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Manchester Town Hall, Manchester

Categories: Government Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
Manchester Town Hall is considered one of the best examples of Gothic revival architecture in the world. The ominous walls have seen many a mayor pass under their stone and stained glass. Names of the mayors who have taken office since 1838 are inscribed on the skylight in the landing. Look down at the mosaic floor depicting cotton flowers visited by bees. The Great Hall is decorated with the Manchester Murals, which illustrate the city's history. The building's most recognizable feature is the Great Abel clock tower, rising over 87 m (285 ft) above the rooftops. Put Manchester Town Hall into our Manchester trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A great building with a very nice architecture and design, a real masterpiece in construction and art. Do not miss to visit, is the symbol of this city. 
  • A wonderful venue for a romantic treat. Really excellent service ,very attentive waitress and exceptional variety offered, Delicacies as lancashire cheese mini quiche and ham hock (in a small kilner j...  read more »
  • We held a dinner in the Main suite on the first floor. A room of exquisite beauty and breathtaking history and architecture. If arranging a function and looking for a really unusual venue, I would str...  read more »
  • Got married here in 2015, very nice friendly place, the above building is awful though and a strip club is outside, although none of it mattered on the day as I got the women of my dreams.
  • The Town Hall is an iconic building located in Albert Square, in the heart of the city. Just in front there are statues/monuments and also a beautiful fountain..but the true gem is within the building. The arches/ceilings are stunning and if you ever get the chance, do a visit on one of their open days to view a selection of the rooms. There is also a cafe inside that does afternoon teas; definitely worth the pit stop just to soak in the architecture.
  • A wedding photographers dream - this venue is incredible and offers some amazing photo opportunities for a wedding. The staff are also brilliant and the food is A+
  • I was dining out in manchester on a works bonding session well having some drinks and a meal, i was in a hotel in the city centre that you had to park on the street I parked for 24 hour at 8pm thinking i would go to my car at that time no problem and put another ticket on, at 8.10 i went to my car and the leaching commissioned sales people had put a ticket on my car pay within 7 days £25.00 or double it after, manchester is a big city the time on the ticket was 8.05 yeah would you believe that where do they come from, do they run around town giving tickets out. at least hitler warned you he was coming. usually i just throw it away but a manchester lass with us said you better pay it they will hunt you down so I took out my phone and did it there and then so i didnt forget or i would have payment remorse. and i bet they were from Leeds LOL
  • A must Visit for any tourist Visiting Manchester! The town hall build in 1826 with sublime gothic style architecture is just a building you cannot stop admiring! If you are lucky you might have the chance to experience on of the festivals usually taking place in Albert Square (Town hall square) Recommended for a visit!
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