About Ruth Rosselson

Ruth Rosselson is a writer, researcher and community facilitator based in Manchester. A city-lover through and through, Ruth loves going to gigs and eating out at her favourite Manchester restaurants and cafes. A keen scuba-diver, she’s still in search of the elusive (but very large) whale shark, and also loves country breaks in the UK. Her favourite UK spots include Grasmere in the Lake District and Harris in the Outer Hebrides. http://ruthrosselson.net

LGBT Manchester: The Best Bars and Clubs on Canal Street

One of the largest LGBT centres in the UK, Manchester’s Gay Village centres around Canal Street, located just south of the city centre, next to the Rochdale Canal. Its popularity amongst gay and straight visitors exploded after the 1999 TV series, “Queer as Folk”, and … Continue reading

Manchester Music Scene: Insider interview with Dave Haslam

Dave Haslam has been part of the Manchester music scene for more than 25 years. Famous for DJing over 450 times at the legendary Hacienda during its heyday, he’s also the author of a book on Manchester’s radical and musical history, Manchester, England: The Story … Continue reading

Beyond Manchester: Where to Go in the Peak District

One of Manchester‘s greatest assets is its proximity to some of the best British countryside, including the beautiful Peak District to the east of the city. You’ll find that many of the best day trips are easily accessible by public transport from the city centre, … Continue reading

A Connoisseur’s Guide to Cocktail Bars in Manchester

A city which thinks a table is for dancing on, Manchester is internationally known for its nightlife, bars and pubs. For discerning drinkers wanting quality and choice, the city also has a number of establishments which specialise in one particular type of drink, complete with … Continue reading

Manchester: Where to Get Your Sugar Fix

  Manchester is quickly becoming a city known for its cafe culture, independent eateries and up-and-coming restaurants. But alongside the stellar gastronomy lies an array of high-quality, great value sweet boutiques, selling everything from homemade ice cream and beautifully crafted cakes to speciality chocolate and … Continue reading
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Room Service: Manchester’s Most Memorable Rooms

Chain hotels are ten-a-penny across the UK, and Manchester is no different. But visitors deserve to stay in a room that reflects the city’s individual character and distinctive swagger. From quirky themes to eclectic décor, there are plenty of unique places to rest your head … Continue reading
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