In case you haven’t heard, hygge is the latest thing. Think of roaring fireplaces, squishy sofas, warm blankets and the glow of scented candles and you’ve pretty much summed up hygge

Originating in Denmark, this endearing concept refers to that warm fuzzy feeling and sense of wellbeing you get from something ordinary like sleeping on clean sheets or getting into a hot bath.

It’s not just a quirky trend. It has become a way of life for the Danes who are the happiest people in the world, according to the 2016 World Happiness Report.

Practicing hygge is thought to take away the stresses of life, with rituals like making a cup of tea being extremely comforting in a world full of chaos.

Chaos is certainly a word many would use in the run up to Christmas. While it may be easy to achieve calm and cosiness at home, it’s often difficult to find it when you’re out on seemingly endless present buying trips.

Luckily for us, you don’t have to go to Copenhagen to find it. Manchester is blessed with some great places where you can sit back, relax and feel a sense of calm wash over you.

1Scandi Frost Fair at The Whitworth

2Ziferblat

3Sugar Junction

4Chapter One Books

5Leaf

6Albert’s Schloss

7The Wharf Pub

8The Oast House

9The Bouncing Czech

10Red Door

11The Whiskey Jar

12Briton’s Protection

13Waxy O’Connor’s

14Bar Hütte

15The Angel Pub

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