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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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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hall” (67 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (103 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
+44 161 827 7661
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

Nice building, great café inside. Perfect for a little break from the Christmas Market in the square. We enjoyed ourselves.

Thank MPerrylxx
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Amazing history in this building, stunning venue really, but I have to say the oldest and filthiest urinals/toilet I have used this year.

Thank Tosh599
Reviewed 29 November 2015

A wonderfully opulent venue for morning tea/coffee. Waitresses are excellent at their job and make you feel special. Very comfortable chairs, well spaced out within the vaulted ceiling of the Town Hall. Highly recommend.

Thank rhelee
Reviewed 29 November 2015

I visit the Christmas Markets every year in the hope there will be something different on offer but there never is. It does get you in the Christmas mood but every stall is pretty much the same

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Everywhere you look there are impressive architectural features, paintings and large scales rooms and corridors. The Victorians knew how to build spectacular Town Halls.

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Grand victorian municipal building. worth a quick visit to see how Victorians liked to make statements in grand style.

Thank Scottish-Veggie
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Visited the Christmas markets today......it was fantastic, warm, friendly and VERY Christmassy....We all loved it, what a wonderful start to the holiday season. The stalls are many and very varied, very colourful and VERY Christmassy. We visited last year and this is our second time....we...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Went with my girlfriend for an afternoon out at, Manchester Christmas markets. All the markets are set out all over different streets around Manchester, but the main one which is biggest out of them all is by Manchester town hall, loads of different stalls from...More

Thank themeparkbuddies
Reviewed 26 November 2015

At Conference. Coffee awful, tea even worse, mass catering very average. Loved cafe/lounge for breakfast and a proper coffee...

Thank M80KMB
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Worth a visit , if only for the lovely statue gallery coffee shop, located within the Town Hall, leather chesterfield chairs to relax in, make it a idea place to get away from the busy streets of Manchester.

1  Thank John B
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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.
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.
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!