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Gay Village, Manchester

(3/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • this is like UK Madigraz (spelling?) such huge energy here and guys even if you're not gay - there are so many girl groups here - keep an open mind and simply enjoy the 'GAYness' of it all  more »
  • On fine evenings, the streets of full of people are. Tables and chairs are facing almost every bar and life takes place in the early morning on the street. A pint of order and adrift down easily, it should be something for everyone. The karaoke and the drag queen nights in various bars are very funny.
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  • Been here a few times for a night out as its a great atmosphere and friendly people. There is hardly ever any trouble and enough different bars to suit everyone. If you need to find it just ask anyone...  more »