Right On The Doorstep: Manchester

I’ve been lucky enough to do a fair bit of travelling in my life so far, but often I forget that right here in the UK are some gems waiting to be discovered, and right on our doorstep! Brighton, where I live now, is a very popular destination to visit, and whilst I love the South, I do really want to explore the North and in particular, Manchester! I’ve been to Manchester once to see Reading play them, but it was a fleeting day visit and didn’t leave any room for exploration!

Manchester looks perfect as it is easily accessible by fast trains, the Northern Quarter looks quirky, there are loads of museums and art galleries and the nightlife is also supposed to be amazing, and cheap too! So here are 5 things I would do if I went to Manchester:


1) Visit the gorgeous Laura from Chambray and Curls. Laura is a beautiful lady who I met whist she lived in Brighton, but Manchester called and is now where she resides. So if I visited Manchester I would deffo pay Laura a little visit!

2) Explore the Northern Quarter. And just chill out. The Northern Quarter is home to great shopping, bars, restaurants and clubs, as well as some fun art exhibitions, galleries, installations and little festivals. The perfect way to mooch about on a weekend!

3) Do something cultural. Manchester is home to a wide variety of art galleries and museums and the Whitworth Art Gallery, The Lowry and Manchester Museum look good with regular exhibitions and shows.  

3) Experience the nightlife. I love a good night out, and I hear nights out in Manchester are really good and super cheap. With an array of lovely bars, restaurants and clubs, Manchester would make for a great weekend break with the girls and accommodation is pretty decent too!

2) Stay the weekend. I would love to spend a long, lazy weekend in Manchester/go on a girly weekend, and thus somewhere to stay would be essential. There are many lovely hotels and air bnb has some quirky spaces to stay. But at the end of the day, you can always rely on a good old cheap hotel in Manchester and there are a fair few situated throughout the city.

Have any of you visited Manchester, what was your favourite thing to do, any recommendation? Where would you like to visit in the UK?

Twitter | Bloglovin | YouTube | Instagram

*In collaboration with Travelodge,