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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • The Lowry

    Modern cultural centre
    The Lowry is a modern cultural centre in Salford Quays, and because of its silver skin is called the «Guggenheim of the North». The complex houses two theatres, several galleries and a café. The architectural flagship opened in 2000, and since then has collected a wide range of representative and fine arts under its roof.
    Pier 8, Salford Quays
    Manchester M50 3AZ
    +44 843 20 86 000
    thelowry.com
  • Climbing Centre

    Climbing instead of praying
    The decline in the number of church-goers caused this church to be closed down, and since 2004 it has been a place for climbing instead of praying. The main lead wall at the Climbing Centre is an impressive 20 metres high, and the Centre offers an environment that’s safe, encouraging and inclusive with motivated staff who are encouraging of your climbing ambitions.
    St. Benedict’s Church
    Bennett Street
    Manchester M12 5ND
    +44 161 230 70 06
    manchesterclimbingcentre.com
  • The Avenue

    Luxury labels
    The Avenue in the smart banking quarter Spinningfields was based on New York’s Fifth Avenue, and includes luxury brands such as Armani, Ted Baker and Mulberry. The broad pedestrian zone is definitely worth a stroll. The area’s restaurants and cafés (such as Australasia and The Alchemist) are perfect for some refreshment.
    Hardman Street
    Manchester M3 3FL
  • Piccadilly Records

    For music lovers
    This shop has become a cult, and is known throughout the country for its friendly, highly knowledgeable staff. Unusually, it has been able to hold onto its independence over the years, and offers its customers everything explosive and exclusive that the music world has to offer.
    53 Oldham Street
    Manchester M1 1JR
    +44 161 839 80 08
    piccadillyrecords.com
  • Afflecks

    Curios
    The highlight on a visit to the Northern Quarter has to be this unusual department store. It’s a veritable maze of small shops that sell simply everything, from one-off items of clothing made in the area to antiquarian books. This mishmash of little shops has always been popular with Manchester’s music scene.
    52 Church Street
    Manchester M4 1PW
    +44 161 839 07 18
    afflecks.com
  • Selfridges

    The world’s best department store
    Selfridges is, and has always been, a unique shopping destination, and offers everything from the latest fashion trends and household goods to cosmetics. Although it is considerably smaller than its counterpart in London, the Manchester branch still consists of five floors. Whether Burberry, Gucci or Missoni – a spending spree is guaranteed.
    1 Exchange Square
    Manchester M3 1BD
    selfridges.com
  • Oi Polloi

    Men’s fashion
    Casual and classic fashion for men is available from this spacious shop in the Northern Quarter. Oi Polloi has an extensive range of quality shoes, jumpers, shirts and jackets; casual outdoor brands such as Woolrich, Fjällräven, Barbour and Dr. Martens are especially popular.
    63 Thomas Street
    Manchester M4 1LQ
    +44 161 831 77 81
    oipolloi.com
  • Jack Wills

    Very British
    Polo and rugby shirts with sports club emblems, chinos, striped blouses, cardigans and tweed suits for men and women are displayed on three levels in a classic vintage interior. Jack Wills is based on the so-called «preppy» look, which expresses an elitist lifestyle with a good measure of understatement.
    35 King Street
    Manchester M2 7AT
    +44 161 831 9508
    jackwills.com
  • Hervia Bazaar

    Young labels
    This smart, Art Deco-style boutique has a semi-circular glass wall, chandelier and mirrored ceiling. It offers its trendy clientele fabulous fashions by ever-popular labels such as Comme des Garcons, Hannah Martin, Hussein Chalayan, Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier.
    40 Spring Gardens
    Manchester M2 1EN
    hervia.com