Manchester is one of my favourite cities. It has all the buzz of London without the hassle. The "Capital of the North" is also known for its music and football teams. And there is a little bit of everything for everyone.
You'll find High Street heaven inside The Triangle and The Arndale Center. Is not just that they are full of your High Street favourites, but also some of the biggest stores of these shops. The choice factor is second to none and you will find a lot of items you will struggle to get in the smaller stores.
If you're a Designer Lover head to King Street, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Spinningfields amongst many others. Here you'll come across any well known label covering from clothing to accessories.
For Bargain Hunters, Manchester offers a huge variety of markets and vintage shops. Beer, French, Christmas, Jewelery, Food Market - you name it, they'll have it! And don't forget Afflecks Palace full of independent, unique and quirky labels as well as vintage stores.
For Night Owls... Manchester has one of the biggest clubbing scenes and is one of the largest Student Cities in Europe. For an easy pick head to The Printworks or search for more specific music genre. Sankeys and The Circle Nightclubs as well as footballers' hang out Panacea are the favourites.
If you're staying over you could pick from big and well known hotel brands to boutique and quaint little spots.
Read my reviews of individual places to visit here, including restaurants, bars and beauty centers.
It's all happening in Manchester. :-)