Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre (Market Street, Manchester) – as of May 2019, this shopping center will celebrate its 40th anniversary. The shopping center, one of the biggest in Europe, has witnessed huge changes over its four decade history. It remains the region’s busiest shopping mall with an estimated 40 million visitors every year. It currently […]
Lowry Outlet Mall (Salford Quays, Manchester) – this is the perfect place to shop your favorite brands for less. As the only Factory Outlet Shopping Centre in Manchester, shoppers can receive up to 70% off regular retail in over 80 stores. Big name brands include Marks & Spencer, Gap, Nike and The Body Shop.
Intu Trafford Centre (Trafford Centre, Manchester) – this is one of the UK’s largest and most popular shopping destinations. Located just 5 miles outside of Manchester city center, the venue boasts over 230 stores, more than 60 cafes and restaurants, fashion shows, pop concerts and regular celebrity appearances.
Usher Hall (Lothian Road, Edinburgh) – this historic concert hall holds 2,900 spectators, and books a variety of musical acts. Acts can range from Rufus Wainwright, to classical music orchestras, as well as dance music DJing acts like Mogwai. See Usher Hall’s website for a list of upcoming events: www.usherhall.co.uk
The Caves (8-12 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh) — The Caves is a truly unique venue that makes up the sub-structure of the 18th Century South Bridge. There is no venue more Edinburgh than the Caves, or more Scottish, if you consider there was once so much Whisky stored here that it became known as “Whisky […]
South (4A King Street, Manchester) — a legendary part of Manchester nightlife, South is a bar on the student nightclub circuit tucked away behind Deansgate. South night club in Manchester was born in 1995 and is still going strong as one of the leading and original underground music clubs. Rightly proud of their underground roots […]
Sandy Bell’s (25 Forrest Road, Edinburgh) – given its old school pub vibe (which prides itself on the 35 malt whiskies on offer), this is the place for those who like Scottish folk music (which means live folk acts sometimes perform here). That also means standing room only – also cheap beer!
Panacea Manchester (14 John Dalton Street, Manchester) — with a celebrity following Panacea quickly gained a reputation for one of the bars to be seen at as well as an establishment dishing up high standard in both their dining options and drinks lists. With both a restaurant and cocktail bar, all kinds of nights are […]
Eastside (51A George Street, Edinburgh) – the easy-going, dance-where-you-stand, space has been aimed at the after work drinks crowd as well as late night revelers. Ditch the kebab queue and visit the indoor pop-up food stands where hungry dancers can munch on delights such as dumplings from ‘Yumpling Dumpings’. Located within the basement of refurbished […]
Mint Lounge (46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester) – this nightspot is located in the city’s Northern Quarter district, hosting a variety of club nights and live music events. On Fridays you will hear the 21st century discotheque sounds of Clique, while on Saturdays it is home to Manchester’s longest running club night ”Funkademia”. Mint Lounge has […]