Things to pack for Manchester Chrismas Markets
Luggage and bags: A strong shopping bag or 2!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfy shoes! Thermals!!
A Warm coat/ scarf/ hat/ gloves - it gets quite cold, but once you've had a mulled wine, you'll be a bit warmer! Layers of thin clothing, so you don't overheat in the pubs/shops etc.
Manchester isn't a stranger to rain - so a waterproof hooded jacket. I wouldn't advise bringing an Umbrella to the markets- they can get quite crowded at times.
Jacket or trousers with zipped pockets etc- to keep money safe- Pick pockets favour crowds, especially those with distractions such as market stalls, where people will be occupied with looking at the goods on sale, and may put down purses/wallets etc.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Lip salve/moisturiser etc. Tissues -
Photo Equipment: Plenty of photo ops - Colourful stalls and characters! Especially photogenic at night.
There are plenty of photographic shops/ Argos etc to restock with SD cards/ batteries etc.
Miscellaneous: Credit cards/ cash- it's not easy to resist the goods on sale- and after a mulled wine or 2 it's even more difficult to resist! ATMs/banks around the city centre
Bubble wrap for those fragile items.
Wet wipes/ hand gel for cleaning hands before/after eating from the stallsRelated to:
- Family Travel
Luggage and bags: If you plan on a shopping spree, take a couple of big shopping bags with you, they will be easier than carrying lots of small ones
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It can get a bit cold if walking round outside, but it can also get very hot inside, so make sure you have a layer you can take off or put on. It does, also, have a tendency to rain so I would advice a small raincoat than you can just stick in your bag or an umbrella.
Photo Equipment: There are lots of photo opportunities in manchester, whatever your interest. Whether it is pictures of the Manchester Ship Canal, The Hacienda Appartments, China Town or just the hustle and bustle of Market Street, dont forget a camera!
The four seasons in one day
Luggage and bags: Depends how long you plan to stay but a small bag or case should be fine
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Waterproof jacket as even in the summer its known for four seasons at once. Good comfortable walking shoes. A mixture of jumpers and long troussers as well as shorts and other summer clothes would be advisable as it can be cold and wet in summer as well as nice
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can buy most toiletries in the shops plenty of superdrug, boots ets around. Medication I would bring what you need as you may not be able to buy it over the counter here.
Photo Equipment: Camera with plenty of batteries film/memory cards
Manchester - February
Luggage and bags: Squashy Duffly with wheels
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Warm layers and a jacket with a hood. Gloves, hat and scarf. Water prrof shoes and warm socks.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: They have everything you will need.
Photo Equipment: they have everything you will nbeed.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Not apllicabaleRelated to:
- Hiking and Walking
Luggage and bags: Bags with no holes in are usually best.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear clothes. They don't like you going naked here.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: All chemists and shops are fully equipped with everything you'll need.
Photo Equipment: It is essential when visiting Manchester that you have film in your camera should you want to take pictures. Rumours that the city is enchanted and pictures come out of your camera by magic with no film in are untrue.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Being 35 miles inland, and a port only due to the Ship Canal, there is no beach here. Uniteds' groundstaff have done their best over the years to create one.
Miscellaneous: Sun cream - If you come over not expecting anything but rain you may get caught out. Do not panic - chemists sell it.
Luggage and bags:
Ok remember you are in England...
you know..when we are in your country (If you are in a hot country), we are the ones's in bikini's, whilst you have your jeans and polo neck jumper..
.. we are desperate, we don't get much sun....so, dont be surprised on a cold winters night to find the woman wearing very little and the lads braving it in a t.shirt, yes in winter too! lol, sad eh...
..so girls bring your 'batty riders' and guys, be ready to brace your pecks through a nike t.shirt.
You can buy fashion clothing very cheap compared to say..Jamaica, and some of the European countries I have been to..
if you are a party animal and want a couple of disposable cheap raunchy outfits for a night out, get down to the markets, there is one in Central Manchester, Longsight market, Hulme market, Stretford Arndale..
..also if you like designer clothes...go to Selfridges in the Trafford Centre, there are often sales on and I recently bought some Katherine Millen half price.
If you don't possess a coat, because you are lucky enough to be a hot climate cousin, then borrow/buy or steal one..or bring Jumpers/sweaters etc..
dont just bring jeans if you want to go clubbing, you will need shoes and trousers, possibly shirt and tie if you go to those kinda clubs. Umbrella, always a good accessory..
Toiletries and Medical Supplies:
Anything you dont bring you can pick up cheap in 'Super Drug' or the many £1 shops...
..otherwise Boots has a vast array of toiletries, makeup, camera stuff, medicines etc.
Be careful carrying photographic equipment,
I really would be careful about not carrying cameras around your neck etc, also...
..keep an eye on your mobile/cellulor phone...don't keep your wallet peeping out of your back pocket, chaps.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: a warm jacket/coat/man whatever ;-)
Listen up chaps and chapesses..dont ever listen to us English people if we say to you
...its hot here! If you are travelling from somewhere hot, ie Jamaica, South America, Africa etc etc..you will be cold!
I remember my ex partners Jamaican mother saying she sat in the house with a quilt wrapped round herself for the fist couple of weeks when she moved to England...
we may be swanning around in our underwear, but hey notions of warmth are all relative..be prepared!!
Singing in the rain .....
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In England, they say "it always rains in Manchester" ---
not strictly true, but I suppose we do have our fair share, so best be on the safe side and bring an umbrella ...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Family Travel
Photo Equipment: Don't forget to bring your camera while visiting Manchester.
Miscellaneous: Here: A photo of the city hall.
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