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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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Surprise lunch

We visited this as part of our own walking tour of beautiful buildings in Manchester and spied the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Janice C
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Beatiful architecture

The architecture is amazing. I could only visit the ground floor where there are the tea room as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeszmond
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Pembroke, Malta
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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 3 days 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

The architecture is amazing. I could only visit the ground floor where there are the tea room as the other levels were closed to the public.

Thank Jeszmond
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Can't believe that I have never been inside the town hall before ad it's a beautiful building,it's mainly in use for offices etc but the bottom floor as a beautiful tea room,complete with chesterfield sofas. A reservation is,required in advance for the tea room howevet.Worth...More

Thank Bornabrit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called for coffee here, what a fabulous place to meet fronds. It has a very calm classy feel about it, within this great building! Good coffee, efficient service and value for money. It felt a little bit special, would definitely visit for lunch in future!

Thank susa27
Reviewed 1 week ago

The MIF festival was on the weekend we were here so the area was full. It was quite small with all of the stalls and tents up but there was a decent choice for food and drinks. There was also a stage for music. Worth...More

Thank Scots_On_The_Tour
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous historic building in the centre of Manchester. We were there during a music festival which was a great bonus. The inside of the hall is amazing. Very gothic with many statues of past dignitaries and plaques to explain who they are. we enjoyed a...More

1  Thank Karin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in town you won't miss Manchester town hall. They have very neat architecture, and so many events around the town hall. Try to have a look online what kind event do they have before your visit. You won't be dissapointed.

Thank Irma I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just hanging around and being nosy outside the Town Hall building one of the people that worked there encouraged me to go inside to look around. I was allowed into a number of staterooms and one of the security guards was kind enough to give...More

1  Thank rossbrownNottingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture is magnificent, with statues made of both classical materials and new ones. One statue features a peace activist which is made out of melted handguns. There is a really nice cafe which is good for a light lunch or just tea and coffee....More

2  Thank anniemathews112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very attractive building located in the middle of the city as expected. Did not go in, but the view from outside is spectacular.

Thank GezginIstanbul
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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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