Witness the Indian cricket team’s performance in the 2019 Cricket World Cup vacation-style. With this year’s Cricket World Cup taking place in England, excited fans can indulge in a mini-vacation while they decide to watch the match live. By Swastika Mukhopadhyay
With the 2019 Cricket World Cup approaching, cricket fans surely have something to look forward to this year. Many people travel to watch their country play live in a foreign land. India will be playing in Manchester twice this season. They will play their feature match against Pakistan on June 16 at Old Trafford in Manchester and again on June 27 against West Indies. So, if you’re planning to visit Manchester to watch your home team play live, here are a few things you can do in the city.
1. Soak Up All The Art
Not only just posh venues display art here, but you can also find art lurking in the streets as well. Filled with numerous street art and art museums, the city surely serves it like a buffet. If you’re an art lover, do not forget to take some time and check out the museums here.
2. Music Is In The Air
Manchester is known to be the city that birthed many music legends like Oasis, The Smiths, and etc. The city enjoys bands of all genres and live gig is quite a big hit here. The city has many big and small venues that host music shows starting from local bands to the prominent ones. You can catch these shows at YES, which is Manchester’s newest music venue. You can also visit the independent record stores famous for their collections.
3. Foodie’s Fest
Catch the lip-smacking street food at Manchester’s biggest street food festival—GRUB. GRUB Food Fair takes place every Friday and Saturday. On Sundays, you get Vegan street food. You can also check out other eateries around the city.
4. Visit Europe’s Largest Chinatown
Illuminated by strings of lanterns and vibrant decorations, Chinatown will give you a whiff of the eastern culture as soon as you step in their streets. It is concentrated in the city’s centre and has many bakeries, restaurants, businesses and supermarkets. You can spend an entire evening feasting on great food and indulging in some guilt-free shopping.
5. Can I Get a Beer Please?
Sure, you can! You can get some of the finest craft beers in this city. Try out the famous Port Street Beer House, the Piccadilly Tap and Beermoth. You can sample out a few local breweries like Blackjack Brewery’s Smithfield Market Tavern or Seven Bro7hers’ Bar in Ancoats and enjoy an evening with your friends or family, discussing the world cup whilst you gulp down the beers.