Go behind the scenes of Manchester’s Town Hall

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Explore the spectacular staterooms and corridors of the Victorian gothic-style Manchester Town Hall.

The grandeur of Manchester Town Hall is revealed on one of the regular tours run by qualified guides. When you enter the building from Albert’s Square you will be greeted by imposing marble figures of two of the city’s most esteemed scientists: physicist James Joule, and the man who split the atom, John Dalton.

Once inside the imposing building, don’t be surprised if it looks familiar as it’s regularly used as a double for the Houses of Parliament for filming. You may have spotted it in films such as The Iron Lady and Sherlock Holmes.

Following the informative tour, refuel at Albert Square Chop House – just across the square from the Town Hall, and set in Thomas Worthington’s iconic Grade II listed Memorial Hall.

Built in 1866, this incredible venue is now a beautiful dining pub, serving up traditional British favourites with a twist.

Finally, relax in the surroundings of your room at The Midland Hotel – another Grade II listed, Edwardian building, with comfortable rooms and a recently refurbished spa where you can let the dedicated spa team guide you through your journey of relaxation.

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Manchester's Town Hall located on Albert's SquareManchester Town Hall © Visit Manchester
The Great Hall, home to the Ford Madox Brown muralsThe Great Hall, home to the Ford Madox Brown murals © Visit Manchester
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