Saturday, 16 May 2009

Warrington: it's a bit boring

Yes, I'm sad to say Warrington is a bit boring. A few Saturdays ago I spent a dull afternoon in Warrington and well it just didn't excite me.


What can I say in it's favour? The council went a bit mental on the street art - all shapes and sizes that makes life different. There is a fab art shop with lovely 1950s signage, stripped wood flooring and a fab ambience.

What else? Lots and lots of roundabouts. Ikea - a joy to women and a hell to men. Half way between Manchester and Scouse land. The charity shops are okay - nothing brillant, but nothing too bad.

And the down side? It's very flat and it resides in a 1960s precient hell.

I could waffle on for a thousand words, but really only less than two hundred words will suffice. It's dull, so don't expect much - jump on a train as Manchester and Liverpool have much more to offer.

2 comments:

  1. Did you see the town hall and it's gates? They were meant for Queen Victoria, but for some reason she didn't want them and Warrington got them instead. Warrington Museum & Art Gallery sometimes has some good exhibitions on; I went to a great Ossie Clark one a few years ago there.

    They got a brand new shopping centre a few years ago, which reminds of the Oracle centre in Reading. The art shop was probably Edwin Allens - I've been in there plenty of times!

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  2. I can't remember seeing the town hall gates as I was captivated by the range of street art. They must have got a lottery grant for that. I did love that art shop though - it did have a magical quality about it.

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