Manchester

Manchester

Tax refund are ambiguous depending on the Brexit Situation. But based on old rules, you are able to do it together with the EU customs.

Transportation

While it is possible to get around on foot in the city, the Metroshuttle is a free bus service. There are also the trams which is pretty useful. A taxi will gets you around the city for about 5 – 10 Pounds.

Attractions:

Manchester Town Hall

A Victorian, municipal building that was built in 1877, this place is amazing. Currently uses as the headquarters of the city council, the building is a striking one in Albert Square. The exterior is dominated by the clock tower which rises to 280 feet and houses Great Abel, the clock bell.

Piccadilly Gardens

This little green is located right in the heart of the city, located between Market St and the edge of the northern quarter. It is nice to take a little stroll here when the sun is out. It is quite gorgeous here.

Manchester Cathedral

The city cathedral which is origin since the 13th century, the medieval gothic exterior is definitely worth a look. The interior and ceiling are also splendid and well carved. Admission are free and the cathedral is open from 8.30am to 6.30pm, till 5.30pm on Fri and Sat. The St Mary window is a must see.

Castlefield

It is an area to the west of the city centre, this place is the industrial and roman heart of Manchester. The area is pretty happening and is home to Roman fort, canals, old mills, new bars, sophisticated restaurants. Perfect for a lazy stroll. Deansgate train and tram station are the nearest to Castlefield.

 

St Peter Square

A popular meeting point in the city centre that is surrounded by many attractions including the Town Hall and Central library. Rudy Pizza is also located nearby.

John Rylands Library

One of the most gorgeous library in the world. This place will wants to make you study forever. The library was constructed since 1980 and open to the public as a gift in 1900. It is open from 10am to 5pm and from 12pm on Sun and Mon. Be marvel by the Reading Room and see the Papyrus 52 fragment.

Manchester Central Library

The monumental 1930 central library of Manchester is located on St Peter Square. It is definitely worthy of a look inside. It is closed on Sun. It is open from 9am to 8pm, and to 5pm on Fri and Sat. The reading room is amazing.

Chetham Library

Located next to the cathedral, this 1653 public library is one of the attraction in the city. What is so special in this place is the dark and medieval atmosphere inside the library. They are open on weekdays from 10am to 5pm. This is believe to be the oldest library in England. Super worthy of a visit. Visit goes by timing hourly.

Old Trafford

Located out of the city centre, the Old Trafford can be access by taking the tram or by a train. Visit one of the world most famous stadium for a tour. The Manchester Metrolink takes you there. Alight at Old Trafford. Tickets are pricy though, coming at 25 Pounds for Adults and 16 for students.

Shopping:

Arndale Centre

One of the largest shopping mall in the city that provides one stop destination for almost everything that you need. It comes with also an indoor market with food and fashion stalls. It is open from 9am to 8pm with shorter timing on weekends. It is linked to the Marks and Spencer and Selfridges department stores.

Levenshulme Market

This sat market is located roughly 20 mins out of the city by transport, it is connected by bus and trains, the location of the market is right next to the rail station. It is open every sat from 10am to 4pm. You can find a mix of artisan goods, crafts, street food and fresh local produce. Check the website for more location, sometimes it is held at the university.

Restaurants:

Moose Coffee

York House, 20 York St, Manchester M2 3BB, UK

This place is a chic American diner serving up breakfast and brunch. It is also a nice spot for some coffee breaks. It is open daily from 8am to late afternoon. Their apple and salted caramel pancakes are a good one to try.

Yard & Coop

37 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW, UK

Known as the best fried chicken in Manchester and well prices. This is a local hotspot. It is also perfect if you are looking for food late since they open from noon till past midnight daily. There is also a promotion menu for lunch which is amazing.

Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza

Petersfield House, Peter St, Manchester M2 5QJ, UK

This popular pizza place is known for being authentic and cheap. With prices starting from just 4.90 Pounds. It sounds awesome especially if you are craving for some Italian.

El Gato Negro Tapas Manchester

52 King St, Manchester M2 4LY, UK

Open from noon till 10pm daily with the exception of Mon where they only open for dinner, here it is a Spanish affair. The tapas is amazing. The location is good too, just a short throw away from the Town Hall. There is also a set lunch options from 12 to 5pm at 15 Pounds. Prices are fair.

Lunya

Barton arcade, Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BB, UK

Located inside the Barton arcade, this is another Spanish offering in the town. It is good and quick. It is open from morning till 9 to 10pm in the night. They even serve up Spanish influenced breakfast. Prices are pretty good. The Albanico Iberico is excellent. The menu is huge, with special offering during lunch.

Teacup Kitchen

53-55 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA, UK

Here is the place for some authentic English high tea. Cosy and comfy, it is a nice tea house and café near the city centre. They are open from 9am to around 6pm daily. Their brunches are good and the rainbow cake is a popular choice. Prices are high.

Trof

8 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU, UK

This is a very nice place to spend time in, be it for their breakfast, a high tea or even drinks and dinner in the evening. It is open from the 10am till past midnight. With longer hours on Sat. It is also one of the cheapest place in town. Frequently, they have live music.