Beech Road Chorlton, Manchester

Creative Tourist

It may not quite have the reputation of Benefits Street, but Beech Road in Chorlton has made a bit of a national name for itself. It’s the street that allegedly sells more copies of the Guardian than anywhere else.

It was the country’s first “cashless” road, and it has provided the backdrop for countless TV shows. A laid-back mix of gift shops, independent outfitters, restaurants, pubs and parks, on a sunny weekend afternoon it’s heaving.

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