This week in Manchester (Nov 2013) we go back to basics. Simply looking at what makes Manchester the great city that it is. We explore one of the oldest pubs, a great use of old clothes, an art exhibition and of course, music.
The Britons Protection – The Britons Protection is a Manchester institution. It has stood proudly on the corner of Great Bridgewater Street and Lower Mossley Street since 1806. Famed for it’s enormous whisky collection, its a must visit for whisky connoisseurs and real ale fans. With being so close to the Bridgewater Hall it has always been popular with musicians and theatre goers alike. You can also enjoy homemade pub grub with unique options like Wild Boar and Pheasant Pie. It is not hard to see why The Britons Protection has been voted Manchester’s best pub two years on a trot in the Pride of Manchester Awards.
Manchester Music Tours – If you see yourself as a Smiths or Morrissey fan, the weekly Mozbus tour should be just the ticket for you. Manchester Music Tours present this exclusive guided tour of landmarks that are synonymous with Manchester’s music scene, taking in places that inspired famous songs and back to the humble routes of these iconic musicians. The tour lasts three hours and is ranked the number two activity in Manchester on Tripadvisor. There are also separate Oasis, Stone Roses and Joy Divison tours.
Waste Not Clothes Swap – 08.12.2013. The ideal day trip if you fancy a new wardrobe for Christmas. There is no minimum to the number of clothes you can swap. All you need to do is bring clean and undamaged items. The event is taking place in Northern Quarters Soup Kitchen, to get you in the Christmas spirit there will be Christmas DJs and a performance from the Northern Quarter Boys Choir. To make the event even better all proceeds will be going to homeless charity Shelter.
Have a great weekend in Manchester (Nov 2013). As always let us know if you go to any of the events we would love to hear how you got on.