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quaint shopping areas?

hello- would like to take a day trip to manchester from liverpool. here on business with hubby. are there any areas like london's covent garden, soho or carnaby in manchester? cobbled pedestrian streets with a place he can sit outside and people watch while i meander the shops? also is there a casino near an area such as i have described? thank you.

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1. Re: quaint shopping areas?

You could go to the corn exchange but it's far from London's covent garden. There are cobbles and shops but the shopping centre area itself is quiet and very deserted all the time. For atmospheric, cool shopping you should head to the Northern Quarter. It has great coffee shops and independent retailers. Its got a hipster vibe but is something different in the city. There is a casino in Chinatown.

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2. Re: quaint shopping areas?

I'd say the nearest you can get is the area from Exchange Square along to St Ann's Square and through the passage to King St., not forgetting the Barton Arcade. All pedestrianized, some block paving(!) and lots of mostly upmarket shops and a few bars and of course the ubiquitous coffee shops. There is a casino fairly near.

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If you want quaint shopping areas why not come to Chester? Very quick and easy by train or bus from Liverpool . Wonderful two tiered medieval shopping streets, all the quaint and boutique shops you could wish for in beautiful black and white timbered buildings

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4. Re: quaint shopping areas?

"Quaint" - in either the UK or US sense - is never a word I would use about Manchester (or any other major town or city in the UK)

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5. Re: quaint shopping areas?

thanks everyone- i actually posted a question about chester in another forum! i'd love to go there- chesterbuff- do you know if the shops are open on sunday and monday this week?

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6. Re: quaint shopping areas?

Shopping is a national pastime, especially on Bank Holiday weekends (Mon 5/5 is a Bank Holiday), so yes, the vast majority of shops will be open both days. On Sundays, most are only allowed by law to open for 6 hours - if chesterbuff sees this they can confirm, but I would expect that most would open 11-5 (or maybe 10-4 or 12-6). Little 'corner shops' selling sweets, drinks etc aren't affected by this.

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Another vote for Chester if you haven't already made up your mind... a gorgeous little city and well do-able in a single day...

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