Thursday, 22 August 2013

Day 83 (22/8) - London to Manchester

Following a cold wet two hour ride from Greenwich to Kings cross we had a painless train ride to Manchester. It was late afternoon so we headed out to find a bite and some comedy.

Unbeknownst to us Manchester was hosting a gay pride parade this weekend. Reuben guided us straight into the heart of the gay district of Manchester and it was quite bizarre to feel like you have arrived in the gayest city on earth, rainbows freakin everywhere.

We thought we would follow the canal down to The Comedy Store, walking the canals has been great in Venice, Strasbourg, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Bruges. Manchester is a little different, their canal is a dirty, stinky, stagnant, drain that runs through the heart of the city.

A tasty pizza followed by a great laugh and too much wine was a fantastic night.

A shot of a nicer section of the Canal

The Comedy Store on the Canal,
highly recommended if you ever find yourself in Manchester
Canal street in the gay village, someone's a comedian
What we inadvertently walked into