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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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Wonderfully characterful historic town hall in it's own grounds and in the very heart of Manchester utterly surrounded with many places to both eat and drink as well as be... read more

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderfully characterful historic town hall in it's own grounds and in the very heart of Manchester utterly surrounded with many places to both eat and drink as well as be otherwise entertained. Well accessible by public transport and has it's surrounding grounds well used at Christmas for the seasonal festive market.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In Manchester last we my son and happened upon the Sculpture Hall cafe situated in the Town Hall. It was a revelation being an elegant place of tranquillity. We had a late breakfast of North West Eggs Benedict and coffee for two for £12; a bargain. Food is served until 4 pm so will certainly visit again when in Manchester.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is truly impressive Victorian Gothic and just quite amazing. Completely free to view and have a wander of a past age. Full of busts of the Victorian good burghers of the city. The lunch area is quite unique with a view out to the Albert statue. Seems very popular with ladies enjoying an early afternoon tea but also excellent... More 

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wales,u.k.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit. Friendly staff helped us to obtain a visitor's pass. The architecture is pure Victorian Gothic

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This iconic building ofter appears on films and television, doubling up as the Houses of Parliament. I was only able to take a superficial look but this building is seriously impressive inside and out.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful victorian building, with such a nice feeling into it! The cafe is brilliant. It's a pity it closes so early, and you can't enjoy a late afternoon tea.

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Heysham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful building in the middle of Manchester Centre. We attended a wedding here and what a great venue. Definitely worth a visit if in the area.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A really nice collection of architecture and the famous Manchester bees. The town hall has the cities oldest Victorian working toilet (green tiles and copper pipes) and a great cafe that serves anything from soup to afternoon tea.

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The external view of this building is a tribute to the architecture of the period. Well worth seeing. Internally, viewing is rather limited but one can still experience the grandeur of the those days. Please do sit back and enjoy the peace of the tea room. Good selection, reasonably priced and fine service. Maybe you might start to believe you... More 

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Slough, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fantastic building, full of history. Worth visiting, the square and Prince Albert statue is also worth a close look. Even enjoying a cup of coffee while admiring the views.

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