I'm going to be in Manchester with my boyfriend for a weekend next month, sort of to "celebrate" my 25th birthday! We are staying in Ancoats Travelodge - stayed here last year when we were over for a football match , but that was a flying visit.
Was speaking to a friend who is originally from Manchester and they commented how the city is very poor for daytime activities. So I have been really searching to find things to do before we leave! Just have a few questions.
1. We definitely want to check out Chinatown! Is it purely just restaurants or does it have chinese/ethnic grocery stores, and little nicknack shops like the chinatowns in New York and San Fransisco? Besides the arch, is there anything "not to be missed" in this area?
2. Is Urbis any good? We like modern type museums and this seems like it could be good, but is it? Or is this just aimed aat children?
3. What is the best way to get to the Trafford Centre from our hotel?
4. Any other suggestions of things to do? Especially day time things? We both like culture, sight seeing and just fun things. Hah.
Thanks in advance.