Mosaic of Impressions in the Heart of Britain – Day 5: Architecture and gastronomy of Manchester and Birmingham

This day, unlike the two previous ones, will be dedicated to walks along the city streets, inspection of architecture, and, of course, acquaintance with the peculiarities of local gastronomy.
Mosaic of Impressions in the Heart of Britain

Trip duration: 6 days

Elena Sadchikova

Salford Quays

Harbors / Marinas

A tour of Manchester starts with a local port, a great place for urban photographs. You can simply stroll along the promenade overlooking the river and bridges, or go shopping at the city's largest shopping mall.

Albert Square


Next stop is Albert Square, Manchester's central location and a point of attraction for all travellers visiting the city. The square is surrounded by Victorian buildings built in the Neo-Gothic style, and in the center of the square there is a memorial in honor of Prince Albert. The square looks beautiful and attractive at any time of year, and on Christmas Eve there is a fun fair.

Mackie Mayor Building

Food Courts, Historic Sites

Would you like to dine on traditional British cuisine? Or would you like an Italian pizza on a crispy thin doughnut? Or maybe Asian cuisine? In Mackie Mayor you will find a dish to your liking, because in one building there are several dozen restaurants where dishes from all over the world are prepared. The place is also notable for the fact that it regularly hosts workshops and other events, perhaps lucky for you, and after a delicious lunch, you will be able to do creative work.

Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

Lichfield Cathedral


The decorative ornament of the Cathedral of Litchfield looks so elegant and weightless, as if it is made not of stone, but of thin lace. This is one of the three Gothic cathedrals in Britain with three spires. Be sure to go inside to see the vaulted ceilings and curved windows.

Victoria Square


Victoria Square is probably one of the most beautiful places in Birmingham. In the center of the square there is a monument in honor of Queen Victoria, and on the sides there are buildings of the old and new town hall and the House of Soviets. Particular attention should be paid to relatively modern sculptural compositions and a stepped fountain.

Lambs Of Sheep St


The restaurant is particularly proud of its exceptionally fresh and natural products, which are purchased exclusively from reputable local suppliers. The menu varies depending on the season, so that guests of the restaurant receive dishes of the highest quality ingredients. If you have any special preferences, the restaurant staff will ask you to let us know in advance when booking so that we can tailor the menu to suit your needs.