There’s nothing wrong with the traditional British afterwork activity, namely popping down to the pub for a few drinks with your work colleagues. If it happens every night without fail for months, however, it can start to get a bit old. Why not introduce a bit of variety by taking advantage of the varied options which a capital city like London can offer? [Continue reading…]
Booked on a flight to Manchester? You are in for a surprise, as this city, despite its less than stellar rep, is decidedly unboring.
A developer’s dream, Manchester is full of eye-popping contemporary building designs, with all the old industrial haunts and dilapidated quays gradually being transformed into state-of-the-art functional urban spaces. [Continue reading…]
As shopping opportunities go, London, has pretty much everything covered. Whether you are looking for a pair of hideously expensive designer shoes, a vintage pocket watch , or the very latest in high street fashion, gadgets and gizmos, you are guaranteed to be able to find everything you want in one of London’s many shopping spots. [Continue reading…]
London riverboat rides are an entertaining way to spend a morning, where you don’t really have to expend too much physical effort, but you still get to sightsee some of the best bits of London. [Continue reading…]
Picture the scene – you’ve arrived at your office night out feeling a million dollars in an outfit that you spent hours shopping for. Then, your biggest work rival shows up wearing exactly the same outfit! Unfortunately, that’s the risk with high street shopping. One way to avoid that is to try shopping somewhere a bit alternative, maybe a little quirky and certainly a bit different. In fact, somewhere like the Northern Quarter in Manchester. [Continue reading…]
It’s summer in London and on the odd day when the clouds clear and it’s not pouring with rain, there is nowhere better to be than one of the capitals finest beer gardens, with a pint of something cool and some sociable mates. [Continue reading…]
You can travel from Manchester City Centre to virtually anywhere in the city through its networks of buses, trams and trains. Although many of these are privately run, the Greater Manchester Transport Executive (GMPTE), now known as ‘Transport for Greater Manchester’, is the body responsible for public transport in Manchester. [Continue reading…]
Buy, buy, buy! Birmingham, the UK’s second city is one of the best places to go shopping in the UK. With Selfridges serving a whole host of designer goods, from Mulberry to Paul’s Boutique, there is a place to go and something to buy that will suit every taste and budget. I recommend the Bullring, Selfridges, All Saints and the monster sized H & M. [Continue reading…]
As a regular viewer of televised stand up comedy I decided that it was high time to visit a live show at one of the many comedy venues in Manchester. Me and my partner decided on the Comedy Store at Deansgate Locks because it is well-known, in a good area of the city and surrounded by trendy bars.
Fashion, we all love it right? Man, woman, girl or boy, come pay day, how many of us can resist a wander around the shops? Whether your tipple of choice is the high street; designer, second hand, discount warehouses or vintage, Birmingham has it all. [Continue reading…]