Manchester

Manchester

This Saturday I went with a very fun group of friends to Manchester. Its only about an hour drive away. Its such a huge city I am sure I will go back. I just didn’t have enough time to see it all. This weekend in Manchester they were celebrating the Chinese New Year. We didn’t participate in the celebration, but we did enjoy all the decorations they had strung up.

 

Our first expidtion in Manchester was to find a cute tea shop someone had read about. Apparently this tea shop is suppose to be themed like Alice in Wonderland. Unfortunately when we arrived with a group of around 10 people, they couldn’t seat us. Actually they were booked for three weeks out! I did get a nice picture of the outside of the shop, and I hope to return while I am here.

The Richmond Tea House (looks like Wonderland inside)

The Richmond Tea House (looks like Wonderland inside)

 

We did find a tea room where we might enjoy brunch. It was a bit more modern and elegant. I loved it. I could have sat in there all day, mostly because it was cold outside. This place was called Tea 4/2 or in our case, tea for ten! IMG_1119[1]

Inside the tea room

Inside the tea room

 

I opted for just a cup of peach tea, but i took it with almond milk. Such a great decision! Other’s got more decadent orders, like cheesecake. Everything they brought to our table was so perfectly presented and tasted amazing!

My peach tea

My peach tea

Someone's delicious berry cheesecake

Someone’s delicious berry cheesecake

Rebecca, Charlotte, and Myself

Rebecca, Charlotte, and Myself

 

After the tea, we walked around Manchester and took in the sites. There was a ferris wheel and streets full of people shopping and celebrating. I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Bradford is much more of a sleepy town. I like my bustling big cities better.

Walking into the city centre

Walking into the city centre

The bustling streets of Manchester

The bustling streets of Manchester

 

While walking around we found the town hall, but we though we were finding a cathedral. I wasn’t disappointed because I thought the town hall was gorgeous. There was also a wedding going on while we were there, so we weren’t allowed into many different parts of the building.

The town hall

The town hall

The clock tower on the town hall

The clock tower on the town hall

 

The bus that was waiting for the wedding party.

The bus that was waiting for the wedding party.

Charlotte, Rebecca and I inside the Town Hall

Charlotte, Rebecca and I inside the Town Hall

 

While continuing our hunt for the cathedral, we came along a few other interesting buildings. One of which was a gorgeous library. About the time we arrived at the library, a few of us decided we were down with sightseeing. Instead, we went on a shopping adventure.

The Shakespeare (one of the interesting buildings in the city centre)

The Shakespeare (one of the interesting buildings in the city centre)

The beautiful Library

The beautiful Library

The mall we went to was huge! It had so many stores I had never seen and a couple of American stores. I tried to only shop in English stores (though I don’t know if I was successful). To my astonishment the food court had Taco Bell. the menu was quite different, but the food was just as good. I also introduced my Sweedish friends, Rebecca and Charlotte, to Tace Bell. They liked it! We shopped all day and left as the town was going out to party. The city is even more beautiful at night with all the buildings lit up. The greatest scene was being greeted by the lit up ferris wheel as we left Manchester.

 

 

The exiting scene of Manchester

The exiting scene of Manchester

 

5 Comments

  1. Brittany · February 3, 2014 Reply

    How exciting! Beautiful pics, my sis! Oh to be in a place that appreciates tea so much haha

  2. Joanna · February 3, 2014 Reply

    Love it!

  3. Becky Burney · February 3, 2014 Reply

    I love the pitures! Sounds like you are seeing alot of different places. btw…your hair is looking so good!

  4. Katie Lomas · February 3, 2014 Reply

    Soooo glad you visited Manchester! It is my home town! If you ever want to go again let me know :) xx

  5. Bethany Burney · February 5, 2014 Reply

    I absolutely loved Manchester, and I am definitely going back. When I do, I will certainly let you know. I would really enjoy seeing Manchester from the perspective of someone who has lived there.

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