On our last day, my friend and I went to the Norther Quarter – as we had to try one of the individual restaurants. We went to Night and Day and we had an amazing breakfast. Then, we walked along the beautiful Canal Street and the Gay Village. As it was daytime, there was not much going on. That was basically my trip. Fortunately, Bella reserved a seat for the train, because it was packed. I imagine Manchester is very popular for weekend trips.
I was really lucky and again, thank you Professionals UK for the tremendous opportunity and unforgettable trip! I really enjoyed every single moment. We came across an anti Tump demonstration in front of the Town Hall, which was nice to see and Salzburg fans, who were loud, very loud and not really behaving. There were many police officers trying to control them. These are things you will remember even years after.
1.To Travel around
As you may have read about my struggles on my first day in Manchester. Apart from that there are no bus stop names, be aware that there are different bus companies, so you need a day pass (System One Travelcard) which is valid for most of bus, tram and train. Stage coach bus are the cheapest, one ride cost £1, night fares after midnight cost obviously more.
You can also take other transport, such as tram (Metrolink), Metro Shuttle Bus and train. I kinda enjoyed walking around and taking pictures.
2.To Eat and Drink
There are plenty of restaurants in Manchester. Our Tour Guide recommended us these areas
- China Town
- Arndale Market (nice selection of street food)
- Northern Quarter
- Deansgate for a nice cocktail or fancy restaurants, and bars, i.e. The Alchemist, Albert’s Schloss
- YHA Manchester: clean, right at the Bridgewater Canal, near Museum of Science and Industry
- Holiday Inn
- Trafford Centre
- Independent shops (some cool and hip once in Northern Quarter)
Hope you enjoyed reading all my Manchester posts (and photos). I cannot believe that time passed so quickly. I was astonished that I didn’t use my umbrella once, since the weather forecast was bad for the entire week. In fact, it rained but only for couple of hours (that doesn’t count). My journey back to London and Brighton was alright. Although, the trains were packed, glad Bella reserved a seat for me.
Bye bye Manchester
P.S.: The Mancunian accent is definitively not my favourite one (just saying).