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Manchester United Kingdom, Greater Manchester

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  • Shopping (8907)
  • Nightlife (4219)
  • Football (2357)
  • Shopping for clothes (1925)
  • Live Music (1831)
  • Restaurants (1600)
  • Food (1560)
  • Theatre (852)
  • Museums (833)
  • Bars (822)

Manchester was highly rated for shopping by 7,211 guests from the United Kingdom!

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Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Manchester.

Susan
Susan, United Kingdom

14 days ago Report

Shops are amazing in Manchester, all near to each other which help tired legs. Plenty of places to eat. Christmas market is so pretty. Bus service is very good.
Trafford centre is awesome. The decorations are fantastic. The atmosphere is lovely, and well signposted as it's so easy for a country bumkin to get lost in there. Plenty of facilities to use. Just great. Even my husband loves it there. A fab way to spend a few days in Winter.
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Is there more to shopping in Manchester than main street stores?

Jane
Jane, United Kingdom

17 days ago Report

Harvey Nichols is a must. Very different to other department stores. All the staff help each other & nothing is too much trouble. We shopped, had our nails & face done & then ate in the restaurant - absolutely perfect

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Manchester?

kathleen
kathleen, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

Lee Evan's playing live in the Phones 4 U Arena
Coronation Street tour
Go karting at Daytona Motorsport

Why would you recommend Manchester for food?

Tiina
Tiina, Finland

12 days ago Report

modern British (gastro)pub food is just so tasty and well prepared, classics with or without a twist. places like The Old Monkey.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Manchester?

Richard
Richard, United Kingdom

14 days ago Report

Expensive bars.
Doing your research before you go out so you don't spend a fortune trying to have a good time jumping from location to location.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

SteveLang
SteveLang, United Kingdom

20 days ago Report

Manchester has some fantastic places to eat. Try anywhere in Chinatown, or my personal favourite The Grill On The Alley (pre booking essential) if you are a steak lover.

What makes the people from Manchester so friendly? Tell us your story.

Rosemary
Rosemary, United Kingdom

29 days ago Report

When at the Arena for Caro Emerald's concert the lower steps have no hand rail and a kind gentlemen helped me down to my seat and a helpful lady helped me up the steps afterwards both were spontaneous. Also at the concert I met a friendly couple who bought me a couple of drinks as my flask had been confiscated and they were great company all evening

What makes the Christmas markets in Manchester magical?

Carlo
Carlo, Malta

22 days ago Report

the atmosphere is fantastic from morning till late in the evening ... all types of stalls nicely decorated that you ll find in every street & square ... nice smell of food & mulled wine (you have to drink a glass or 2 so maybe you feel a bit warmer in that chilly weather of Manchester)!

What makes Manchester one of those classic city trip experiences?

Bernie
Bernie, United Kingdom

27 days ago Report

Excellent venue for theatres, arena, good transport, rail, trams. Restaurant were within easy walking distant, good variety of cuisine. We were approached on two separate occasions by official guides around the city. Asking us were we lost, and did we need any help. (They did say and show us they were official, saying there are many of them around ) This was brilliant, we have never met guides before in any city.

What did you discover about the museums in Manchester that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Tiina
Tiina, Finland

12 days ago Report

museum events, get current information, like soccer practise at the Football Museum. hands on activities for kids at for example Manchester Art Museum, active experiencing like Museum of Industry and Science MOSI, Manchester Museum. and much, much more.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Manchester?

Debra
Debra, United Kingdom

27 days ago Report

By vising the Cathedral, we were fortunate enough to arrive when an ordination was taking place and were able to stand and watch the proceedings. We also returned later in the day when it was quieter and a 30 min play was about to start which was wonderful.

What did you enjoy the most about Manchester pub crawls?

Rachael
Rachael, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

the choice and variety of places to go. You can have a totally different experience each time you go to Manchester; from the down-to-earth pubs to the glamorous cocktail bars!

What can we expect to get our toes tapping in Manchester?

Rosemary
Rosemary, United Kingdom

29 days ago Report

Great concerts at the Arena (Caro Emerald and her musicians were absolutely brilliant) and The Apollo and excellent classical music at the Bridgwater Hall and the Royal Northern College of music

Where's the best place to bust a move in Manchester?

Anonymous, Location unknown

22 days ago Report

Republic De Cuba -- best bar in town, live band, dj, dancing, got to get there early to get in , free entry , i recommend booking a table if you want food
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What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Manchester has to offer?

Andrew
Andrew, Guernsey

6 days ago Report

Walk around and explore. The transport facilities are excellent so you can cover a lot of ground. My favourite restaurant was a West Indian at the end of Portland street. Great food, highly impressive service and very different. I wish I could remember the name, I'll be going back when I bisit again

What is it in Manchester that makes history come alive?

john
john, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Manchester was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. It has many interesting buildings dating from this period. Manchester celebrates its history.

How can you enjoy the sights in Manchester while avoiding the crowds?

Fiona
Fiona, United Kingdom

23 days ago Report

Plan out in advance, avoid going on days that Man city or Man UTD have a home game otherwise you'll be stuck in traffic

Which fine art museums should a first time visitor to Manchester start with?

Chris
Chris, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

Manchester City Art gallery on Mosley St a block away; also visit the Portico Library nearby (Warm welcome and light meals) splendid surroundings. Don't miss the newly enlarged Whitworth Art Gallery just outside the city centre.

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