U.K. Diaries: Touchdown at Manchester! (with day trips to Lake District and Liverpool)

Finally! The first post about my amazing European vacation!

I actually got a chance to explore much of the United Kingdom because I had family there. By the end of my trip, I  felt like I’d been living there my whole life 🙂 . The United Kingdom is truly beautiful, and I fell so deeply in love with it!


I spent four weeks in England, staying in Manchester for two of those weeks. Our flight landed in Manchester because my uncle lived there and we were planning on staying with him.

I really liked Manchester! Even though they were going through a heat wave at that time, the weather was still amazing (way cooler than America). I love the atmosphere of Manchester and the tiny houses they had.

Favorite spots: Trafford Center (the most beautiful mall ever!), Media City, and the City Centre

Favorite food: Halal Subway, Nandos, and KFC !

Media City! Where all the big media (like BBC) is located. We got a chance to sit on the red couch that they use in their morning show
Can you believe this is a shopping mall! Very rare to see anything like this in the U.S.A

Lake District:

Lake District took my breath away! We spent a day there and it was absolutely breathtaking. A true English vacation spot, Lake District was an ideal place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing.



We also decided to spend a day in Liverpool. I didn’t really like it that much, but we had a nice time there. We explored the city center and visited the Merseyside Maritime Museum for the Titanic exhibition there.

Home of the Beatles
can’t leave without eating some fish & chips!



I think Manchester, Liverpool, and Lake District are great to visit for a day trip. A lot of tourists prefer to visit London, but I really recommend visiting these places if you have some extra time and really want to get immersed into the English lifestyle.

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. outnaboutweb says:

    This looks like lovely vacation! I really wanna go to England once, I’ve never been there before (except at Heathrow airport) but everybody keeps showing all those beautiful places!
    love, elena


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    1. Thank you! You should definitely visit. It’s a really fun place 🙂

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  2. I live in Surrey which is down south and I have never visted these places! I have always wanted to go to Lake District, so I will hopefully do that soon. The photos look really nice. 🙂

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    1. I think you should definitely visit Lake District! Thank you 😊

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  3. So glad you enjoyed your stay here in England! I live about half an hour outside Manchester so it’s so interesting to see it through your eyes as a tourist! Loved this post 😊

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    1. Thank you so much! I really enjoyed Manchester 😊

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  4. fadedrouge says:

    Lake District is quite a beauty!


  5. ItsSimplyMeJasmine says:

    I’m so glad to went to Liverpool!! I was there for this week, just came back and I loved it! It’s a shame you didn’t like it that much😔 You should have checked out the Mersey cruises, it’s I tour in a pretty big boat going past all of Liverpool’s features and tourist attractions – such a fun time!

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    1. I noticed on your Instagram that you went! We took the same picture of The Beatles statues 😊Next time I visit I’ll check that out! I feel like I didn’t enjoy it that much because we didn’t explore it a lot we just walked around the city center a little

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      1. ItsSimplyMeJasmine says:

        That makes sense! I hope you get to go again one day😄

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  6. Aww this was such a lovely read. Lake District is beautiful! 💗

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  7. Ohh I need to visit Lake District it’s so pretty! Would you mind check out my page? It would mean the world to me! Xxx
    Love, Mimi



    1. Yes it is so pretty! I’ll definitely check out your page!

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      1. Thank you, darling

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  8. Aww loved looking at your pictures! I lived in Manchester for nearly 10 years and miss it soooo much! Thankfully my sister is there now so I have an excuse to visit when we’re back in the UK! Such an awesome city full of its own unique character! x

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    1. Thank you! It was my first time visiting and I would love to go again 😊 my uncle lives there so I also have an excuse 😂 I agree it has so much character!

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  9. OMG! You visited Manchester? You were in my city and I had no idea. Sigh!

    I’m go glad you got to experience our heat wave because that was practically a week of summer for us. It rained non stop afterwards, typical Manchester! Lool!

    Hope you had an amazing trip!

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    1. Thank you! I stayed there till August and it got so chilly I was surprised 😂


  10. emzynelson says:

    That is soo cool you went to Manchester! My family is from there (I live in NZ), but we got over alot to visit. As you said in your blog post the Trafford Centre is amazing! Also cool to read you went to the Lake District, it’s so peaceful there 🙂

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    1. I know I’m glad I went to Manchester! At first I was kind of annoyed because I wanted to spend most of my time in London like every other tourist but I’m glad I got that time to explore something new 😊 thanks for reading!

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      1. emzynelson says:

        Yeah it definitely holds a special place in my heart

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