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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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Christmas fun

Had lunch in their super cafe. Excellent customer service, clean, food delicious.The surroundings are fabulous, as the all Victorian buildings are, very relaxing atmosphere.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch in their super cafe. Excellent customer service, clean, food delicious.The surroundings are fabulous, as the all Victorian buildings are, very relaxing atmosphere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nothing to not like, it has great architecture, the building seems well maintained, the catering was tasty and well presented and the table service excellent. I am not sure how the experience would be in other circumstances but they do a very impressive wedding service.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have a few minutes to spare after visiting the Manchester City Library next door, it's worth popping into the Town Hall Extension, just to see the revamped Rates Hall (I know, that sounds weird...).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Albert Square is iconic and a great tourist stop off in Manchester. It has a nice panorama for pictures and is architecturally stunning. I am not sure what facilities are available inside the Town Hall but I went in to admire the building. It's free entry and there is usually something going on. At Christmas they had an amazing market... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After considering several venues for our wedding in Dec 2016, we chose Manchester Town Hall, predominantly because of the wonderful architecture, the comprehensive packages they offered and the ability to easily cope with our size (180 guests for the day and a further 60 for the evening). From the beginning to the end, the staff at the town hall and... More 

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Cumbria, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice building, worth popping into if your in the area. Free entry. We visited when a wedding was taking place, very nice!!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a magnificent building both inside and out, everyone visiting Manchester should try and include it in their itinerary.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to visit it but it was partly closed due to a private reception and maybe because it was Christmas. So we'll have to pop in another time

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I could only rate it a 3 because the town hall was closed. But from what we were able to see on the ground floor was a beautiful neo-gothic style. Code of arms and statues. It was so nicely decorated for the people on the outside for Christmas too. The fireworks on New Year's...wonderful!

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful venue and fantastic staff,we had our daughters wedding here on the 23December and I can't recommend it enough,a big thank you to the security staff especially Destin who was good fun and really helpful while still doing his job ,the wedding breakfast was amazing as were the waiting on staff and bar staff ,so a big thank you to... More 

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