From industry-changing inventions and world-class football to generation-defining music, Manchester has it all. As the UK’s third largest metropolitan borough, this city offers a diverse range of activities, food, experiences and people. Manchester offers the perfect day out, no matter what you’re interested in – history, music, football, shopping, science and so much more.
This week, Quingo Scooters are heading to Manchester to see what makes the city so great. From museums and shops to food, we’re looking at all the hotspots this city has to offer.
Aimed at showing visitors that ‘there have always been ideas worth fighting for’, the People’s History Museum in Manchester is the national museum of democracy. Taking an immersive and interactive tour of Manchester and Britain, you’ll experience political and social change from the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, right up to the present day. From key speeches by notable figures to explorations of the average life, the museum gives a comprehensive and stunning view of the past. As a key cultural attraction of Greater Manchester, over 100,000 people a year come to see the incredible revolution and reform started in Manchester.
With over 300 exciting stalls and chalets spread across 10 sites, Manchester’s award-winning Christmas Markets are unmissable. With local and European producers offering a plethora of treats, from glühwein and bratwurst to handmade jewellery and trinkets, there’s plenty to enjoy. At Quingo Scooters, we’re heading there to bring you the best that these markets have to offer!
Starting in Cathedral Gardens, the markets take you through the city. With drinks, food, entertainment and gifts along the way, you can take in all the festive delights in the bustling centre.
Quingo Scooters encourages you to get out and see the world, from the comfort of your mobility scooter. Previously we’ve shared some great accessible getaways for you in different locations to try as a mobility scooter user. If you fancy going somewhere a little more continental, today we’re going to reveal the five most accessible cities in Europe.
The best European city for mobility scooters is Milan. The metropolis is not only an Italian fashion and cultural capital, but it won the City Access Award last year, showing that it’s made great strides to improve accessibility.
When you’re after a good session of retail therapy, Quingo Scooters know how important it is to find somewhere that is completely accessible where you can feel entirely at ease.
Previously on the blog we’ve shared the best accessible restaurants in the north and south of the country. In this post we’re sharing the best accessible shopping centres so that you can get planning even more days out!
Intu Trafford Centre – Manchester
A favourite amongst the shopaholics, intu Trafford Centre is the second largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom.