When you're visiting a city for the first time there's nothing better than getting tips from a local on where to eat, where to shop, and for unique suggestions beyond the usual guide book inklings!
We caught up with Manchester local Ben Davies, Marketing Manager at Ziferblat cafe, for his insider scoop on the city, including a fun day trip that is sure to delight.
Pie and Ale – Tucked away in the bohemian Northern Quarter, Pie and Ale serves up interesting pie combinations with local ingredients and ales brewed in the region.
So Flute – So Flute is a hometown hero in the city’s club scene, a fun venue which presents eclectic soulful music to dance to until the early hours of the morning.
Why I love it: “The city’s constantly changing, but the people always maintain that friendly, northern feel.”
Salford Community Centre – This sports centre has indoor pools, trampolines, gym facilities, paddle-boarding and canoeing just a tram ride from the city.
Levenshulme Market – The market is a great place for knick-knacks and quirky souvenirs. Pop in to see the girls at Trove Bakery, a local favourite among foodies.
Ziferblat – This is a unique concept cafe where you pay sixpence per minute to use the space and everything else is free. Help yourself to cakes and coffee, with board games and super-fast Wi-Fi.