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Shopping in Greater Manchester

Top shopping recommendations from locals

Shopping Mall
“For those who love to shop, why not shop till you drop at Manchester's largest shopping mall. This shopping centre not only has the biggest high street brands, it also include the likes of big designer names. With its own Cinema, Aquarium, mini golf, laser quest, and a beautiful food court and restaurants within the centre, you can make a full day out of it.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Tanning Salon
“My favourite part of town. Home of independent shops, bars, restaurants and a large portion of Manchesters creative industries. Great for nightlife and daylife, from all day brunch to light night dive bars. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Tattoo Parlor
“Best place in Manc in my opinion. The entrance to is really hard to detect, watch out the bees shop on Oldham Street! Affleck's is upstair.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Food
“The Trafford Centre is a large indoor shopping centre and leisure complex in Dumplington, Greater Manchester.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Great for food and local crafts, open every Saturday from Spring to Autumn so check the opening times for 'Levvy Market' before you plan to go.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“If you want to do some shopping you will probably find all you want at the Arndale, Manchester's largest shopping mall.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“It's only 5 mins walk to Manchester's only outlet mall with 85 stores on two floors. The Lowry Outlet which have an outstanding mix of high street and designer labels at up to 70% off recommended retail prices. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“beautiful setting river side and high rise buildings. water sports, open water swimming, shopping mall, restaurants , bars, theatre and a Museum.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Beautiful building housing a theatre pod. Great spot to look around and grab a coffee even if you don't see a show.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“There are many reasons why The Quays should be at the top of your 'must see' list when you're in Manchester and Salford. This stunning waterfront destination has grown out of the once derelict docklands of the Salford and Trafford Quays area, transformed from desolate wasteland into a place where some of the country's most iconic buildings (both The Lowry and Imperial War Museum North are RIBA award winners) stand with their neighbours to provide a place where culture, sport, shopping and a lot more come together. And they're all within walking distance of each other.”
  • 1 local recommends
Clothing Store
“There you can buy beauty product/fragrances/cloths/shoes/accessories etc. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Cinema is cheaper than most plus more comfortable we find. Also bowling, casino and restaurants/bars.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Super successful out of town retail park, featuring all your favourite retailers; plus cinema, bowling, Bolton Wanderers stadium, Bolton Arena etc etc”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
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“Aldi is our local grocery store. They do cheaper versions of well known brands and their food is generally very good quality. They don't have *everything* (for that you'll need the big Sainsbury's in Fallowfield), but it's ideal for essentials and some extras too. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Manchester Fort is a retail park in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester, United Kingdom. The property includes 36 units with a total floorspace of 325,000 sq ft. It opened in 2005 and its anchors included B&Q, Waterstones, and TK Maxx.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bookstore
“Looking for a late-night cuppa and maybe a slice to go with it? Chapter one should be your first stop. Open until midnight every night serving the usual drinks and usually with a selection of 3+ vegan cakes including brownies. Really chill atmosphere, great for working or meeting friends.”
  • 4 locals recommend