Back in 2013 this was awarded 'Best Independent Retailer' at the Manchester Tourism Awards and, boasting over 30 artists, designers and craft makers under one roof, Manchester Craft & Design Centre is still leading the way for the indies.
MCDC lies in the heart of the Northern Quarter, offering an impressive array of quality goods that you won't find on the high street – handmade, bespoke and personal. Jewellery, bags, ceramics and furniture make it the go-to place for gifts with that individual quality, and it's nice to be able to buy something you really love from the actual person who made it. Prices obviously vary but items are often nowhere near as expensive as you might think. Its very own Oak Street Café offers a menu with good stews, salads and cakes, as well as a decent coffee.
The building dates back to 1873 when it was a fish market, a beautiful piece of design itself, making it ideal for purpose to this day.