Manchester may be a rainy city but don’t let the weather fool you, this is a vibrant place full of exciting things to do and see. Here at SMC Coach Hire, we love Manchester so much we’ve collated our favourite things about it to share with you.
Shop Until You Drop
Manchester is a fantastic place to do a spot of shopping. This vast city has a store for everything and everyone. Take a trip to the Trafford Centre, the second largest shopping centre in England, and find all you can dream of! Looking for something quirky or retro? Head over to Manchester’s Northern Quarter and get lost in the wonderful world of Affleck’s Palace. If you’re needing something a little up-market then head over to Spinningfields for a beautiful selection of stores.
Grab Some Good Grub
Manchester has an abundance of different food options for all budgets. You can find everything from classy sky-high views at the famous 21 Stories to traditional Irish pub food at Waxy O’Connor’s. There are also plenty of veggie/vegan options all across the city, including 1847, Bundobust, Earth Café, Ginger’s Comfort Emporium and many more. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, take a stop at Circus Tavern – Europe’s smallest pub!
Marvel Street Art
The streets of Manchester are filled with beautiful art and graffiti, particularly the cities hipster Northern Quarter. Thanks to the Cities of Hope street art festival, you can find art of all forms painted beautifully across old buildings from large portraits to colourful wildlife. Be sure to check out Oldham Road, Port Street, Great Ancoats Street, Brightwell Walk and Gun Street.
Be a Book Worm
If you’re a stickler for beautiful buildings and classic books, visiting the various Manchester libraries is a must. The John Rylands library situated in Deansgate is a breath-taking piece of architecture and rich in history. Wander around the colossal building and marvel at the high ceilings and special collections. Wanting to take the kids? Then visit the Central Library which has a children’s sections as well as rare books and a café.
Magical Music Scene
Manchester is renowned for its music scene. When wandering the city centre you will come across a number of talented buskers entertaining the passing crowds. What is more, Manchester has been the starting place of many amazing musicians and bands including Oasis, The Smiths, Joy Division, Happy Mondays and many others. If you really want to get a feel for the Manchester music scene we recommend a visit to Night & Day, Peer Hat and Deaf Institute. You can also check out what’s on at the Academies, Manchester Arena and the Apollo .
Now that you know all the fun you can have in Manchester it’s time to book your transport! SMC Coach Hire can provide vehicles ranging from 8-75 seats, available in standard, executive and luxury. Get in touch today for a free quote plus, if you use our online enquiry form, we’ll give you 5% off!