Manchester opens its doors once again.
For those who have purchased property in Manchester’s city centre, there is an undeniable draw to metropolitan living and the convenience of everything being on your doorstep. And in a post-covid world, the fact that everything – restaurants, attractions, museums, and social spots – is once again open is music to our ears.
Potato Wharf is a premium collection of flats to buy in Manchester, conveniently located and well-designed. If you’ve just purchased in Castlefield or you’re considering one of our properties, here’s everything you have to look forward to in the coming months with Manchester’s reopening.
A city for culture
Manchester’s a city filled with museums, galleries and theatres. A place where creative industry thrives and there’s always a new and novel way to spend a weekend.
We have already seen a host of Manchester’s cultural spaces reopen, complete with new exhibitions, displays, galleries and events programmes. From today, you can enjoy:
- The new From Ciphers to Cyber Security exhibition at The Science and Industry Museum
- The We are Nature exhibition at the Manchester Museum
- #WELCOME an exhibition about the media’s commentary on immigration at the People’s History Museum
- Grayson’s Art Club at the Manchester Art Gallery
There are also rip-roaring programmes for each of the city’s theatres, including some of your favourite West End musicals, plays and performances. Take a look at What’s On Manchester for a full list of what’s coming up.
Dining in Manchester
Manchester has long been recognised as a place with a thriving restaurant scene. And we’re not talking about your major high street chains; independent eateries and concept restaurants thrive here.
Speaking of openings – the confidence in Manchester’s return to normal is backed by a range of new eateries set to open in the city this summer. Here are a few we’re excited about.
- District is a new-wave Thai restaurant coming to the Northern Quarter, brought to you by the brains behind Tokyo Ramen.
- The Mews is Deansgate Mews newest addition, opening in the next couple of weeks. If you enjoy well-selected wine, cocktails, and charcuterie platters, you must visit.
- Rendition is a new option for those looking for sophisticated dining in Manchester city centre. With a well-crafted food menu and cocktails to match, this is one we’re excited to try.
Most restaurants and eateries have now reopened with social distancing and maximum household limits in place. But with 19th July fast approaching, it seems this won’t last for long. So watch this space for the latest updates which should then see us one step closer to the new normal.
Where to shop
Shopping in Manchester is quite frankly a day out. The city centre boasts thoroughfares filled with your favourite brands and historic arcades filled with curated selections of elegant retail, each of which have reopened their doors, with most stores back to pre-covid opening times.
The Royal Exchange Arcade
Not far from iconic department stores like Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, the building that houses the Royal Exchange Arcade was built between 1867 and 1874 and granted the royal seal of approval by none other than Queen Victoria.
Step inside (or outside) and you’ll find premium and luxury retailers and independents as well as household names. Think Lululemon, Yards, Molton Brown, Whittard’s of Chelsea and French Connection. Be sure to check out the entrance – think foliage and colourful garlands of flora and fauna.
A central, enclosed shopping centre with high ceilings and wide-open walkways, Manchester Arndale is your go to place for heaps of high-street brands.
Monki, New Look, Next, Foot Asylum are just a few of the giants that have a store there. And with an abundance of restaurants there you can make sure you have the sustenance to shop the day away.
Another entry for those looking for a premium shopping experience, Spinningfields is as much a social destination as it is a shopping district. Meet friends for a coffee then wander along to Mulberry or grab a light lunch deal before browsing through The Avenue, a fashion-led store filled with luxury brands.
Living in the city
So you’re sold on city living. But one question remains: Where is the best place to buy in Manchester? Castlefield has all the prerequisites that make a terrific neighbourhood. It has restaurants, history, and it’s well-connected due to its proximity to Deansgate Station.
Our development of new-build apartments at Potato Wharf sits right at the heart of Castlefield. With open-plan design and private outdoor space with every apartment, it’s city centre living without the sacrifice of space.
Our next phase of flats to buy in Manchester will be released soon. Visit the Potato Wharf page for more information or to enquire.