Albert Square
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  • St Peter's Square • 3 min walk
  • Mosley St • 6 min walk
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Heather
Manchester, UK1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Couples
Albert Schloss is on of our favourite place to go on a Sunday for brunch. My husband and I visited yesterday for lunch. The food was ok. But I was very disappointed by the lack of social distancing among a group at the restaurant. There were approximately 18 people split between 3 tables who were there to celebrate a birthday. They were moving between tables and were clearly not from the one household. In light of the recent additional restrictions imposed on Manchester with regards to two households not meeting in doors, I think it was very irresponsible of the restaurant to allow this to happen.
Written August 10, 2020
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,967 contributions
Jul 2021
Albert Square in Manchester is in the city centre. It is a very short distance from St Peter's Square and adjacent to the Town Hall.

This is currently being restored so you cannot get to see this. Albert Square is also cordonned off but you can still make out some of the statues in the square.
Written August 4, 2021
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Jan
Manchester, UK2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Absolutely love this, as our go to place at the weekend after a full on week at work. Chilled and the most friendliest staff including Anna and Katie, nothing is too much trouble , and perfect, delicious food/service and you are made to feel you are someone special on these uncertain times . If you want to feel special this is the place to be . Love you guys and thank you xx🥰
Written September 12, 2020
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RazzyBthefirst
Macclesfield, UK1,190 contributions
Jan 2020
Albert Square is quite an interesting area, unfortunately the town hall is currently being renovated, much needed I'd say.

Aside from the main Prince Albert monument there are statues of Oliver Heywood (moss on his face) and my favourite William Gladstone, which is quite characterful. There's also a fountain to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria.
Written January 25, 2020
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Paul F
Chesterfield, UK2,208 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a lovely square, serviced by trams so easy to walk to and easy to get to by public transport. Around the square you can find a variety of things to do and places to eat.

The central library and central Art gallery are certainly two of our favourite pass times when visiting Manchester.
Written January 22, 2020
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robnh61
Stockport, UK1,657 contributions
Dec 2019
This is focal point of the Manchester Christmas markets.
Even though the works to the Town Hall restricting the space available, the square was still packed with stalls, ranging from food merchandise from various European countries, artisan crafts as well as numerous take away food stalls and bars.
It's packed in the evenings and at weekends but it's well worth spending a view hours there.
Written January 10, 2020
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Mike B
Bolton, UK51 contributions
Dec 2011 • Couples
It's that time of year again when we start to think about visiting the annual Christmas Market in Manchester. Later year (December 2011 ) We were so disappointed - the atmosphere was not good, prices have inflated out of all proportion( Bratwurst thrice the price of the genuine item in Germany)
Drink prices way over the top, £3+ for a Gluewein, I think not !
We won't be going again if the prices dont moderate.
The German stalls were even manned by Polish people- nothing at all against the Poles, but let's be authentic !
Written November 8, 2012
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tinkerbell09uk
uk140 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Really don't understand the fuss about these markets thecplace to s packed and you are bearded around by the crowd
Stalls sell overpriced drinks and food
The good thing was it did feel really safe having police covering the entrances
Written January 13, 2019
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Rhona D
Port Elizabeth, South Africa32 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
What a wonderful selection of different stalls to visit, very interesting, loved the food variety esp the huge fire for sausages being cooked, so many chocolates.... just a great time to wonder around and relax even with the light drizzle
Written December 29, 2018
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UKTravellers89
Mold, UK203 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
Brilliant atmosphere. A crowd of us came from Wales for an evening at the Bridgewater Hall ( superb) and a meal at the Yang Sing (not quite so good) The Albert Square market is now a well established Manchester tradition and it just gets better and better. Next year we have decided that we will cut out the expensive meal and eat on the Square from the variety of establishments there
Written January 9, 2014
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