Manchester, UK (July 2013) – There’s plenty to do in Shudehill, one of Manchester’s most vibrant and varied districts.
Manchester is famed for its cultural quarters – from the Northern Quarter, formerly the heart of the cloth trade, and now home to a broad range of independent businesses, to Canal Street with its colourful nightlife.
However, one part of the city that many people overlook is Shudehill, an area that links the Northern Quarter with Manchester Victoria station, and has plenty to offer in its own right.
When you’re next tasked with finding hotels in Manchester city centre, look to this district for inspiration, and you could see a side to the city that has previously passed you by.
Shop Till You Drop
Shudehill is perfectly placed for shopaholics, with the Arndale Centre easily accessible via its market entrance, and plenty of parking in the Arndale Centre and Shudehill multi-storey car parks.
Alternatively, hop on a tram or bus from the Shudehill interchange, and you can soon be on your way out to the Lowry Outlet retail centre in Salford Quays, or the Trafford Centre.
Closer to home, Shudehill hotels are also right on the doorstep of the Northern Quarter, with its bohemian collection of independent businesses and retro chic shops.
Bright Lights in the Night
Shudehill’s nightlife has plenty to offer, and is perhaps best known for its proximity to the Printworks, Manchester’s indoor street of cinemas, bars and restaurants.
This is hard to miss – look for its casino entrance adjacent to Shudehill interchange, and you can enter the Printworks at the end where the cinema is located.
Head in the other direction, and Shudehill borders the Northern Quarter, with traditional pubs like the English Lounge serving hand-pulled ales and high-quality food.
If you’re in the mood for a show on a grand scale, Manchester Arena can be reached via Victoria rail station – simply head past the Printworks to get there.
Here you can see stage shows, live music and sporting events, making it a worthy addition to any holidaymaker’s itinerary.