5 Hidden Gems Within 5 Miles of Anaconda Cut

Local Guides, 11 April 2019

Anaconda Cut is perfectly placed for families and professionals to explore all that Salford and Manchester has to offer. Manchester city centre is just a short stroll from the development, while the bustling hub of MediaCity in Salford is a 15 minute drive away.

But it’s not all about the famous names. While we love being close to Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Menagerie and 20 Stories, there are also plenty of lesser-known spots within easy reach.

Here are 5 hidden gems within 5 miles of Anaconda Cut – but we’d love to hear your suggestions too!

1 – The Washhouse

Secrecy is embedded within every element of this sneaky speak easy bar in Shudehill. Hidden away behind a launderette shopfront, The Washhouse is actually a very chic bar serving exquisite cocktails in a uniquely quirky environment.

You’ll need to book in advance as this hidden hotspot is reservation only, and don’t be alarmed when you arrive and there really are old washing machines littering the place. It’s all part of the commitment to the theme.

The Washhouse is a great place to take your friends from out of town if you really want to impress them with your local knowledge! Plus, it’s just a 15 minute walk from Anaconda Cut. What’s not to love?

2 – The Temple

Manchester has an abundance of hidden bars with cool themes, and this particular venue is based around another kooky concept. Not one for the prudish, The Temple sits underground within the cosy confines of a former public convenience.

Popular with music fans, it has a quirky, punk-inspired vibe – complete with jukebox – and a great selection of beers. It’s also a favourite haunt of Mancunian musician Guy Garvey, who sang about it in “Grounds for Divorce”.

The Temple is ideal for a quick after-work drink or kicking off a big night out. But be prepared for the limited space, and bear in mind it gets pretty packed on a Friday night!

3 – Salford Home Brew

Tired of nights out and expensive bar tabs? Try nights in with home brewed booze instead – Salford Home Brew is the perfect place to get started.

This friendly, family-run business stocks everything you need to get creative with your own brewing projects, from individual supplies to complete kits. They even sell gift vouchers, so you can get friends and family hooked on your new hobby too!

Perched on an unassuming street corner just 15 minutes’ drive from Anaconda Cut, and boasting over 30 years of expertise, Salford Home Brew is a true hidden gem. Open every day except Tuesday and Sunday, they welcome drop-in visits. What are you waiting for?

4 – Levenshulme Antiques Village

Slightly further afield, this hidden gem just outside Manchester city centre offers an array of vintage and retro treasures. Set across a majestic Victorian-era Town Hall and its outbuildings, the village hosts an eclectic mix of sellers.

Offering everything from fireplaces and furniture to records and jewellery, it’s the ideal spot to pick up a unique gift. If you’re feeling bold, why not try out your haggling skills, too?

Parking at Levenshulme Antiques Village is free and the drive from Anaconda Cut takes just 20 minutes. Alternatively, catch the 41 bus followed by the 192 bus, which gets you there in around 40 minutes.

5 – Three Minute Theatre

For a slice of culture, check out this hidden creative space in Afflecks, the Northern Quarter’s indie hub. Three Minute Theatre is an independent, wheelchair accessible, eco-friendly vegan venue, who minimise waste by not issuing physical tickets.

Only 10 minutes from Anaconda Cut by car, or 20 minutes on foot, Three Minute Theatre is the perfect place for a classy evening out with friends. Their eclectic line-up is always full of fascinating events to keep you coming back time and again.

From intimate concerts to book launches to cookery workshops, there’s always something unique going on. Plus, they show Edinburgh Fringe Festival previews for as little as £5 – bargain evenings out don’t come much better than that!

So there you have it – 5 hidden gems within 5 miles of Anaconda Cut. Why not let us know your favourites over on our Twitter page?

If you’d like to join our thriving community to enjoy luxury living in Salford’s hottest new development, get in touch today!

5 hidden gems within 5 miles of Anaconda Cut
5 hidden gems within 5 miles of Anaconda Cut
5 hidden gems within 5 miles of Anaconda Cut
5 hidden gems within 5 miles of Anaconda Cut

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