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Manchester Town Hall

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Address: Lloyd St, Manchester M60 2LA, England
Phone Number: 0161 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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Corporate "do" - Great Location

OK, it was a Corporate evening Dinner with Champagne Reception so of course it was on a winner, but really this is a fabulous piece of history. The architecture, the art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

OK, it was a Corporate evening Dinner with Champagne Reception so of course it was on a winner, but really this is a fabulous piece of history. The architecture, the art - wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If in town you must call and have a look inside this building, I was blown away with the sheer quality and grander. Brian (Lancashire)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Booked a guided tour, which I have to say was very informative and interesting. The building is beautiful and well worth a visit!

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I took a walking tour and we were allowed inside the Town Hall. Certainly a treat. Architecture was very interesting. Statues, bust, and other features made it appear like a museum instead of a town hall. Note the tiles on the floor with Bee and Cotton Flower. All vintages of the cotton trade that flourished in Manchester.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A glorious Victorian Folly. If you can get there when there is no wedding / conference it is a magnificent building to wander around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have had afternoon tea at many locations in Manchester and Town Hall has been my favorite. Beautiful historic building and a lovely setting for afternoon tea. If you are not a tea drinker like myself the coffee is delicious. Go hungry because you will fill up on delicious sandwiches, biscuits and pastry. Best value around for what you get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Manchester Town Hall is the perfect example of a Victorian-Neo Gothic building. Truly Amazing!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

nothing fab or even commendable. its gothic looks and soon over powered by the boring and mundane corridors and endless hallways

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Have they put a portrait of the Queen back on the first floor entrance wall- If not why not? It was a big insult to this woderful Manchester when it was taken away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Been to several markets and events held here - love the place. Very atmospheric, especially looking round the richly decorated halls and corridors. My favourites are the bee motifs in the floor, and one of the large dining rooms with trade pictures from round the world. One downpoint is the slightly pongy victorian loos. But worth a nose around.

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