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Manchester Town Hall

Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
+44 161 827 7661
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Quite a hidden gem so unexpected.

Never knew that this was an eating place we just called in for coffee, but stayed for a snack... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
grannysk10
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
You can't see much of it - but what you can see is good.

The Town Hall is spectacular from the outside, but the internal area open for public viewing is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LindseyRAuckland
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hall” (66 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (98 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
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+44 161 827 7661
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Never knew that this was an eating place we just called in for coffee, but stayed for a snack lunch. Served in a traditional way and waited on very good, Lovely building to sit in and quite cosy. Food very good.

Thank grannysk10
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Town Hall is spectacular from the outside, but the internal area open for public viewing is limited. What you can see is very nice - those Victorians built public buildings to make lots of points including how important they were. The flooring is superb,...More

Thank LindseyRAuckland
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Town Hall building is so well maintained both on the inside and outside. The Victorian Neo Gothic architecture took about 10 years to build and obviously has had a facelift and extension. The Great Hall is decorated with Murals showing the history of Manchester....More

Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all really. Such a great building. The architecture is beautiful. We walked around and took some pictures. We looked in to having our wedding here but couldn't really afford it at the time, I now wish I had waited and saved...More

Thank Everythingbutthedog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a lovely building , central for viewing while in town , visit the top dome for the acoustics , well worth the climb.

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very quick visit - very friendly staff. Wanted to see the bees on the tiled floor. Very interesting and raher poignant too.

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is often used as a film set and you can see why. A lovely building with some wonderful sculptures. We had been advised to try the on site cafe. We had cream teas - they were lovely and the staff were friendly and...More

Thank Helena N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in a Family trip, so my Parents (89 & 86 years old) went on to see it; loved the building inside. Plus the coffee shop is divine!! We just loved it all, what we were allowed to visit, anyway, as the Windows are...More

Thank cristinapenhacou2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful venue for a wonderful occasion. Glorious surroundings lovely staff and so traditional loved it had a great time.

Thank kellybobs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this as part of our own walking tour of beautiful buildings in Manchester and spied the restaurant. After looking around this stunning building and seeing the sculpture of Mr Joule and the bust of Mr Bright we left and returned later for a...More

Thank Janice C
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JulieIrv
11 December 2016|
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Response from Peter J | Reviewed this property |
The last day in Albert Square is 21st December, hope you make the visit before they close.
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helenmgaskell
27 November 2016|
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Response from Bowerz0176 | Reviewed this property |
Helen, have a look for the Manchester walks web site in the Internet, next visit is due December 7th at 6.30 for the town hall.
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doitforasgard
26 July 2015|
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Response from Les H | Reviewed this property |
It's ours and free. Just smile and be pleasant if there are no meetings on you may be lucky!
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