Manchester is so unbelievable underrated. It may be famous for football, Coronation Street and endless rain but If you believe that there isn’t much more to Manchester than that, then you could be missing out on a great city trip. Manchester has so much character and history that it is difficult for anybody to dislike the place. Catch it on a sunny day (they do get a few of those) and you might be really pleasantly surprised.
Here are just a few reasons to visit Manchester soon:
You are spoilt for choice for shopping in Manchester. In the city centre, you have a whole host of shops within the Arndale Centre. You also have a number of the top designer store on the prestigious King Street and a number of chain stores like Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and House of Fraser. Further out of the centre, with great access from the M60 motorway is the Trafford Centre. One of my favourite shopping centres with hundreds of stores, restaurants, bars and entertainment such as cinema and bowling. There’s even a Selfridge’s here too! As far as shopping goes in the UK, you will find it hard to better Manchester when you take into account both ease of getting there and quality and range of shops.
Restaurants and Bars
Manchester has a fantastic nightlife to offer, with clubs, pubs and fancy bars to cater for everybody. Whether you’re looking to sample some locally brewed ale in a warm, cosy pub or you want to take in panoramic views of the city whilst sipping a cocktail, Manchester offers it all. You can choose from the nice bars along Deansgate or head into the super-cool Northern Quarter.
There are absolutely thousands of restaurants across Manchester to choose from. You can head to Chinatown if you like Chinese food, or sample traditional pub food in one of the many pubs in the region. All the big chain restaurants have premises in across the city and the trendy Spinningfields is a popular choice for people looking for high-quality restaurants. Some of my favourites include Home Sweet Home, Moose Coffee and Almost Famous (pictured below).
Getting to Manchester is easy because it has great transport links. From trains, Metrolink, air, ride sharing services like Ridester.com, buses and cycle paths, there are great transport services across the city so that you can easily get form one destination to another.
It was only last month I was there with Mercure experiencing their city centre hotel which has some fabulous views from their restaurant. Hopefully, I’m heading back next month as I was sent so many recommendations of places to eat. Yes, I’m visiting just for the food.
Have you been to Manchester? Do you have any recommendations?
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