Ancoats is Manchester’s up-and-coming neighborhood filled with contrasts just waiting to be discovered. Think Scandinavian eateries sandwiched between craft breweries, Japanese teahouses, and fragments of times gone by. This unique Manchester neighborhood was once a gritty district. It was at the very core of the industrial revolution due to the many textile mills in the area and controlled by the notorious 19th-century street gangs the Angels and Bengal Tigers, who fought their turf wars in the surrounding streets. Nowadays, an extensive regeneration project has turned Ancoats into an artsy hotspot filled with trendy cafes, bars, and boutiques. Keep an eye out for the so-called “Peeps”, brass spy holes in walls and buildings which offer a unique peek into the history of the area. But what am I saying? You probably don't know much about the Ancoats neighborhood - yet. I am about to reveal all to you, so pay attention.