I’ve lived within Greater Manchester my entire life, but I rarely get out and about exploring Manchester City Centre. So when I was recently asked to do just that, I agreed eagerly. Read on to find out exactly what we got up to and what we enjoyed.

The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own.

Exploring Manchester City Centre

If you’re thinking of paying Manchester a visit, it’s worth checking out serviced apartments Manchester for decent accommodation which won’t break the bank. The below photo was taken on a Sunny day a few years ago, and shows how wonderful this city can be when the sun shines.

Exploring Manchester City Centre - Exchange Square Manchester
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Manchester is still worth a visit even when the sun isn’t shining though – there’s loads to see and do. If shopping is your thing, there’s loads to keep you happy. From budget stores like the gigantic flagship Primark, which is on Market Street. To the high end stores in St Anne’s Square and King Street. If you’re a fan of Gucci, you’re sure to find something you’ll love in their Exchange Square store, or in Selfridges.

Exploring Manchester City Centre - Gucci Store
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Grub’s Up

If you’re a foodie, you won’t be disappointed. I’ve shared my thoughts on Hard Rock Cafe Manchester before, but there’s loads of other options, too. If you’re a fan of sushi, you will be spoilt for choice. As well as the Yo Sushi you find all over, there’s also several smaller Sushi bars. Some friends and I headed to Teppanyaki in China Town recently, and definitely over indulged in Sushi goodness. While I stuck to the Vegetarian options, they had the real deal!

Teppanyaki Manchester

It definitely wasn’t a budget eatery, as it cost £280 between 6 of us. We all enjoyed every bite, though, so it was an amazing treat. While we were over there, we took some time to explore China Town too, which is full of great places to explore and eat. Manchester’s Chinatown is the second largest in the UK, and it’s an amazing place to visit during Chinese New Year. The Parade is brilliant, and the streets are lined with stalls and dancing dragons.

Exploring Manchester City Centre - Chinatown
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My Thoughts On Manchester

This is really just the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much more to see and do in Manchester. If you’re here for a few days, I’d highly recommend visiting The Museum of Science and Industry. Additionally, the People’s History Museum is well worth a visit. Finally, just outside the City Centre is Salford Museum and Art Gallery. In there, you’ll find an entire Victorian Street, complete with Sweet shop, Toy shop and more.

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