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Top 5 things to do in a day

Recommendations taken from the 'Where to Go Manchester' guidebook of how to spend your day.


San Carlo Cicchetti

Fuel up for the day at the suitably high-shine eatery tucked into the ground floor of House of Fraser, despite its Italian heritage, it supplies one of the best full English efforts in the city. More info.


Market Street

Sample some of Manchester's most talented and creative locals. This shopping highway is always buzzing with performers and street artists. More info.


Exchange Square and New Cathedral Street

Explore these retail delights where you'll find Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and the Corn Exchange.


The Avenue in Spinningfields

Here, the smart glass and steel environs host flagship shops from the highest end of retail such as Mulberry, L.K. Bennett and Emporio Armani. More info.


Manchester Town Hall

Finish your day by visiting a true Manchester classic. This magnificent building was designed in Victorian Gothic style by Alfred Waterhouse and opened in 1877. Amongst its many treasures are the Ford Maddox Brown murals which are monument to the ideas of Victorian Manchester, portraying science, invention, education, trade and textile industry. More info.