Bordered by the Pennines and the Cheshire Plain, Manchester is a popular metropolitan city in England. In addition to its rich cultural and historic attractions, Manchester also offers a vibrant dining and shopping scene. Manchester is home to two of the most famous football clubs in the world ? Manchester United and Manchester City. You cannot miss a visit to the National Football Museum, Old Trafford Museum, and The Manchester City F.C Museum and Stadium Tour. Manchester’s musical legacy dates to the 1960s and 1980s, with the Bee Gees, The Hollies, and The Smiths, respectively. If you are a fan of The Smiths or even otherwise, go on a musical tour at The Salford Lad’s Club which has rooms dedicated to the band. Enjoy live music at the Manchester Arena or head to the underground club - Clint Boon’s Disco Rescue for a Saturday night party.
Useful Tips for Tourists Flying to Manchester
Where to shop
Ranging from high-end stores and malls to designer boutiques and bargain-basement outlets, Manchester gives you a great shopping experience. The city’s two major giant shopping centers – Trafford Center and Arndale Center offer all kinds of merchandise and are a must-visit. In addition to shops aplenty, they also have an Odeon Cinema, miniature golf, restaurants, and fast food stores. Find quirky gift shops, book stores, vintage stores, eateries, and much more along the streets of the Northern quarter. You can also go to the various shopping outlets such as the Armani Outlet, Chico’s Outlet, J Crew Factory, Loft Outlet, and Michael Kors Outlet for shopping your favorite brands.
What to eat
Choose from a variety of luxury dining options and trendy street foods in Manchester. The Big Manc at Solita Bar and Grill (made from steak patties), Monterey Jack cheese, iceberg lettuce, and Big Manc sauce are must try items! Savor the popular Sticky Beef at Fallow Café or Chicken Wings at Almost Famous. If you are a cheese-lover, then The Marble Arch is the right place for you, which offers varieties of artisan cheese. A haven for cereal-lovers, Black Milk offers 50 bowls of cereal of all kinds for you to design your own chocolate bowl. After your meal, have some sugary delights like the Ginger Tart at Altrincham Market, Peanut Butter Jelly Pie Sundae at Milkjam, and Manchester Tart at the Robinsons of Failsworth.
A Few Common English Slangs
English is the most widely spoken language in Manchester. So, here are some of the most commonly used English words and phrases that will help you when you travel.
• Best friends:
• Sibling or Close friend:
• I am telling the truth:
I swear down
Dos and Don’ts
• Greet people with a handshake and use last names with titles.
• Avoid talking aloud in public, it is considered offensive.
• Public display of affection is not very much appreciated.
Emergency contact numbers
• Police: 101
• Emergency: 999
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