A mini-guide to a day out in Wilmslow
PUBLISHED: 14:57 17 February 2014 | UPDATED: 14:57 17 February 2014
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Believe the hype. Wilmslow has it all, designer shops, glamorous restaurants and its fair share of millionaire residences so we’re heading off to join the towns cafe society and watching the world go by. You can sip a latte or indulge in a delicious full English before setting off to explore this attractive location.
Wilmslow is part of Cheshire’s “Golden Triangle” of affluence and we want to look hot (plus we may need extra zeds to sleep of a few glasses of champagne from the night before) so why not head off for a little pampering. Wilmslow’s hair and beauty salons are the perfect place for adding a little extra polish to your look. Here you can get everything from a manicure to a full facelift (not that we are suggesting you get one of those on impulse!).
Explore the high street. Wilmslow has a tremendous range of independent shopping and high-end high street. Here’s the place to shop for designerwear at Black, White, Denim, Caroline Charles and Lola, young fashion and high street labels of some quality such as Jaeger and Phase Eight. A great place to pick up a wedding outfit of mother of the bride ensemble, or shop for your wedding dress.
Stop for lunch. It’s easy to get into a kind of holiday frame of mind in Wilmslow where many of the restaurants have a continental air. Mediterranean favourites like pasta, pizza and tapas compliment the lunchtime ambience rather well, so prop your oversized sunglasses on your head and peruse the menu while sipping a glass of fizz!
Time for more shopping. As well as independents Wilmslow has its own famous Hooper’s department store which is something of an institution. It’s another fantastic place for fashion and has a top notch beauty hall. Head upstairs for tea and scones if you want to mix with the ladies and gentlemen of Cheshire. Head to the delightful interiors shops, or buy someone a gift. Browse and enjoy.
For those who want to speed things up a bit the Stratstone dealership is the place to do it. They are an official Ferrari dealership and (we are only guessing here) are where you’re likely to spot a premiership footballer or major league business-person. These are just a few reasons why Wilmslow is one of the most sought-after places to live in the UK after central London and it would be rude not to do as the natives do and enjoy everything that epitomises the “Cheshire Set” lifestyle!
Get historical! Much about the local Iron Age history of Wilmslow was uncovered with the discovery of Lindow Man, in Lindow Moss. Preserved in the peat bogs for 2000 years, Lindow Man is one of the most important Iron Age finds in the country. Despite a campaign to keep Lindow Man in the area, he was transferred to the British Museum and is a central feature of the Iron Age exhibition
You can wind down after a heavy day shopping and enjoying Wilmslow’s delights with a glass of fizz somewhere smart like the Calico bar at the Stanneylands Hotel. You may even want to dine at this fabled Cheshire location, which is one of the main meeting places in the town.
Time for diner and Wilmslow has plenty of choice, plus you get a great opportunity to dress to impress! Dine out in style. From Oriental cuisine to gastro pub delights there are some great places to eat. You might want to take a short trip out of town to reputable restaurants like the 39 Steps in Styal or have fun choosing tapas at the King William Bar. There are restaurants here to suit almost every taste.