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Manchester Town Hall, Manchester
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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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  • If you're here in November or December, the Christmas market is great. Its huge and so festive. Plenty of food, drinks and gifts to look out for! 
  • If you are in Manchester and want a good place for a coffee and cake look no further. The cafe in the Town Hall is a gem. Not just for coffee either. Breakfast baps and lunches are great. I would advi...  more »
  • Great building with so much going for it. Steeped in history and heritage with a fantastic and good value cafe/coffee place. Well worth a trip. Best place you will get a nice coffee in Manchester. 
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  • The fireworks on the Christmas-lights-turn-on-show were pretty cool here. Most of the festivals take place around here. The Town Hall is a very nice building in the heart of Manchester.
  • This place is good for so many things and would be good for people to attend to if not house because they would help you out so much even if you have a bad history of things and other places wont help see these. They are the people to help so much and are happy to help anyone homeless or just came out of prison.
  • It's a lovely building built when Manchester was sure of itself and its place in the world. There's a square with the obligatory statues and seating where it's great to spend time on a sunny day. It is a working building and so you'll need to wait for an open day to be able to view some of its interior but just a causal visit will leave you impressed with it. I believe that it's interior has stood in for the Houses of Parliament in a number of films and TV productions.
  • Cool architecture with a delicious cafe, I enjoyed it the first time I visited again the next day, and again next time I was in Manchester. Perfect place to have a bite to eat near the library.
  • Afternoon tea in the sculpture hall is fantastic and excellent value for money, pleasant helpful staff, one if the nicest afternoon teas in manchester, only downside is there are no public toilets in the building