Walking Manchester: a city united by industry, revolt and civic grandeur

A city walk in Manchester – through Ancoats and the Northern Quarter, and via Deansgate – takes in the best of the city’s municipal architecture, art and heritage

Get yourself to Ancoats, to the east of the city, on the far side of the Northern Quarter. Don’t take too long about it as it is changing before your very eyes, just as it has been doing these past two-and-a-half centuries. If you’re coming from Piccadilly station, it’s barely half a mile away; north up London Road, straight on along Piccadilly and, at the bottom right hand of the Gardens of that name, head right along Newton Street.

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