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Address: Manchester, England
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Many of Manchester's shops and fine restaurants are located on or near this...

Many of Manchester's shops and fine restaurants are located on or near this major thoroughfare.

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Work's party gathering

Shame it was raining but market was good as usual, has to be done before Christmas. Not too busy probably due to the weather. Delicious pancakes!

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Shame it was raining but market was good as usual, has to be done before Christmas. Not too busy probably due to the weather. Delicious pancakes!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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430 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many different shops selling a large variety of goods. On the day I visited there were also street entertainers.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best street to check out the main stores in Manchester city center. Lots of different things always happenning in there. Great place to visit even if you're not planning on buying anything.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I come here every year with friends or family. Every year it gets bigger - this time it starts even closer to Victoria Station. I always arrive there, and make my way through the markets to Albert Square. There is a large selection of stalls, and in Albert Square the variety of food on offer is considerable. Items are not... More 

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Thank Susanne L
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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412 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking down Market St isn't a very nice experience. There are very noisy buskers, street sellers with worthless junk, beggars and hoards of shoppers. It is like an obstacle course. Better option is to go through the Arndale centre to get from one end to the other. As it is enclosed, it is warm and dry and more more interesting.

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Thank 2010mustang
southport
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

came to the christmas market saturday, just love this, great goods on sale, really nice food and drink and to be fair not to expensive for this sort of thing and so many stalls to look round, if you can find a better christmas market in the UK then i would be very surprised.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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581 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a poor shopping area. The shops are very average and the place is heaving with people you might rather not meet. Lots of younger people especially just hanging around with no purpose. This street desperatly needs a make over - dirty - not nice.

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Thank Howard-Liverpool
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited Manchester's Market Street yesterday. My girlfriend was carrying a backpack and we were walking along the crowded street. Suddenly she felt someone digging into her backpack. She turned back and found a lady (40s with brown skin tone) who followed her very closely and suspiciously put her hands into her own pocket after we turned... More 

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Thank Zi Yi W
Upperlands, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First impressions of Market Street - very very very busy! Is meant to be the main shopping area, but it is just crammed with people everywhere and seems to be made worse when there are Christmas markets right in the middle of the street.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Only the left Hand side and right hand side of the walkway between shops is flat ground! The middle is massive cobbles with gaps in between. Forget your high heels on that cobbled ground! Even in flat shoes, I struggled. This causes people to crowd and hog the flatter pavement causing more congestion! Plenty of smokers and vaping everywhere! Forcing... More 

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