We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Quays

Salford, England
+44 161 276 0601
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Very interesting area

Media city area and lots of shops and things to do. Good transport system to downtown Manchester... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
StephenCr0ss
,
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Nice redevelopment of the Salford Quays of the Manchester Shipping Canal

Staying in the Salford Quays, it was interesting to see how the former quays of the Manchester... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
923Dan
,
Swindon, United Kingdom
Read all 254 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Visit the Quays, Greater Manchester's stunning waterfront destination, and discover culture, history, heritage, shopping and sport within just one square mile. With an award-winning theatre, gallery and museum, discount shopping, stunning architecture, historical tours, cruises and sport, the Quays has everything you need for a great day out. When when the sun goes down, the quayside is beautifully lit, making it the ideal backdrop for an evening stroll, followed by dinner and drinks in one of the many bars and restaurants - plus the excellent accommodation on offer provides the perfect reason to turn your day visit into a short break. There is also a year-round programme of events, including food markets and public outdoor art installations.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“media city” (44 reviews)
“old trafford” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Salford, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 161 276 0601
Write a ReviewReviews (254)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"the imperial war museum"
in 28 reviews
"media city"
in 44 reviews
"old trafford"
in 17 reviews
"lowry centre"
in 14 reviews
"itv studios"
in 3 reviews
"bbc tour"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"ship canal"
in 3 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"outlet mall"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 3 reviews
"theatre"
in 36 reviews
"iwm"
in 5 reviews
"manchester"
in 30 reviews
"regenerated"
in 4 reviews
"stroll"
in 9 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 246 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Media city area and lots of shops and things to do. Good transport system to downtown Manchester on tram. BBC / ITV studios . Restaurants and shops. Pleasant way to pass an afternoon.

Thank StephenCr0ss
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in the Salford Quays, it was interesting to see how the former quays of the Manchester shipping canal had been redeveloped since the quays closed in the early 1980's. Lots of apartments, shops, restaurants, hotels....... A little bit of a characterless mickymouse land, forgetting...More

Thank 923Dan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Quays outlet shopping is pretty average to be honest. Not really on a par with other outlet centres like Gun Warf Quays ( Portsmouth) or Clarke’s Village ( Somerset) . Only small range of shops and no designer ones really. The surrounding area though...More

Thank Lin117
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is really nice to walk around. Shopping, good pubs, foods, lake, pubs gardens etc. Best to go there in the summer or night time.

Thank Rac'Zara S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Poor selection of shops. If we hadn't been wanting to go to the Lowry gallery it would have been a wasted visit.

Thank Kate L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 March 2018

A great outlet with plenty of parking. M&S had some great offers with real discounts as a pose to other stores which didn't seem very discounted. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Sarah Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

What an ideal place for a couple of hours before football. There are many parking areas, bars, coffee shops and food outlets. There is plenty to see, BBC media city, ITV studios, imperial War Museum, The Lowry, The Lowry Outlet shopping outlet and outside interests....More

Thank bonjgb1009
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 December 2017

What a change over the years.I remember coming here on a school trip to look at the docks and ships. No comparison now and it as the feel of NYC lower Manhattan but on a smaller scale. Great area for leisure, living and sports.

Thank IAN O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

It’s very clean, plenty of parking areas, plenty of bars, coffee shops and food outlets. Plenty to see, bbc media city, ITV studios, imperial war museum, cinema, shopping outlet and seats outside. Great place to take in the views

Thank Ms B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Always like visiting here as there does seem to be something new each time. This time another restaurant called the Botanist. Upstairs near to Damson. Looks very nice. Anyhow, a welcome addition to a thriving area.

Thank david n
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Salford
Holiday Inn Manchester MediaCityUK
1,201 reviews
.40 km away
Holiday Inn Express Manchester - Salford Quays
1,138 reviews
.41 km away
Premier Inn Manchester Salford Quays Hotel
1,533 reviews
.47 km away
Premier inn
296 reviews
.56 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pier Eight Restaurant & Bar
235 reviews
.06 km away
Cau Media City
481 reviews
.26 km away
The Botanist
127 reviews
.27 km away
Wagamama
244 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Trafford
5,464 reviews
.88 km away
Ordsall Hall
227 reviews
1.15 km away
The Lowry
2,555 reviews
.05 km away
MediaCityUK
529 reviews
.59 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
janetsmall27
21 January 2018|
Answer
Response from david n | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it covers a large open area with many shops.
0
Votes
aggie Q
28 August 2017|
Answer
Response from Dean G | Reviewed this property |
There is the metrolink tram you can get from Media City back to Manchester. I would recommend checking the tram times but usually trams run until midnight or thereabouts.
0
Votes
;