The Manchester area, particularly the downtown shopping district, offers many shopping experiences along with dining and entertainment to take advantage of. Residents and tourists can visit many shops all year round in addition to many Christmas Markets that are operating in November and December each year.
Manchester Shopping – There are many shopping possibilities in the central Manchester area. A partial list of the major shopping areas include Manchester Arndale, intu Trafford Centre, Arcades Shopping Centre, Beales, BHS, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Crompton Place Shopping Centre, Crownpoint Shopping Park, Dale Mills & Courtyard Shopping Centre, Debenhams, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Late Night Shopping at Cheshire Oaks, Lollipop night shopping at Cheshire Oaks and the Lowry Outlet Mall to name a few.
There are over 38 markets spread throughout the city offering a variety of food and goods for sale. Enjoy nearby restaurants as well as local bars in the area. Many specialty shops are also in the area offering everything from high end jewelry to fountain pens and specialty deserts. Shoppers can browse among many eclectic shops and find just the right gift item for friends and family.
Manchester Shopping – Christmas Markets are another great shopping experience to consider in season. They run from mid November to the last week just before Christmas and offer over 300 stalls of many different home made products that are appropriate for Christmas gifts as well as food items. You will find something for the entire family: Christmas tree ornaments, children’s gifts and much more. They include King Street, St Anne’s Square, Brazenose Street, Albert Square, Cathedral Gardens, Exchange Square, Market Street, New Cathedral Street, and Exchange Street. Most if not all of the Christmas markets are located near well known bars and restaurants, coffee shops etc where you can relax after a day shopping.
Manchester Shopping – Travel: Visitors can arrive by car, by bus and train / Metrolink depending on your destination. Many shoppers will park at one of the Metrolink stations and travel downtown on the Metrolink. They can spend the day shopping and then enjoy a relaxing drink and meal at one of the local eateries near the markets.
Places to Stay – There are many hotels in Manchester downtown area, however there are none better than the Pendulum hotel on Sackville St. Enjoy great rooms, free WiFi, dining and much more at this hotel. You are close to everything. It is within walking distance of the Metrolink and Piccadilly station.
Whether you live in the city or are visiting from somewhere else in the UK or elsewhere, Manchester offers many great shopping experiences. Hand crafted goods along with mass produced and high quality goods are available. Stay at the Pendulum Hotel and make a holiday out of your shopping trip. Enjoy dinner and drinks at one of the local bars in the area. There are many restaurants to choose from nearby that cater to everyone’s taste for all types of food.