*My spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views, photographs and places to visit are my own ideas.
Even though it’s very close to me (about 40 minutes, an hour on a bad day) I very rarely visit Manchester. I do need to head over more so when Hotels.com asked me if I’d go over and explore and write a post in collaboration with them about what I got up to, of course I said yes. If you’re not lucky enough to live as close as I do but fancy exploring the city yourself, there are plenty of hotels in Manchester to choose from (and it’s a very good night out, too!) Northern Quarter Manchester is my favourite part of the city, filled with lots of the things I love to find on my travels, so that’s where I spent my day.
Manchester is fabulous for shopping in general, and I spent a couple of hours wandering around The Arndale Centre and Manchester’s large Primark. We did intend on wandering over to Afflecks to explore some of their quirky independant shops at the end of the afternoon but the heavens opened, so I’ll have to make another trip.
A good day out isn’t complete without a cocktail or two and when my friend Lynne suggested The Washhouse, a secret, Speakeasy style bar I knew it would be perfect. It was, check out those drinks! We had a nice hour sat here chatting and taking in the atmosphere.
Northern Quarter Manchester has some of the best Street Art, and it’s everywhere. There’s so many bees, the symbol of the city, and plenty of other pieces-I saw loads just driving in to find the carpark. Sadly due to the terrible weather I wasn’t able to take any photos (another reason to go back soon) but if you’re a fan of hunting out some colour, you won’t be disappointed.
Visiting a Cat Cafe has been on my bucket list for a very long time and Cat Cafe Manchester do walk ins, so walk in we did. At £12 per hour its not cheap, but you do get unlimited hot and cold drinks and to hang out with a bunch of cats, so it’s definitely something I’d do again.
It was a shame (but fairly typical for Manchester!) that the rain was so bad, because I did want to do a few more things for this post-I guess I’ll just have to write a part two in a couple of months time!
Have you been to Manchester? What do you like to do in the city?