The second morning in Manchester, we seek for directions from the reception and took a tram from St Peter’s Square to Old Trafford, the infamous football stadium which is the home to the Premier League club Manchester United.
After a short ride we arrived at the Old Trafford tram station. It takes about 10 minutes walk from the tram station and here we are, in front of the Old Trafford East Stand, where the United Trinity statue stood proudly in front of us.
Tickets to visit the stadium and the museum are priced at £11.74 for an adult while tickets for students are priced at £7.83. The stadium tour lasted for about an hour, with a tour guide explaining each and every corner of the stadium and the history to us. Honestly, both of us are no football fans, but the tour was interesting.
Feeling a little hungry, we went to the Red Café to grab a bite. The café is located at the third floor of the North Stand at Old Trafford, right across the entrance to the museum. There are televisions constantly showing non-stop Manchester United action and even the chairs are labeled with names and numbers of the football players. Guess it’s heaven for football fans!
Not feeling hungry, we only got ourselves a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich (BLT) and a mineral water at the total of £5. The sandwich was fresh and good, generously filled with small strips of bacon. Instead of the food, it was the tissue which caught our attention. It was printed with the Manchester United logo and the tissue was so thick and nice. Besides sandwiches, the Red Café features a variety of light snacks, main courses, pastas, side dishes, desserts and beverages. More information about their menu and restaurant can be found here.
On the way back to the tram station, we noticed a huge crowd queuing up in front of the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. It was when we came home and read that the Take That summer concert was held on that day. Fortunately we avoided the heavy traffic and went back to St Peter’s Square easily.
Manchester United Football Club,
Manchester M16 0RA,