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Review of The Printworks

The Printworks
Ranked #5 of 51 Shopping in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The 16-year-old leisure scheme houses a state-of-the-art IMAX cinema, fully equipped gym and health club, complete with a 20m swimming pool, and 16 bars and restaurants. All in the heart of Manchester! From 6am until 3am, the scheme is alive with activity. Visitors can catch a spinning class before work, pop in for lunch, watch the latest blockbuster or meet friends for a drink after work. Thanks to the newly opened Exchange Square Metrolink stop and the recently renovated Manchester Victoria station visitors can be at the scheme in minutes. The Printworks has an excellent choice of bars, cafes and restaurants offering everything from light bites to three course meals, noodles to burgers, European cuisine or something from the deep south. Not only does The Printworks have a great offering for food and drink but it also has a stellar events calendar. Make The Printworks a one-stop shop for entertainment in Manchester!
Watford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Just a brilliant open, spaceous area with lovely bars, pubs and the people are just great!!!!
Try and get to Waxy O'Conners as the all day breakfast is 'to die for'!!!

Visited March 2013
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Afternoons at the Cinema”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

We went to the cinema three afternoons while we were in Manchester very relaxing to sit out of the cold and be entertained

Visited January 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“shopping then drinks”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

after shopping in town we decided to have a few drinks before getting the train home. The atmosphere was brilliant and we didnt want to go home.

Visited December 2012
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Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Worth a walk through”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Always full of young people, lots of different places to eat. Great cinema and lovely, huge, old building with lots of history.

Visited March 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Average at best”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

The printworks is basically a collection of chain pubs/restaurants and an Odeon cinema. While the restaurants aren't bad per se, they aren't anything to write home about either just average high street fayre. The prinworks tends to get very packed on weekends, so the space outside the various bars & restaurants can be hard to move around in and a pretty lairy crowd. The cinema whilst having a huge choice of films & times being set over several floors is also a fair bit more expensive than not only other cinemas in Manchester city centre but more than other odeons.

Visited July 2012
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