City centre hotel, perfect for shopping! – 3 star – Manchester

The perfect destination for a mini-break to Manchester, this Secret Hotel is located in the city centre making it a convenient option for those travelling for business or leisure. All rooms are en-suite with complimentary toiletries and include flat screen satellite television, high speed internet and climate control. Guests can also make use of the onsite brasserie style restaurant as well as the gym, indoor swimming pool and spa equipped with a sauna. Business facilities are of an equally high standard, with meeting rooms, audio/visual equipment and a board room. Snap up this city centre hotel, perfect for shopping!

Take a trip to Tatton Park, located in Knutsford just outside the city. A stunning manor house sits within the tranquil acres of this celebrated stately home, as well as offering 50 acres of award winning gardens, a farm where children can feed and pet the likes of goats, donkeys, hens and pigs, and a deer park which becomes truly magical during the winter months when snow falls. The Old Hall is the estates oldest building, dating back to Tudor times, and a tour of this supposedly haunted building is a must! The Stableyard is a great place to pick up some unique souvenirs and gifts. The Housekeeper’s Store, located here, is the best place to buy local produce, including venison from the park and artisan cheeses as well as an impressive selection of English wines and local ales. Enjoy locally sourced food at the Stables restaurant, with an attractive outside area for when the weather permits.

Manchester is one of the North’s finest shopping destinations, with plenty to keep you occupied. For vintage curios, try Discover Vintage Fair in Victoria Baths- a great place to pick up retro clothing, quirky ornaments and other original pieces. Every Tuesday, the Rochdale Flea market takes centre stage, with plenty of bric-a-brac for bargain hunters. Tib Street Fashion Market runs every Saturday in the Northern Quarter and is the place to go to pick up current trends by up and coming designers and independent labels.

For romance, why not book yourself in for a chocolate making workshop with my chocolate. Let the expert chocolatiers help you make the most mouthwatering chocolates you could imagine, using ganache, praline and organic chocolate, before packaging them in ribbon tied bags as a souvenir. Alternatively, Black Dog Ballroom offers cocktail master classes guided by the resident award-winning mixologists. You’ll learn how to make some of the most coveted recipes of this destination bar, and of course drink a few as you go on! If you’re visiting with friends, why not book yourselves in to get you warmed up for a night out!