I recently spent the weekend in Manchester with my Sister for a small get away. I’ve never been to the city centre before, so it was fun to explore somewhere new.
We traveled up on the train and arrived at Manchester Piccadilly around 12pm. We stayed at a Premier Inn which was about 2 minute walk from the station, so was in the perfect location. Whilst making our way to the Arndale centre, we came across Wok & Go which was the perfect place for lunch. I had chicken in Black bean with noodles which was yummy and you get a huge amount, so make sure you’re hungry! As we were tired from waking up early, we had dinner at the hotel and called it an early night ready.
On Saturday morning we took a walk to Chapter One, located in the Northern Quarter its an independent bookshop as well as a cute cafe’. The interior was very quickly, with books you could read whilst enjoy a drink or to buy. I had a Pot of English Breakfast tea and a Jaffa cake inspired cake which was absolutely delicious. The rest of the day was spent wandering around Manchester Art Gallery and the streets of the city. That evening we had dinner at one of my sisters favourite restaurants, Las Iguanas, it’s a south American inspired restaurant with 2 for 1 cocktails all day everyday.
Sunday started with brunch at Alabama’s, located on Newton street. It’s a beautifully decorated American eatery which makes the best pancakes I have ever eaten in my life. If you’re in Manchester you really need to visit this place.
We then wandered to Manchester Cathedral which is a beautiful building, along the canal and through Canal Street, which is Manchester Gay village, if you want a fun night out, this is the place to go.
Monday was our last day in Manchester, we checked out the hotel then headed to Alabama’s again because it was so good the day before. This time we had a salt beef sandwich with chips. The portion was huge, so be warned, if you’re not that hungry sharing is definitely the way to go. Our train was at 2pm, so we said our goodbyes to Manchester.
It’s a great city and I would definitely recommend a visit. It’s a small-ish city which means it perfect for exploring on foot and there are lots of hidden gems to be found. I am definitely planning a visit here again soon.
From Rachel with love x