Manchester’s reinvention from industrial centre to tourist dream comes courtesy of a wealth of restaurants, museums, and festivals to keep you busy, many within walking distance of downtown. Plus, if you’re a soccer or Coronation Street fan, you’ve found home.
With a view of St Peter’s Square in the heart of Manchester, the menu at The Anthologist reflects an eclectic mix of Asian, Mediterranean and British crowd pleasers like fish pie, cod tacos, and crispy duck with peanuts and hoisin, you’ll find something for everyone.
Take a tour of Chetham’s library (the oldest free public reference library in the United Kingdom), which holds more than 100,000 volumes of printed books including a substantial collection of artifacts from the Belle Vue Zoo and Gardens. Next door is the National Football Museum with a collection of (soccer) memorabilia.
GOOD TO KNOW
The Metroshuttle is a free ‘hop on, hop off’ bus service that goes into the city centre and is the most efficient way to get around.
After a multi-million pound renovation the Edwardian-era Corn Exchange Building now houses an eclectic collection of restaurants.
This original travel article first appeared in the Winter 2018/19 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.