How To Spend A Day In Manchester

How To Spend A Day In Manchester

Are you travelling to our Manchester Studio to find your perfect Charlotte Mills shoes? Or just want to know some of Manchester's hot spots? We've got your back! The CM team has been busy gathering some lovely places to visit during your stay so you don't have to waste time looking and can enjoy everything Manchester has to offer. We hope you enjoy!

Restaurants Manchester hotspots

El Capo

One of Manchesters favourite Mexican restaurants! Located in the Northern Quarter and a five-minute walk from Charlotte Mills HQ it's a sure favourite here.

The Ivy

Located in Spinningfields, The Ivy is a sophisticated restaurant separated into three different themed bars serving both traditional English food in The Ivy Brasserie and Asian food in The Ivy Asia. The Ivy also has a beautiful roof garden bar serving delicious cocktails with delicious views!


Tattu is a one of a kind family run Chinese restaurant also located in Spinningfields. Serving some of Manchester’s best Chinese food, the cocktails are also to die for.

Comptoir Libanais

This Lebanese restaurant is a must try! One of Spinningfields tastiest restaurants serving delicious food and mouth-watering cocktails.

Manchester best bars


With two locations in the city centre, Alchemist is surely one of Manchesters most exciting bars. With a scientific theme, the Alchemist serves the most fun and tasty cocktails!


A Japanese inspired bar located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Cottonopolis is a beautiful bar that has some heavenly drinks and cocktails and serves some amazing food too!


Located in Manchester’s Great Northern, Impossible is a ‘gin palace’ with 84 gins and some fabulous cocktails, this luxury bar is perfect for your Manchester trip!

Revs De Cuba

If you're looking for the perfect cocktail, Revs De Cuba is where you’ll find it! This Cuban themed bar is full of music and an exciting atmosphere.

places to stay Manchester

Hotel Gotham

This unique and wonderful art deco hotel would be the perfect addition to your Manchester stay. Located near Manchester Piccadilly on King Street Hotel Gotham is a one of a kind hotel.

Whitworth Locke

This aesthetically pleasing aparthotel is surely one of Manchester’s prettiest stays. Whitworth Locke is located near Manchester’s gay village and is unlike anywhere you’ve stayed before.


Roomzzz aparthotel is the perfect location! The hotel is located in one of Manchester most stunning buildings. It sits on top of some beautiful bars and restaurants and has the most perfect modern rooms.

The Hilton

This luxury hotel needs no introduction; the Hilton is found in Deansgate and is one of Manchester tallest buildings to ensure the most stunning views

coffee shops Manchester

Ezra and Gil

Ezra and Gil are definitely a team fave here at CM HQ. This independent coffee house serves the best coffee and delicious lunches, including veggie/vegan options and is only round the corner from us in the Northern Quarter!

Another heart to feed

Another independent coffee shop here, and our next-door neighbours! This lovely little coffee shops makes great coffee and offers tasty brunches.

Feel good club

We are loving this coffee shop at the minute and everything they stand for! This ‘feel good’ coffee bar makes delicious coffee and is run by the loveliest women! They are located again in the northern quarter and are also an independent business!

Federal café and bar

This ‘little slice of Antipodean happiness’ is the perfect comfy stop for a sip of coffee during your trip to Manchester! Located across the road from us in Stevenson square, NQ!

things to do Manchester

Rena spa at The Midlands

Why not take a minute to relax while you’re visiting Manchester? The Rena spa at the Midlands is the perfect place to go. From facials to saunas and the most beautiful pool to take a dip. We highly recommend!


Manchester is full of great shops like Harvey Nichols and Selfridges! After finding your perfect wedding shoes a bit of retail therapy wont hurt!

Manchester Art Gallery

Located in St Peters Square, Manchester art gallery is a must on your to do list. Housing some beautiful pieces and a great café, be sure to check the site for any events!

bridal brands Manchester

Jean Jackson Couture

Our fellow Manchester bridal brand Jean Jackson Couture creates the most stunning bridal gowns, a perfect visit on your bridal shopping weekend!

Frog Manchester

Manchester based floral business Frog are one of the UK’s leading floristry studios who create stunning arrangements perfect for weddings

The White Closet

Located just outside of central Manchester in East Didsbury, The White Closet is a beautiful bridal gown brand for all types of brides!


Our studio is located in Stevenson square, Northern Quarter. We are a five minute walk from Piccadilly’s tram and bus stops, Victoria train station is less than ten minutes away and we are 15 minutes away from Piccadilly train station. All quick and easy to get to!

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