my friend elise came down from manchester for the weekend, so i took her to broadway market – its strange, but although manchester is a busy thriving retail centre, it really does lack any regular street markets. there are a few around the city but nothing as atmospheric as the london ones.
even in this showery weather, the market was busy – and its a good excuse to dodge in and out of the numerous shops that seem to be constantly changing. macblack and vine has an unusual combination of retro furniture and accesories and a selection of wine. absolutely love donion books with its interesting array of foreign, art, vintage and design books and i spotted a couple of copies of alice’s beautiful art book in there, a composite of images all to do with nature. even if you dont stop at one of the many cafes for lunch, you will be spoilt for choice for some of the street food from the stalls.
dont forget to pop into the dog & wardrobe - just along the canal, a workshop of retro furniture for sale, including lamps, school chairs and old desks.