Manchester is one of the most popular UK cities to visit and it’s easy to see why. With it’s iconic music scene, industrial history and superb shopping. Manchester is bustling with character with a mixture of old and new architecture. If you love quirky vintage shops then Manchester is the place for you. I recently visited Manchester for a weekend away. I have been trying to explore more of the UK and I love heading up North as the people are so friendly!
Free things to do in Manchester
John Rylands Library
People’s History Museum
Manchester Art Gallery
There are a lot of vintage shops to explore in Manchester most of them are found in the Northern Quarter.
Where to eat
Annie’s is owned by actress Jennie Mcalpine who plays Fiz in Corrie. I had a lovely hot choc with biscuits. They offer afternoon tea, mains and desserts. They also have a take on the Rovers staple called Annie’s hot pot.
Federal Cafe – This is a New Zealand/Australian cafe which is a great spot for brunch, it was super busy when I went.
Have a drink at Sinclairs’ Oyster bar
Hatters Hilton Chambers
- Free breakfast – toast or cereal
- Different activities such as pub crawl, walking tours etc
- Free Wifi
- Communal kitchen and TV lounge – good for meeting new people
- Prices start from £12
- Manchester is pretty easy to get around by foot
- There are also plenty of bus’s and trams if you don’t feel like walking
- Parking is so cheap compared to the South I parked all day for £2.50 in Rochdale car park check out Parkopedia to find the cheapest car parks