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Travel like a local – Manchester (UK)



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5 Places Locals love in Manchester, not the usual tourist attractions!

1. Northern Soul Grilled Cheese

Slowly emerging as a Manchester institution – Northern Soul Grilled Cheese offers a no fuss high thrilled lunch at a unbeatable price. Grilled cheese cooked to perfection with a variety of optional extras. Set in a groovy vibe with great music, it’s a must go for lunch if you’re shopping or sightseeing in town.

Manchees

 

2. Whitworth Art Gallery

Voted Museum of the Year 2015. It’s been recently renovated to give the traditional venue a modern twist. There are great exhibitions and it has a lovely café with great food and view of the Whitworth Park. Cultural venue of Europe for 2016 with free admission too!

Whitworth Art Gallery

 

3. National Football Museum

With Manchester being at the centre of the football universe, it makes perfect sense that the National Football Museum is here. Whether you stay for an hour or spend an afternoon immersed in football heaven, add the National Football Museum to your list.

National Football Museum

 

4. Alexandra Park

A beautiful park in leafy suburbs. They have exciting events at various times during the year including Pankhurst in the Park and the Caribbean Festival. If you fancy a nice stroll, a picnic in the park or a spot of tennis – you can do it all here.

Alexandra Park

 

5. Afflecks Palace

A bit of an institution and great for any fans of independent businesses. Quirky shops, tasty food options and a generally exciting vibe makes Afflecks a stop of spot for anyone marauding around town. And for Take That fans, Mark Owen bought the outfits for Take That’s “Do What You Like” Video in Afflecks Palace in 1990 😉

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