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Manchester Town Hall

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Address: Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
Phone Number: +44 161 827 7661
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and...
This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1887. At the front main entrance sits a statue of the Roman Governor, Agricola, founder of the original fort of Mamuciam, from which the city began. The building dominates Albert Square.
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A gem in the centre of Manchester. It's is a working council building. Steeped in history Sign in for free access to an amazing second floor P!ease look up the ceiling are true... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A gem in the centre of Manchester. It's is a working council building. Steeped in history Sign in for free access to an amazing second floor P!ease look up the ceiling are true works of art. The heating system in the building is also a feat of engineering Staff very friendly

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We spotted a coffee shop sign and went in to suss it out for later. A very helpful gentleman ask if we would like to look around which we did. It was amazing. All the rooms had something of interest and the architecture was superb. Well worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous building. Love the architecture. My sister in law got married here and I was unsure about having a wedding at a town hall but the building is beautiful and each room has its own character.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The grandeur of the building, corridors and surface detail is interesting,especially in a working building. And then the cafe in the sculpture hall is the best we have found in a long time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Loved the building- dont miss the Burne-Jones murals in the Great Hall. Nice restaurant/tea room on ground floor. Very friendly staff who are proud of their Town Hall and happy to talk about it

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Absolute Delight, had Earl Grey Tea and Sandwich with Salad. In the Café. What a Building the interior is Stunning! Need to see More. Great Service, Quality Fresh Food and Value. No Wonder they have Lot's Of Weddings Within. You won't Forget a Visit to Manchester For Many Reason's Not LEAST THE TOWN HALL!!! Next Time I want NEED TO,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

First visit to Manchester Town Hall won't be my last what an amazing building had lunch in cafe there lovely food and staff were helpful and smiling a must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A beautiful setting for our Sons wedding. Absolutely stunning. Full of character and history. Amazing venue

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I popped in to the Town Hall and was so pleased to have done so. Even without doing an organised tour there is much wonderful architecture to admire. A very fine building indeed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Such a Beautiful building in the heart of the city. Worth a short time walking round it looking at the architecture. A nice cafe with good food.

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