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Not the best place there is
Member Name: sarah1423
Advantages: good food shops, lots of cafes
Disadvantages: dodgy nighclubs, full of chavs
This is where I live, thankfully in one of the nicer parts.
There are some nice parts of stockport but to be honest there are a lot nicer places to visit.
Town center shops- There are a large selection of shops and supermarkets and you will probably be able to find everything you need. Theres a tesco, Sainsburys and Asda aswel as smaller names like farm foods and small newsagents. There are some good clothes shops but if you want to go a on spending spree I would go to manchester. One aspect of Stockport that makes it stand out is the market which has benn going for years and is one of a small selection left in the country, it sells pretty much everything you would expect and part of it is covered, I would recommend buying food from the butchers there as its great, however beware of knock-off brands.
Food/entertainment- Theres plenty of cafes such as starbucks and carfe nero, there are also privatley run cafes. The restraunts arent great if you want a burger from mcdonalds then you are in the right place but look elsewhere for fine dinning. There are a few pubs, I would reccomend the magnet which is on wellington road/A6 as you approach Stockport from Manchester. There is also the odd club which I would highley reccomend you avoid unless you want to be in a club full of 15year olds scrapping with each other.
Other places of interest- Stockport is famous for maiing hats and there is a hat museum on the A6, if your interested in stockports history then have a look around here, it doesnt look like much from the outside but its quite big when you get in. There is also the town hall and Stockport art gallery, I hevent been in these places so I cant really comment on them.
Community- This is the main let down in stockport I dont wish to sound snobby but if you ever wondered where all the peopel on jeremy kyle come from then you have found your answer!
If you are around the area then pay Stockport a visit but I wouldnt expect big things.
Summary: not the best place in the world but if your around then call in