At Duffy Motors, we are very proud of our city centre location. In an old railway arch between the Gmex Centre and the Beetham Tower, our garage is just a short drive away from major road links like the Mancunian Way, Princess Road and Chester Road.

Our convenient location also means that there is a lot to do while you wait for an MOT. If you are coming in over the festive period, make sure you check out some of these things to do.

Camp out at the office

Most of our regular customers like to leave their car with us and head to work in the city centre. They drop the car off in the morning, head into work on foot or on public transport, and return later in the afternoon or the evening on their way home.

You can leave your car with us all day if you want to. And avoid those expensive city centre car parking fees.

Last minute Christmas shopping

Left it all to the last minute? Don’t worry. Located just next to Duffy Motor’s city centre garage, the Great Northern Warehouse has a fine array of independent shops to satisfy your friends and family.

There are other great shopping areas close by as well, including Spinningfields, King Street and the Manchester Arndale.

Christmas markets

In case you hadn’t noticed, half of Manchester in covered in Christmas market huts this year. The stand that really stands out for us is one near Selfridges selling Christmas dinner in a Yorkshire pudding wrap.

Duffy Motors city centre garage is just a short walk from Albert Square, at the epicentre of the festive celebrations.

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Catch a football match

No matter what colour team you support, the Christmas period is always a busy time in the football calendar.

Old Trafford and the Etihad are both easy to get to from Duffy’s garage on the tram.

Hurl some axes

Hate the idea of sitting idle while your car’s being fixed? Release your inner Viking by throwing axes into a wooden target.

Axe throwing experience company Whistle Punks is conveniently located next door in the Great Northern Warehouse.

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Watch Star Wars

Is watching Star Wars an important Christmas tradition for your family? The latest episode has already generated some rave reviews.

There’s a cinema next door to Duffy Motors in the Great Northern Warehouse. And the tickets are the cheapest in Manchester.

Posh afternoon tea

Get posh afternoon tea in the Manchester’s most opulent champagne bar and restaurant. There’s nowhere better for a posh bite and great views of the city.

Cloud 23 is located in the Beetham Tower, just next to Duffy Motors city centre MOT and service centre.

Brighten up the school holidays

Struggling to keep the kids entertained over the winter break? The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) has some educational light-themed children’s shows, workshops and demonstrations that are sure to brighten up their day.

MOSI is just a short walk away from Duffy’s city centre garage, across Deansgate. The ‘Light’ event runs from 21 December to 07 January.

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