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Gay Village, Manchester

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#7 of 35 in Sightseeing in Manchester
Neighborhood Tourist Spot
Centered around the Canal Street’s many cotton warehouses, Gay Village is home to one of the oldest and most established gay communities in Europe. Renowned for its tolerance, this district contains some of the city’s finest clubs, bars, restaurants, and pavement cafes, drawing heterosexual and gay tourists from around the world. Each week, over 20,000 visitors pass through the area, exploring the vibrant neighborhood’s liveliest nightspots. Enjoy a night on the town any day of the week, or time your visit for the area’s annual Manchester Pride festival in August, which includes charity fundraising and other special events.  Gay Village is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Manchester Edition.
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  • Great atmosphere here absolutely loved it here. Anything goes which we loved ( our husbands not so keen) great people highly recommend a night out here  more »
  • Really cool safe space for all. Definitely less busy than a few years ago but a few of the old favourites are still nice and busy Friday and Saturday nights.  more »
  • This is a great place to go and let of some steam. Been there lots and lots. Great toilets. Hotel was nice but didn't get much sleep if you know what I mean like. Bum bum z z z  more »

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