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Manchester Neighbourhood Guide: Castlefield

By Tanja Wittrock

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Castlefield is one of Manchester's most characteristic and distinctive neighbourhoods thanks to its canal-side location, Roman history and designation as an Urban Heritage Park. Despite being located in Central Manchester, Castlefield has a laid back vibe that's perfect for lazy days along the canal, wining and dining at a pub by the water or checking out some of Manchester's most innovative museums. Our local Tanja has put together a Castlefield guide for the best of this unique area in the heart of Manchester so you can see the area through the eyes of a local!

 

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Local's Guide: A Day in Manchester

By Tanja Wittrock

If you're only visiting Manchester for a quick weekend break or on a day out, want to see all the amazing sights this city has to offer but don’t want the price tag or running commentary of the guided bus tours then this is the travel hack for you! Our local Tanja has put together a guide to seeing the best of Manchester in a day like a local!

 

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Manchester's Hidden Gems

By Tanja Wittrock

Want to get off the beaten path in Manchester? Our local Tanja lets us in on a few hidden gems so you can discover Manchester through the eyes of a local! If you like the sound of these suggestions, why not check out Tanja's profile and book her to explore Manchester together! 

Manchester may generally be known for the opulent Trafford Center or much visited Manchester United Football Stadium but away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds there are many hidden gems which offer a rare insight into a very different Manchester, full of inspirational street art, industrial history and fascinating architecture. Best of all, these attractions are easy on the budget as they are almost all completely free!

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Local beauty salons to get ready for NYE in London, Manchester and New York

By Edited by Kathryn Foley

New Year’s Eve seems to be creeping up alarmingly quickly, so we thought it might be time to start thinking about where to glam up for your night of revelry. If you’re lucky enough to be spending NYE in London, New York or Manchester, we’re sure you’ve already got some big plans for where to eat, drink and get very merry but if you fancy getting a little dressed up and pampering yourself you might be starting to wonder where to best salons in town are. Whether you fancy some festive nail art, to relax and recuperate before the big night or to blow dry your way to glossy locks, our locals have given us some insider tips for the best places to get prepped, glowing and ready to NYE party in style!

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An Alternative Guide to Black Friday Shopping

By Edited by Kathryn Foley

If you’ve found yourself thinking that you’ve had quite enough of all this Black Friday madness, check out our alternative guide to Black Friday shopping. Just around the corner from some of the biggest stores (not-so-coincidentally where you’ll also find the longest queues and the highest density of overly-enthusiastic shoppers) are independent boutiques just waiting to be discovered. Places where you’ll find an altogether more soothing shopping experience, where nothing will be snatched out of your hands and any form of pushing or shoving is strictly prohibited. So these are our tips for shopping on Black Friday at shops recommended by locals, so you can escape the hoards of Black Friday shoppers and discover some independent, local boutiques!

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The best vegan desserts in London, New York and Rome

By Edited by Kathryn Foley

Winter is the perfect excuse to bundle up in an oversized jumper and start indulging in our favourite winter comfort desserts, sweet treats and festive goodies (mulled wine anyone?). But what are us vegans supposed to do?! So we’ve put together a guide to vegan New York, London and Rome so you can get your hands on the yummiest vegan cakes, track down a vegan bakery or two and not miss out in indulging in vegan desserts over the festive season. Whether you’re a vegan yourself or are just curious to see what all the fuss is about, if you’re lucky enough to be visiting New York, Rome or London soon, let us show you that being vegan doesn’t mean missing out on indulging your sweet tooth with our vegan guide for dessert fanatics!

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Central Manchester On A Budget

By Craig Quinn

Manchester has so much going on in it’s vibrant local neighborhoods, but even if you’re visiting Manchester and sticking more to the city centre there’s loads of places you can wine, dine and shop that won’t break the bank! So here’s a guide to things to do in Manchester on a budget!

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