Meet the family. The locals.  The people driven by the entrepreneurial spirit that has always been a part of this gutsy Northern culture.

Manchester Three Rivers

Manchester’s very own dedicated gin distillery. Where you can have a gin experience and make your own personal bottle in the mini copper pot stills.

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Oh Ok

An open design studio that believes that everything works better when everyone is involved, OH OK LTD. specialises in participatory placemaking projects with meaningful results.

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Oi Polloi

Any self-respecting male will raise his special edition Adidas cap to this cult Northern menswear store. The shop where Morrissey, the Gallaghers and The Stone Roses all got their get-up.

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Foundation Coffee

Said to be the biggest coffee shop in the city. Taking over the entire ground floor of a listed building with super-fast internet, exceptional coffee, Belgian beers and the right vibe to hang out, work and play.

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Piccadilly Records

A go-to for DJs, collectors and musical superstars, the independent record store remains a much loved bastion of alternative, indie and dance music.

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Bringing emerging Chinese contemporary art to the international stage, CFCCA is leading the UK in exploring Chinese contemporary culture.

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Street Life

Get a glimpse of life through the lens of some of the city’s movers and makers.