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“Soulless Commercial Street” 1 of 5 stars
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Market Street
Manchester, England
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Ranked #118 of 317 things to do in Manchester
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Many of Manchester's shops and fine restaurants are located on or near this major thoroughfare.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Soulless Commercial Street”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

If you have visited any other city in the UK you will have no doubt seen almost all of the commercial shops and establishments on market street. The worst thing is the street has no particular character whatsoever, Independent shops are none existent and the street is dirty and massively overcrowded during weekends or any public holiday for what reason i do not know! I live in manchester and i very rarely go down this street, I will choose to take the side streets and walk around on a longer route than pass through it. If you are looking for a unique shopping experience and independent shops etc visit the surrounding areas of Manchester city centre such as cheshire or derbyshire. The one redeeming place in manchester city centre is the northern quarter but the area is still very small compared to the rest of the city centre.

Visited October 2012
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“Typical City centre shopping street.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

They could do so much more, but it does what it says on the tin. Plenty of shops with the Arndale shopping centre too, good direct link from the Piccadilly through to Deansgate were you can just watch the city pass by!

Visited September 2012
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“My home city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Living abroad, I love visiting Market Street when I'm back at home... every shove I get, every elbow to the ribs or every person in my way is a pleasure on the hustle and bustle of this busy shopping street :p It's not one of the prettiest streets, but it does its job - it's a street for SHOPPING! :D

Visited August 2012
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“Getting like Barcelona!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Love the ambiance! Reminds me more and more of Barcelona Les Rambles. Street acts, people statues and sellers galore! What a crush! Hurry up Primark and get your refurb done as it is surreal to queque to walk down the street!

Visited September 2012
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“Avoid Street Chuggers!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Good selection of shops and buskers but avoid the street chuggers! (Street fundraising consists of various ways of asking for donations on behalf of a charity). These are plenty full from one end to the next. Some often beung quite rude and stop you in your tracks.
Very busy on a weekend.
Plenty of transport near by.
The arndale is best for shopping.

Visited September 2012
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