Manchester Journals

A Weekend in Manchester

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A travel journal to Manchester by dkm1981

Quote: A weekend of fun in a city that I tend to forget is fun!

A Shopper's Paradise!

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If you have a hankering for handbags, a fetish for footwear or a passion for purchasing then Manchester city centre is an absolute must for you! It has everything from huge department stores to niche little shops, from high end designers to bargain basement stores and everything in between. You could easily spend weeks upon weeks shopping in Manchester and you still won’t have covered it all, however here’s a rundown of the key places for any shopaholic:1. The Arndale CentreWith over 240 shops and cafes, the Arndale Centre is the biggest city centre shopping arcade in the UK. It is located (as you would imagine) right in the centre and is just a 3-5 minute walk from Victoria tr...Read More

Imperial War Museum North

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Attraction | "A Thought Provoking Afternoon"

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Introduction I remember going to the Imperial War Museum in London when I was a child and having a great time, so when I discovered there was one here in the North, I decided to pay a visit. The Imperial War Museum North is housed in an obscure, but interesting, looking building and is basically made up of two floors: The ground floor is the entrance and includes the gift shop, a dining room (where you can eat your packed lunch, if you've brought one), a cloak room, learning studio and the elevator to the Air Shard (which is a 29 metre high viewing platform, from which you can see most of Manchester). The second floor is where the exhibition rooms are. T...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 29, 2009

Imperial War Museum North
Salford Quays
Manchester, England M17 1TZ
0161 836 4000

La Tasca

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Restaurant | "Nice Meal, Shame about the Prices"

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I went to Manchester recently for a concert and we decided to make an evening of it and get some food first. So, armed with my 50% off food voucher courtesy of moneysavingexpert.com (don't judge me - there's a credit crunch going on people!), we headed to Las Tasca on Deansgate. -The Restaurant Itself- First of all, there's an outdoor eating area in front of the restaurant with about five tables - although there are two reasons why I wouldn't eat there. Firstly, the great British weather doesn't exactly lend itself to dining Al Fresco and, secondly, I'm not sure I'd like the people walking past staring at me stuffing myself anymore than I'd like to alternate mouthfuls of food w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 29, 2009

La Tasca
76 Deansgate
Manchester, England M3 2BW
+44 161 834 8234

Travelodge Manchester Central

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Hotel | "Bargain Price and Great Location"

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-Introduction- It's been so long since my partner and I went to Manchester that, when we got tickets to see The Killers (woohoo!) at the MEN Arena last week, we decided to make a trip of it and stay over, so we could do some shopping and - more importantly - sample the local food and drink! Anyone who has booked concert tickets recently will know that, by the time you've added all the 'hidden costs' on, you've spent a fortune, so we were looking for somewhere cheap and conveniently located and I have to say, we definitely found that. - How did we find it?- After trawling through all the usual hotel websites, I stumbled across an advert offering rooms for £19 a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 29, 2009

Travelodge Manchester Central
11 Blackfriars Street
Manchester, England M3 5AL
44-870-191-1659

Trafford Centre

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Attraction | "It's All Under One Roof"

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The Trafford Centre is a huge shopping complex just outside Manchester with every shop and eatery you can imagine, with a 16 screen cinema and games arcade and bowling alley thrown into the mix. *Directions* By car: Straight off the M60 at either junction 9 or 10. Coming from Lancashire, we usually come off at junction 9, but sometimes when it's super busy, the overhead signs on the motorway direct you to come off at junction 10 to ease traffic. You can actually see it from the motorway, so you don't need the million-and-one directional signs once you get off the motorway, although they are there anyway! There are 1000's of parking spaces across a number of carparks all o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 29, 2009

Trafford Centre
Barton Dock Road
Manchester, England M17 8AA
+44 (161) 749 1717

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dkm1981

dkm1981
Blackburn, United Kingdom