MY CITY: MANCHESTERJune 2, 2014
From Miami Beach to Manchester, we bring you a series of alternative city guides to steer you off the beaten track.
Heading to the North West? Let lifestyle blogger, Schoolboy Couture, take you hand through the cobbled streets of his home town.
The Northern Quarter
Best described as the Shoreditch of Manchester, it’s full of trendy eateries and bars, and the graffiti is always evolving. It also happens to be where I live, so I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for it.
This is right in the heart of the Northern Quarter and home to cafes like Teacup, Home Sweet Home and the new favourite BonBon Chocolate Workshop – they make the best hot chocolate ever. If burritos are your thing then check out Luck Lust Liquour & Burn.
With its many canals and bars, it’s the perfect respite after work. The seating spots by the canals are always a great place to soak up some rays: just be mindful of the geese that can get a bit protective of their young.
If it’s nightlife that you’re after then Manchester is renowned for its nightclubs and bars scattered across the city centre. From the flamboyant and fun Canal Street to the bars lining Oxford Road, these spots are popular with students and attract a load of touring bands – there’s something for everyone.
A great shopping hub, this place is the best place to shop names like Vivienne Westwood and Tommy Hilfiger. At the bottom end of King Street, you’ll find a variety of trendy bars and restaurants that cater for people from every strata.
So there you have it, a few (of very many) spots to love in Manchester. It’s a fantastic city with a great vibe and menswear scene. You won’t be disappointed if you pay it a visit.
Words and images by Schoolboy Couture – www.schoolboycouture.com