We Mancunians love four things: shopping, drinking, eating and music (well, and football if that’s your thing). This weekend we hopped on a train and ventured up to Manchester to pay a visit to the old friends and fam’ and in typical fashion our long weekend covered most of the essentials.
We ticked a new restaurant off our ‘places to eat’ list, went vintage shopping in the Northern Quarter, stumbled across hot chocolate bubble tea in Chinatown, hit up a pub or two and worked our way round the Christmas markets–indulging in the compulsory bratwurst and Glühwein. I know I’m biased as a native, but up north we know how to do a Christmas market. Manchester’s is hands-down the best in the UK, even if it’s uncomfortably busy (even for a now-Londoner).
I’d also recommend poking your head into the newly-refurbished Central Library, now as impressive on the inside as it is on the out.