Gay Village, Manchester

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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.  Make Gay Village part of your personalized Manchester itinerary using our Manchester planning site .
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  • We visited on our way to the Turing Memorial and found the Gay Village on Canal Street. Wonderfully warm atmosphere and we can imagine what it's like when it's buzzing. Lovely friendly vibe about the ...  more »
  • I love a good night out down the village. It doesn't matter if you're gay/straight/bi/trans - everyone's welcome and the atmosphere is one of fun, laughter and with a very safe and secure feel. I've a...  more »
  • We walked through during the daytime and it all looked a bit tired , I think it probably comes alive at night , nice setting on the canals .  more »

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