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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 yesterday via mobile

Visited the market in front of the Town Hall particularly taken by Santa and his Message on the front of the building Thank you Manchester.

Thank TripMember020820161
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a stunning building, even more so when it is decorated during the Christmas Markets. The markets are lovely to visit and have some excellent stalls of which there are a lot of food and drink stalls. The Christmas Markets are spread over several...More

Thank MrMrsHappyR
Reviewed 2 days ago

Manchester Town Hall is a beautiful piece of architecture. We stopped by here to have lunch and were greeted by a nice waiting staff. Even though we didn't have a reservation they moved things round to fit us in. We were given a great table...More

Thank Andreas M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Check out the window under the stairs and you will see the set of Sherlock Holmes in the court yard. The ground floor is often used for film and TV to imitate the Houses of Parlament. The top of the clock tower dons a cotton...More

Thank ruthwyers
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have visited the town hall a number of times and it has always been a pleasure. The last time included visiting the cafe for brunch. The surroundings are lovely , we were seated in a sumptuous settee by a cosy fire and next to...More

Thank jokelly99
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to go but book a guide tour we had phoned befor we went and had a pass waiting for us as a lot of the rooms are closed but what we saw was great and grand. The building is going...More

Thank gjkuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friends booked an afternoon tea and as we had not been to visit this building before we were absolutely stunned at the grandeur of the building and the lovely and comfortable surroundings to enjoy a beautiful afternoon tea. An experience well worth sharing.

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing building with stunning architecture. Such a shame that so little of it is available to visit and from late January 2018 to 2024 it will be closed to the public due to renovation work.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many beautiful buildings in Manchester to dine in and this is yet another one. It doesn't have the biggest menu but that has to be a plus. The food and surroundings are absolutely excellent. We shall go back soon. It is SO popular,...More

Thank annp1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had a look around parts of the Town Hall before it closes for 6 years for renovation work. So glad we had the chance to do so. Hoping that once the work is complete the original historical fabric of the builkding will still...More

Thank Peter H
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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!