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Address: Manchester, England
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This massive central square with its picturesque gardens is surrounded by...

This massive central square with its picturesque gardens is surrounded by large hotels, shops and restaurants, and presents a bustling and vibrant area of the city that is full of shoppers, business people, tourists and party-goers, day and night.

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Nice in the summer

Place to catch a bus, nice in the summer, people sit in the grass place to eat your lunch not a place to be in the night

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steve p
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100 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Please do not take your children here. The council and police are a waste of time. I got approached twice whilst with my young daughters offering me drugs, counterfite money and other items. There was various people openly taking drugs in view of the public. This area should be closed down. It is a total eye sore. Please avoid this... More 

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Thank GazWorrall1978
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Place to catch a bus, nice in the summer, people sit in the grass place to eat your lunch not a place to be in the night

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Thank Steve p
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

a really nice place within the centre of Manchester - it was much nicer years ago but i guess thats progress for you - nice to get away from all the noise and pace of the city for a few minutes

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Thank richardmartin15
Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is arguably the most disgusting large public space of any UK city. It is quite shocking to experience. There are no 'gardens' to speak of, just a few patches of turf. The area is strewn with litter, including discarded syringes, cans and fast food packaging. The area sadly attracts many drug users and dealers. It is common to see... More 

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Thank KentChris
Bielsk Podlaski, Poland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm going there only when I HAVE to go. It's just not attractive place at all. It's all dirty, full of homeless/drunk/high people. The name 'gardens' is a bit misleading, as it suggest area with some flowers, trees and plenty of green. Well, there is 'something', but it's totally overcrowded and not well maintained. There's also bus station, which doesn't... More 

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1 Thank Joanna .
Scotland, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely green space in the middle of the town. Buy some sandwiches and sit watching life as it goes on around you.

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Thank Nellie N
UK
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

What a dump, rubbish everywhere. Are mancs unable to use litterbins? Full of tramps and smackheads especially at nights. Avoid

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Thank Lostkit
Caterham, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Stayed in a hotel near this place, it is pretty run down or possibly in the midst of being done up. Jogged past here in the evening and the smell of weed was over powering. Not a particularly nice place in the dark, has an edge to it.

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Thank kdw72
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Has any urban park in Britain suffered a greater fall from grace than Manchester's, once beautiful, Piccadilly Gardens? What was once, by all accounts, a beautifully manicured floral garden, has now become an entirely pedestrianised asphalt jungle. No longer can this area seriously be referred to as "Gardens". Its designers seem to have lacked almost any understanding of an environment... More 

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3 Thank JEM_Yorkshire
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

i have lived in mcr 50 years and been elsewhere for the last 4 years .Piccadilly Gardens.has gone downhill more and more after each visit . rubbish, chewing gum and grotty unused phone booth's. full of stickers...homeless every 50 yards in doorways .stretching from piccadilly station all along piccadilly and down the whole of market st on both sides. they... More 

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