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Manchester Town Hall

Lloyd St, Manchester M60 2LA, England (Manchester City Centre)
0871 222 8223
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As featured in 3 days in Manchester
Ranked #16 of 121 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bristol, england
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

we had a cream tea in a great setting, served by friendly staff. unfortunatly the room with the bee floor was being used.

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Halifax. England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have walked past this building on other visits to Manchester, don't make that mistake. It really is a great building to explore. It is not all open to the public but still plenty to see and grab your attention. We stopped for a pot of tea ad toasted teacake in the Sculpture Hall and it was lovely. So glad... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent, welcoming atmosphere. Very well set up and catered for an award ceremony. Good wines and buffet. Very friendly staff and a beautiful old building with loads of history.

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Manchester
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A magnificent Neo-Gothic building designed by Alfred Waterhouse. The interior is often used by film and TV crews to stand in as the Houses of Parliament. Not all of the building is open to the public (It is still a working town hall) but there are extensive public areas. There is quite a decent tea room. There are also sometimes... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Didn't go inside, but from outside it is an excellent landmark to visit in Manchester. Stunning piece of architecture inside and out especially the clock tower side. The front side of the town hall were restricted due to maintenance and preparations for a private functions so we had to keep ourselves over the other side of the street where you... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Town Hall is one of my favourite buldings in Manchester, there is a resteraunt/cafe and it really is a must see if your in town. They do a clock tower tour at christmas too which i plan to do this year.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you love your history you will love this building, nice to see it also functions as a working office too. The architecture was stunning even for novices like me

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited during the Christmas Markets and discovered you can access first floor. It is a fantastic example of Victorian architecture.

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Claremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went here for a bit last November, and I don't remember so well what it was like, but it was fun.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A town hall? Yes, it's an impressive building both inside and out. Unfortunately some of the building was off limits due to private functions, but I would certainly go back again to see more. The staff were very kind, friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. A gem of a place, well worth a look!

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