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bookingmanchesterhouse001 is celebrating the official opening of its new Manchester HQ with an “ultimate overnight Manchester experience for the city’s imminent Derby Day.” 

Constructed especially for the big match on Saturday January 14th, the bespoke Half-and-Half House aims to champion the city’s diversity and hopes that fans who may not see eye-to-eye when it comes to football can still celebrate the city when the teams go head-to-head this weekend.

The venue is located almost exactly in-between Manchester’s two iconic football stadiums on First Street, which is also home to bars, restaurants and the city’s Home arts centre and cinema. The custom-built, Half-Red, Half-Blue house With the city’s teams set to meet this weekend, the custom-built, Half-Red, Half-Blue house measures 7x5m and comes kitted out with red and blue décor, including a half-red, half-blue bed, toilet rolls, mugs, cushions, and even red and blue garden gnomes. It aims to celebrate a rivalry which makes Manchester such a special destination, so whether you’re a football fanatic or someone simply looking to enjoy a unique Manchester experience, you now have the chance to stay at the unique one-bedroom holiday home.

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The light enters from the blue side of the room, while the red is steeped in darkness

The lucky booker and their guest will also be provided with a taxi to and from the stay and a local food tour – both of which are bookable on the platform thanks to the Trips team in Manchester.

With a nod to the very first Manchester derby in 1881, the Half-and-Half House can be booked on the site or app for a night’s stay ahead of the game this Thursday for just £18.81.

Following the derby, the Half-and-Half House will be removed and will donate the vibrant celebration of the city to Manchester’s Scouts for use at its Worsley camp.

The Half-and-Half House also celebrates the opening of’s new Trips headquarters in Manchester. The 1,300 strong Trips team are responsible for “everything but the stay,” ensuring that travellers all over the world can easily book rental cars, taxis, flights, attractions and insurance, all in a couple of clicks from the palm of their hand.

The new Manchester HQ is’s second-largest office in the world, and Matthias Schmid, senior VP of’s Trips Division, said: “Whenever Mancunians travel the globe, often the first thing they are asked is whether they are a ‘red or a blue’. They are brought together by their love of football. There’s a warmth and vibrancy in Manchester that is unrivalled anywhere else in the world. Even in rare circumstances of apparent division, there is always an underlying unity. Manchester is one, no matter which side you’re on.”

Those who have witnessed this underlying unity on previous derby days will be pleased to note that the First Street Development comes with a 24-hour private security team should the unity falter.

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