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Market Street

Manchester, England
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Ranked #71 of 118 attractions in Manchester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: Many of Manchester's shops and fine restaurants are located on or near this major thoroughfare.
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Crowded, full of people trying to beg, sell you rubbish or get you to sign some petition or the like. Usual high street stores with a sprinkle of aggravation.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Not much I can say about Market Street. It's often busy and lined with shops. There we go! It feels better than Picadilly Gardens and has some great shops along it like Urban Outfitters, H&M, Zara, Barclays etc. I think (Personally) that following the re-development of manchester after 1996, that Market Street has been the least changed in terms of... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I'm new to Manchester, but obviously I know where Market Street is, and it's too crowded most days, and people try to stop you to sign things, and if you don't like signing things you dodge out of the way, and anyway it's cooler to use backstreets.

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manchester
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Iv lived in Manchester for 20 yrs so Im just giving my general experience of the place, rather than one specific time. This street is COVERED in men selling tacky rubbish on trollies. Also lots of preachers, street performers and con artists trying to get you to pre pay for 'salon experiences' etc...... Got to say some of the musicians... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Liked: pedestrian friendly Market Street. Plenty of stores and nice atmosphere. Disliked: dodging the trams :) & the rain.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

It is a very very very busy street. I went there on saturday thus its evwn more crowded and hard to really take a look the surrounding. But there are a lot of shops around so its a nice place to shop or just chilling in the cafe.

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Stockport
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75 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Market street is a busy main paved street in Manchester, with lots of the Big shops, nothing special. Often street performances going on.

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cheshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

busy area, with some shady looking people knocking about, manchester council needs to get its act together and make this street smart again. they day we were there it was full of beggars and really poor singers, the politest people where the big issue sellers. has every high street shop you could get in the trafford center..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Dodge the chavs and keep your wits about you! Don't look anybody in the eye! Sit down at own risk but be aware of the flock of flying vermin above your head, they are prone not to be to picky where they decide to use the bathroom! Apart from that on a lighter note all the modern high street shops... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I want to see a happy city central experience...not full of people begging and rubbish singers trying it on....the shops are totally depressing and I feel horrible when I have been down that street.

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