Are you looking for a city break during the Christmas holidays? Manchester's shopping scene is said to be among the best, if not the best, in the country. And, even better, our Serviced Apartments are only a stone's throw from the rejuvenated Chapel Street, between Deansgate and Salford Quays, perfect for exploring the city centre.
Manchester's seasonal events change the city, bringing the spirit of the season to life and allowing you to cross everything off your Christmas to-do list in one place. Manchester will entice you back again and again, with award-winning Christmas markets, some of the most incredible shopping in the UK, fantastic dining culture, and nightlife. Manchester's Christmas Markets are the UK's original, largest with over 300 booths spread across ten market locations - the only market in the country to be named one of Europe's best. The markets are a Christmas dream come true, with an exceptional variety of food, drink, and gift ideas.
The family-friendly section at Cathedral Gardens has a range of activities for all ages, including an ice rink, carousel, helter-skelter, Santa sleigh ride, and train ride. It is just a short walk from the Arndale's Grotto for a magical Christmas experience. The beauty of the city centre is its vastness, which caters to all tastes and prices, and it's only a short walk from a wide range of attractions.
Shopping till you drop is an amazing reality: Manchester is one of the UK's best shopping destinations, with everything from the glitz of Spinningfields to the indie-chic of the Northern Quarter. With a bustling restaurant, café, and bar scene, staying well-fed is easy. With all this in mind, where is the best place to shop in Manchester to do your Christmas shopping?
The Trafford Centre
For some real retail therapy, go to The Trafford Centre. It has everything from Victoria's Secret to Primark and Selfridges, so no matter what you're looking for, you'll find it here. There's also a Legoland, an Odeon Imax, and a Sea Life Centre. Oh, and there are over 60 eateries to select from if you become hungry while shopping. The Trafford Centre, it's safe to say, has it all.
Address: Regent Crescent, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8AA
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Cheshire Oaks is home to the UK's first and largest designer outlet complex. You can shop and dine in more than 145 shops, restaurants, and cafés. Expect to see brands like Nike, Adidas, Marks & Spencer, Next, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Burberry, and fashion favourites like Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, and Burberry. Cheshire Oaks is a great place to find a bargain.
Address: Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9JJ
Since its inception in 1975, The Arndale has been the godfather of Manchester retail malls. Apple, Monki, and River Island are among the many brands available. However, there are also smaller shops and food outlets to be found. Furthermore, the retail mall is near Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, allowing you to shop among the finest of them right in the city's centre.
Market Street, New Cannon Street Mall, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 3AQ