Manchester, UK


So a couple of weekends ago me and Sean popped up to Manchester for the weekend. We only stayed for 2 days but I think that was enough really. I originally planned to go up there to visit an exhibition and do another street style shoot which I won't be sharing on here because I was just not happy with the results at all.

Day 1

On the first day after going to see the Fashion on the Ration exhibition which you can read about on my uni blog we checked into our hotel. We stayed at a Holiday Inn around a mile out from the city centre and I really wasn't a fan at all. The location wasn't great and the room was pretty basic too, that being said we were only using it for a base so that didn't matter too much.

After check in we headed straight into the city to do my pre shoot to prepare for the next day. As you might know I'm working on a street style project for uni so that's what I was hoping to do in Manchester. The shoot really didn't go all that well so I gave in after an hour and did a bit of shopping in the few shops that were still open at that time. I didn't get much, and most of the stuff I did buy only went back the next day.

Once I had finished in the shops it was pretty much tea time. We didn't really know where to grab dinner as we'd never spent much time in Manchester before so we headed to the only place we did know; The Hard Rock. I'd been to The Hard Rock here once before for my 21st birthday and I absolutely loved it so I was excited to go back. We had a burger each and several cocktails, everything was fab as usual and we didn't leave too drunk which is always a bonus. We headed home pretty early as we were both wrecked from the early start.

Day 2

The second day started later than I had hoped. After a well deserved lie in the finally managed to get down to breakfast by around 9am but didn't leave the hotel till 11am. I wasn't too bothered as I didn't really need to start my main shoot until 4pm that afternoon. We again headed into town and I did what I do best; shopping. As we didn't have anything planned we didn't really know what to do. I'm sure Manchester is full of full things but we didn't do our research so ended up just wandering around the city centre. I took some of the previous days purchases back and bought some new things too. We probably spent most of our time in Primark. Honestly that place is massive and I definitely got lost in there several times. 

Once I was done shopping we were definitely in need of some grub. Again unsure of where to eat we wandered around for a good half an hour looking for something we fancied. We eventually settled on Wagamama, somewhere neither of us had eaten before but were keen to try out. Well I'm super glad we chose there as our meals were just incredible and the staff were really friendly too. I opted for the safe bet and chose a chicken chow mein style dish but next time, and there will be a next time, I will probably go for something more daring.

After our late lunch it was again time for me to start shooting. I was trying out a new style of street photography this time - candid photography. I'm really not a fan at all. Something about taking photos of people without their knowledge just didn't sit well with me and the images I ended up with just really weren't great so I won't be doing that again!

By the time I had finished my shoot we were both absolutely knackered so it was time to get back on the motorway and return to our beloved Brum!

Thanks for reading!

If you liked this post don't forget to click here to follow me on Bloglovin!

1 comment

  1. Looks like such a perfect bank holiday weekend away my lovely, I'm so happy you and Sean had fun :) The Hard Rock do the BEST cocktails and the food looks absolutely delish, I totally don't blame you for heading back there at all ;) Shopping is always a must and I'm sorry to hear your shoot didn't go as well as planned but on the upside am loving all your STUNNING photos you showed us on your insta stories. You've got true talent beaut babe and should deffo be proud of yourself <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo


Latest Instagrams

© GraceBee. Design by Fearne.