One of the top reasons why people visit Manchester is the wealth of shopping that can be done at great value for money.
Even when factoring in the cost of flights and accommodation, shopaholics from the UK as well as Continental Europe flock to the city because they know they can get some great bargains at the boutique shops as well as the huge shopping centers that are within easy reach.
If you are after something special, then the boutique zones can be found in New Cathedral Street, Spinningfields as well as King Street where shoppers can mill around to their heart’s content to find that unique item that you can’t find anywhere else.
For those that love vintage clothes, records, accessories and curios, then just head down to the Northern Quarter. The countless cafes, arcades, bars and vinyl shops, coupled with creative start-ups will have your head spinning as you try and juggle the hundreds of items that will catch your eye.
For those that prefer the High Street brands, there are four major shopping areas. The Manchester Arndale and the intu Trafford Centre will offer shoppers choice from the United Kingdom’s biggest brands.
There are also child care centers and activity centres here, so if those that have families feel like some down time, this is the place to be. You can drop the kids (or husband) off for the day while you browse the thousands of stores and shop till you drop. The centers are also home to many restaurants, cafes and eateries.
Those that prefer outdoor shopping can do the rounds at Exchange Square or Market Street. There is plenty of parking and if you do not have your own wheels, you can simply get there by bus or on the city Metrolink. Manchester really is a shopper’s paradise.