington, Manchester. It was opened in 1998 and is currently the second largest shopping centre in the UK. Filled to the brim with hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars and even a cinema, the Trafford Centre has a little bit of something for everyone.

    Ten per cent of the UK population lives within a 45-minute drive of the shopping centre which attracts more than 35 million visits annually. It has Europe’s largest food court in The Orient and the UK’s busiest cinema, attracting more than 28,500 visitors each week. There are over 11,500 car parking spaces, and there are proposals to build a new Trafford Centre Metrolink station and a more speculative ferry system from the Manchester Ship Canal to the centre.

    With a mass amount of shops and a diverse range of different types of food to eat, the Trafford centre is an all-day experience that is entertaining for both children and adults.


    Chill Factor

    After two years in the making, Chill Factor launched in November 2007 bringing the UK’s longest indoor real snow slope (180 metres) to the North West. Since opening the doors Chill Factor has welcomed over 3 million visitors and is regarded as a leading UK visitor attraction.

    Chill Factor takes pride in offering real snow sports to anyone of any age. This includes skiing and snowboarding lessons, a main slope for established individuals, as well as tube racing and assorted snow activities for children of a young age.

    This makes Chill Factor the perfect place for families, couples and individuals coming to explore Manchester.

    As well as the skiing and snowboarding, Chill Factor offers a wealth of mouth-watering bars, cafes and restaurants and some of the UK’s leading outdoor clothing shops offering big brand names, all along an authentic Alpine Street. There truly is something for everyone.

    Located directly opposite the Trafford Centre, Chill Factor is easy to get to by either driving or public transport and you can team it with a shopping spree.