A GUIDE TO THE MANCHESTER TOWN HALL AND ALBERT SQUARE, ENGLAND
Home to the epic Christmas Markets and our beautiful medieval Town Hall
Standing tall and proud in Albert Square, this beautiful Gothic-style revival structure has been the place where Mancunions gather to share their joys or to grieve together side by side. You may recall this spot was where locals gathered after the horrific Manchester Bomb attack back in May 2017 to show solidarity against hatred. However, for me and many other proud Manc’s (pronounced Mank!), we will always remember this area for the happier times, such as the epic Christmas Markets, which are just magical.
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Every year they take place in front of the Town Hall. German-style taverns, a talking reindeer bar, and multiple other vendors come together to provide a fantastic array of food ranging from the well-known crepes with Nutella and banana through to the traditional and Italian treats. Yum!
The building’s interior is full of Kingly looking statues and beautiful tiled floors, making it look more medieval than Victorian. There is a navy-blue ceiling painted with gold stars which looks considerably like King Henry VIII’s Chapel at Hampton Court Palace (>>>>> CLICK HERE <<<<<) on the main staircase. It really is stunning.
A word of advice, if you’re looking to visit the interior while the Christmas Markets are on, please be aware that the crowds will be unbelievable. This is often the town hall’s busiest time of year. If you are not fussed with what the Christmas Markets have to offer, then you should go another time of year, as the crowds may ruin the experience for you. You should also be able to admire the exterior until 2024, as the interior is currently undergoing massive renovations. I cannot wait to visit in the future to see the changes.
Lloyd Street Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA
Thanks so much for reading my post today on our beautiful Town Hall in Albert Square. I hope you’ll add this gem to your bucket list. Just bare in mind that the interior is closed for renovations until 2024, but it’s definitely worth checking out the exterior. I can’t wait to return in the future and see what they’ve done with the place. Manchester is a wonderful city to explore with so much to do, that I doubt you will be able to fit everything into one weekend. That just gives you the perfect excuse to go back though, doesn’t it? Have I inspired you to check out my old home town? Are you planning a future trip to Manchester? Leave me a comment below as I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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