Picking up vintage treasures
Whatever you do, don’t miss Manchester’s alternative Northern Quarter. It’s a uniquely ‘Mancunian’ neighbourhood that buzzes with bohemia and creativity. You’ll spend hours browsing its countless independent art galleries, boutiques and vintage stores. Afflecks is the area’s most famous shopping emporium, with four floors dedicated to an eclectic selection of independent designers and traders. Also well worth checking out is the Manchester Craft and Design Centre, a beautifully restored former Fish and Poultry Market where you can pick up unique handmade gifts. And if you can’t tear yourself away, the Northern Quarter also happens to be one of the city’s best places for a night out.