Soak up the creativity of the Northern Quarter

Manchester, Greater Manchester

While away an afternoon in the Northern Quarter, Manchester's vibrant, urban heart, with its fantastic array of vintage shops, cafés and bars.

The Northern Quarter in Manchester’s city centre is a uniquely ‘Mancunian’ neighbourhood: alternative, bohemian and creative. It's home to countless independent bars, cafés and restaurants, and visitors can spend hours browsing through its art galleries, boutiques and vintage stores.

Afflecks is the area’s most famous shopping emporium, with four floors dedicated to independent designers and traders. The Manchester Craft and Design Centre is where you can pick up unique handmade gifts, housed in the beautifully restored former Fish and Poultry Market.

And if you really don’t want to leave in the evening, the Northern Quarter is also one of the best places in the city for a night out. Taste local British ingredients at TNQ restaurant and bar before heading to Apotheca to sample its range of quirky and inventive cocktails.

Manchester is situated in the northwest of England, 2 hours 10 minutes from London by train.

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