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Market Street

Manchester, England
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Ranked #75 of 124 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

So Market Street Manchester is where you will find the second and third division shops. Anne Summers and various sports shops. You've got the picture. If its high end you want then head to King Street

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Good shops and the Arndale Centre, but also a street where you find the best buskers so free entertainment since you don't have to give them money if you don't want to. They don't hassle people so it's up to the individual. There are some seats in the street, but being a bustling city centre they aren't always free so... More

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Stretford, England, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Walking down Market Street on a sunny day you get the real feel of Manchester.Yes there are lots of buskers and people selling things but it is vibrant and friendly. Don't see the point in using the back streets I feel safer on Market Street.

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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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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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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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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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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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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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