Manchester is one of those cities that feels like a home away from home. Albeit a cooler, crazier version of home.
Recently we spent a day in this magical city and whilst it wasn't enough time to get the full Manchester experience, it does give you a good taster. If you have the oppertunity to spend any time in Manchester then we would fully recommend it.
We've found the coolest places to make 24 hrs in Manchester unforgettable.
Where to stay
The Malamison is slap bang in the Northern Quarter and the perfect base for your quick visit. It's also walking distance to the train stations and the Arndale & Selfridges.
Where to eat
Federal Cafe is perfect for breakfast & brunch. This Aussie style cafe caters for meat eaters and vegans alike. I would recommend the citris avo bagel, it's delish!
For meat eaters head to Almost Famous, bugers, wings & dirty fries galore! If you are after some vegan treats then V Rev diner is just along the road and caters to all your vegan junk food desires. The mac n cheese is especially good and all the loaded fries are incredible.
For dinner Oshi Q gives traditional Japanese food with a flair. It's the perfect setting for food with friends!
Where to Drink
The Champagne bar at the Abode is a great way to kick start your night, and it's a three minute walk from the Malmaison!
Dusk til Pawn is a speakeasy worthy of the name! Original parquet flooring with a jukebox and some vintage glamour. It's very easy to walk right past as the front is all pawn shop with the bar hidden in the back.
The Northern Querter is full of cute indie stores, We are Cow is a great vintage store with loads of reworked items like mens shirts turned into cute tops and dresses!
Head to thunder egg for some colourful clothing & accessories. They have two locations, one stand alone store and a concession in Aflex Palace, which is worth a visit if you need some band tees/posters or any jewellery!
Magma is the go to place for indie magazines and stocks a good selection of books & cards from indie designers and writers.
Selfridges and the Arndale centre are good if you are looking for more high street and high end items, plus they are a good place to take shelter from that Mancurian rain!