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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
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This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed...

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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Manchester;s Town Hall in the very heart of Manchester in Albert Square. Impressive exteriors and a cafe inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Athens, Greece

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Manchester;s Town Hall in the very heart of Manchester in Albert Square. Impressive exteriors and a cafe inside.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go online to find details of the excellent free tours of the Town Hall. It's brilliant for art and architecture lovers.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The outside of the building is amazing and simulates oooos and ahhhhs. There is a café inside but with this exception access is extremely limited. One corridor and an entrance lobby really.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous iconic gothic style building which has a very nice cafe/ restaurant inside. The interior is just as impressive as the exterior!

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Thank Bryonie55
Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this p;ace is very nice specially when its busy i visited this place on christmas which the use to have that market very nice, will go there again

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very excited to go to see what everyone is recommending but I was very disappointed since almost everything is not open to the public !! I'm not exaggerating but what we were allowed to see was only 4 sculptures !! And the coffee shop !! I didn't go there by taxi to waste my time and money to... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here as part of our visit to the superb Christmas market. There were a few stalls inside as well and a cafe with a great looking cream tea.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture is quite something, but the hidden gem is inside, where a cafe with comfy leather chairs and couches beckons. The food is excellent. Six pounds for a delicious and filling chicken cous cous salad. Tea is (I believe) 12.50. Excellent service.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The town hall, its internal and external statuary and the decoration of the rooms, and especially the great hall, are fantastically detailed. Everything has meaning to this City especially its rich industrial innovation and science. There is beautiful Victorian detail internally, lovely glass, woodwork, wallpapers and fabrics and the detail in the floors and ceiling panels all has meaning for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grandeur of Manchester Town Hall is revealed when you enter the building from Albert’s Square, being greeted by marble figures of two of the city’s most esteemed scientists: physicist James Joule, and the man who split the atom, John Dalton. Once inside this Gothic building, don’t be surprised if it looks familiar as it’s regularly used as a double... More 

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