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Address: Manchester, England
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Many of Manchester's shops and fine restaurants are located on or near this...

Many of Manchester's shops and fine restaurants are located on or near this major thoroughfare.

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Beautifully Dirty

This is a poor shopping area. The shops are very average and the place is heaving with people you might rather not meet. Lots of younger people especially just hanging around with... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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412 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking down Market St isn't a very nice experience. There are very noisy buskers, street sellers with worthless junk, beggars and hoards of shoppers. It is like an obstacle course. Better option is to go through the Arndale centre to get from one end to the other. As it is enclosed, it is warm and dry and more more interesting.

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Thank 2010mustang
southport
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

came to the christmas market saturday, just love this, great goods on sale, really nice food and drink and to be fair not to expensive for this sort of thing and so many stalls to look round, if you can find a better christmas market in the UK then i would be very surprised.

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Thank alchermist
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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576 reviews
254 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a poor shopping area. The shops are very average and the place is heaving with people you might rather not meet. Lots of younger people especially just hanging around with no purpose. This street desperatly needs a make over - dirty - not nice.

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Thank Howard-Liverpool
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited Manchester's Market Street yesterday. My girlfriend was carrying a backpack and we were walking along the crowded street. Suddenly she felt someone digging into her backpack. She turned back and found a lady (40s with brown skin tone) who followed her very closely and suspiciously put her hands into her own pocket after we turned... More 

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Thank Zi Yi W
Upperlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First impressions of Market Street - very very very busy! Is meant to be the main shopping area, but it is just crammed with people everywhere and seems to be made worse when there are Christmas markets right in the middle of the street.

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Thank xxStephaniex
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Only the left Hand side and right hand side of the walkway between shops is flat ground! The middle is massive cobbles with gaps in between. Forget your high heels on that cobbled ground! Even in flat shoes, I struggled. This causes people to crowd and hog the flatter pavement causing more congestion! Plenty of smokers and vaping everywhere! Forcing... More 

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Thank realitycheques
Manchester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

visited Manchester with friends from Poland they wanted to see market street for themselves my wife and I tried to put them off .but they were having none of it .what a place. litter street venders selling rubbish beggars .people sleeping in doorways .the smell of urine litter .we were so ashamed of our beautiful city .what used to be.

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Thank geoff0521
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46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Just walking on Market Street awakens all the anxiety in me that I'm trying to get rid of. Too many people; no wonder there's over 3 million people around Greater Manchester. And the most annoying thing is those people coming to you and wanting you to touch [and buy] their product. Terrible!

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Thank Andy W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I do love shopping, and this street will make Manchester city of fashion. i love it, i love there Debenhams, Harvey Nicolas ..

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Thank Tam K
UK
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This should be the pinnacle of shopping heaven, a long pedestrianised street well served by train, tram and bus links to bring shoppers to heaven. Sadly, the street is a crammed littered mess of tacky street vendors, buskers of variable talent and homeless shelters. Asking if you have any spare change or trying to get your bank details for whatever... More 

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