For those who love a good shop, Manchester has a wide range of stores, markets and independent retailers to suit any taste. It goes without saying that you have to visit the Arndale & Market Street, wrapping around into both St Anne’s Square and Exchange Square.

Next on your list has to be the Northern Quarter. Filled with a huge variety of clothing stores, record stores and the every quirky Affleck’s Palace, you’re certainly in for a great time.

A look around Spinningfields & Deansgate is also worth the trip – even just to enjoy how the modern architecture intertwines so beautifully with the old. The National Football Museum is also just at the top of Deansgate, near Victoria

No shopping trip to Manchester is complete without visiting the Trafford Center. The huge shopping mall could is easily a day trip, with a huge selection of retailers and things to do nearby.