- Afflecks52 Church Street, Manchester, United Kingdomrecommended AfflecksAfflecks 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 moredesigners working for themselves. Wayne Hemingway, Founder of the label Red or Dead started out here.Recommended for:.Comment.about 1 year ago. ReportMark 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!recommended AfflecksAfflecks Palace is a 3 floor building full of quirky, kitsch and unusual clothing and accessory stores. You can find some brilliant hidden gems here!Recommended for:
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- The Lowry8 The Quays, Salford, United Kingdomrecommended The LowryA 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.Recommended for:Alex L
I was here about seven years ago, but it was very cool, and not a tourist spot at all.
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