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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 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.