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Manchester Landmarks

Hello everyone,

I am a Second Year Media Student looking to produce a promotional film for the City of Manchester, I am not 100% familiar with the city and I was looking to seek some advice for any notable landmarks, man made structures or anything else loosely 'cultural' that I can find in and around the City Centre, that would look nice on film.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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1. Re: Manchester Landmarks

Here's some for 'starters' (and there's plenty more in the city centre) -

Town Hall, Midland Hotel, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Central (formerly GMEX), Free Trade Hall (it's now Radisson Edwardian Hotel), Royal Exchange (the inside of it, not the outside), Barton Arcade, John Rylands Library, Beetham Tower, Museum of Science & Industry (including the historic railway station there), Coronation Street.

Given that football is part of the 'culture', you could include Old Trafford & Etihad Stadiums though both are slightly outside the city centre; and close by Old Trafford are Imperial War Museum and Lowry Gallery/Theatre.

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If by the "City of Manchester" you mean the area covered by that council then I'll be pedantic - Old Trafford (district, football & cricket grounds) are all in the the Borough of Trafford as is the Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry Centre is in the City of Salford - all depends on the definition you're working to.

The one builiding that I think most people from the area would know is the Central Library (colloquially also the Round Library) which has just re-opened. There's also the old Refuge Building (Palace Hotel) and Watts Warehouse (Britannia Hotel) with the more modern CIS and Beetham tower blocks.

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A few more for your consideration, Castlefield, Chetham's Library, The Royal Mills in Ancoats, The National Football Museum, The National Cycling Centre, The Abraham Lincoln statue in Brazennose Street, The Alan Turing Memorial in Sackville Gardens and Chinatown.

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The Royal Exchange in Cross Street, the cathedral and- a little less well known but interesting- St Mary's Church known as The Hidden Gem in Mulberry Street just off Albert Square.

How about the Castlefield canal basin?

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5. Re: Manchester Landmarks

The Arndale Centre, The Printworks and maybe the Northern Quarter.

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Victoria train station has a mural of the old Lancashire and Yorkshire railways, which dates back over 100 years. being42.org/2014/03/.../lancashire-yorkshire… The station itself isn't very nice, but at least that still remains.

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The cathedral, corn exchange (exterior only), Urbis, Chethams, Sinclairs and The Wellington. Just thinking of places in the same area.

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The canals around Castlefield, the Liverpool st station the 1st public railway station in the UK, the Northern Quarter where the old warehouses are and not forgetting Manchester University

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9. Re: Manchester Landmarks

The Chinese arch is another landmark. The Midland hotel;, even the Hidden gem church and indeed the Bridgewater hall, along with the many others listed.

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10. Re: Manchester Landmarks

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