Sarah has lived in Manchester since 2014 and never looked back. We met her in one of her favorite spots on our UK Interrail trip in 2017. As a travel agent, Sarah loves traveling herself, but has is currently on a mission to explore more of the UK.
While some people might say the city is ‘ugly’, she thinks the city is gorgeous. “Where else can you find beautiful Gothic architecture surrounded by quirky graffiti? Manchester is a city with great contrasts, many things to do, and everything is reachable within a walking distance. The best part? The food is better than you would expect!”
Here are some of Sarah’s favorite spots:
“If you ever find yourself with a hangover after a few too many cocktails in the Northern Quarter the night before, a Koffeepot breakfast should sort you out in no time. They’re famous for their salt, beef, haggis, and smoked kippers as well as full English, Irish and Scottish breakfast, complete with a can of Irn Bru. The breakfasts are served with two slices of buttery toast as well as a strong cup of tea or coffee. What hangover?”
Full article: The Koffee Pot
“It’s the second-largest public lending library in the UK after The Birmingham Library and you’ll enjoy it even if you aren’t a bookworm. The exterior is inspired by the Pantheon in Rome and one of my favourite things to do is sit nearby, admire the architecture and watch the world go by. The Corinthian columns are particularly Instagram-worthy.”
Full article: Central Library
“The Leeds-based store has been selling vintage and reworked items since 1997 and has one of the largest selections in the UK. I sometimes find that vintage clothing can be really expensive, but Blue Rinse is bursting at the seams with reasonably priced fashion and I always find myself in the changing room armed with enough to clothe a small army.”
Full article: Blue Rinse
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