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Going to Manchester, UK

Jul 10, 2012 - Jul 12, 2012

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    • Afflecks52 Church Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
      Mark Bratt recommended Afflecks
      5
      Afflecks Palace is a shopping emporium filled with a huge mix of weird and wonderful things. There's a lot of vintage clothing, some electronics stuff, art, posters, a cafe, a condom shop, and lots of ... read more
      designers working for themselves. Wayne Hemingway, Founder of the label Red or Dead started out here.
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      Mark Bratt

      Afflecks Palace has already been recommended, but if you were to pick one place that encapsulates Manchester, then I think this is it.

      The Guardian did a great piece on Manchester today: http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2013/feb/04/locals-guide-to-manchester

      There are lots of great bars, I really like Trof, but Socio Rehab is quite a cool place (more cocktails).

      Worth checking out the Museum of Science & Industry, which is free to get in to. Particularly important since Manchester was the first Industrialised City in the world.

      I have lived in Manchester for a number of years, and I've recently set up an overnight canal boat tour called Wandering Duck (you'll find it on here). Of course, I am completely biased!! But, if you have the time then you may way to check this out as a way to escape the city for a night or two. But only if you have time, since Manchester is a fantastic city, and it takes some time to appreciate the spirit of the place and its people.

      Finally, worth watching the film 24hr Party People, and reading Manchester, England by Dave Haslam, for a greater insight in to the city.

      Have fun!

      Kirsty recommended Afflecks
      5
      Afflecks Palace is a 3 floor building full of quirky, kitsch and unusual clothing and accessory stores. You can find some brilliant hidden gems here!
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    • Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre70 Shudehill, Manchester M4 4AF, England
      Andrew Ballantine recommended Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre
      4
      Great location, 5 mins from the train station and near the city centre attractions.
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      Andrew Ballantine

      Great cafe with amazing English breakfast next door.

    • The Lowry8 The Quays, Salford, United Kingdom
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      Alex L recommended The Lowry
      4
      A very cool modern construction (like much of Manchester) is the Lowry, a collection of art galleries, theatres, and performance and gathering spaces. Lots of locals and very Manchester.
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      Alex L

      I was here about seven years ago, but it was very cool, and not a tourist spot at all.

    • Night & Day Cafe26 Oldham Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Hard Rock CafeExchange Square, Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Palace HotelOxford Street, Manchester M6O 7HA, England
    • Barton Swing AqueductChapel Place, Off Redclyffe Road, Manchester M41 7, UK
    • Town HallAlbert Square, Manchester, England
    • Etihad StadiumSportcity, Rowsley Street, Manchester M11 3FF
    • Piccadilly GardensPiccadilly Gardens, Manchester M60 1HX, United Kingdom
    • Heaton HallManchester, United Kingdom
    • Manchester MuseumOxford Road, Manchester M13 9 United Kingdom
    • 57 Thomas St57 Thomas Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Heaton ParkThe Farm Centre, Manchester City Council, Manchester M25 2SW, United Kingdom
    • Manchester Trafford CentreWilderspool Wood, Trafford Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Manchester AirportManchester International Airport (MAN), Manchester, Greater Manchester M90 1QX, UK
    • Old TraffordSir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, M16 0RA

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