Do you check out a city, but you don’t have enough time to research and explore its sights and history? You may just have one evening or morning to take a look around. Where do you start to understand bicycles and culture of the place? You don’t have time for a well guided tour and really just want to explore and have a few drinks. Well, this is the perfect guide for you. Together we will take a stroll around Manchester’s compact city hub, taking a look at some of the more interesting things, and of course, having a few drinks in some typical and interesting brs along the way.
1 Piccadilly Gardens
Let’s begin in Piccadilly Gardens where the busses and trams from the MetroLink system come in. This is no more than a 5 minute walk from both Piccadilly and Victoria train areas. This city hub transport center is a natural starting point for our trip. This busy interchange undergo سرمایه گذاری مدیریت ثروت LFC a total re-design in 2001- 02. Following the 1996 IRA blast (which led to over 200 injuries but no fatalities), a huge redevelopment campaign was implemented in Manchester city hub with an international competition being held to name the best industrial proposal for Piccadilly Gardens. A lot of the overhaul and re-building investment that is evident travelling Manchester today can be tracked back to this era and the investment attracted from the Millenium Fund and as Manchester ready to host the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
The 4 Figurines
In times past, Piccadilly Gardens is the original site of the Manchester Regal Infirmary from 1755 until its relocation to Oxford Road in 1910. There are 4 figurines making it through todaythat were put up on the original infirmary esplanade:
Mister Robert Peel from the lemon 1788-1850 (founding father of the modern Police force giving origin to the slang word for the Police “bobbies”)
James Watt 1736- 1819 (whose improvements to the sauna engine helped to drive the exploding market of economic growth during the cotton centred industrial wave
Queen Victoria 1819-1901 (on the throne for 63 years and 7 months she was the at best reigning female monarch)
The Duke of Wellington 1769-1852 (a leading political and military figure most famous for ordering the defeat of the French in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815).
2 Market Street and Corporation Street
Walking away from Piccadilly Gardens down Market Street, one of Manchester’s principal shopping areas, you will pass the Arndale Hub, Europe’s largest inner-city shopping hub. Originally constructed in the 1970s, its distance to the 1996 IRA blast meant that it suffered extensive damage as a result. At the crossroads towards the bottom of Market Street we turn promptly into Corporation Street. Passing the Marks & Spencer store on the opposite side of the road we walk under the bridge linking the store with the Arndale, close to where the vehicle, containing plenty of Semtex forceful was parked on Sunday 15 August. Around 60 to 70 000 individuals were close by Manchester city hub on the morning of these day, with usual numbers being swelled by the presence of international football fans. The following day Paris were due to play Germany at Old Trafford in the 1996 Western european Cup. The game went ahead in front of 50 000 people and Germany won 3-0.
3 Exchange Sq
Here you will find the “Manchester Eye”. This became first installed in 2004 and is a 60 metre tall Ferris wheel with 44 voyager carriages giving wonderful wide ranging views of the city hub and beyond. Opposite this, on the corner of Corporation Street and Withy Grove you will find a modern day entertainment venue named “The Printworks”. Up until 1996 this became the home of a huge printing press owned by newspaper mogul Robert Maxwell. The complex contains mostly bars and golf clubs including the Hard Rock Cafe’, a leisure hub and a 12 screen Odeon Movie theatre which incorporates an IMAX 3d screen. Back to the other side of Exchange Sq we find another shopping complex called The Triangle, on the front which facing the street is a huge tv screen showing the BBC news.
4 URBIS, Chethams College and Manchester Cathedral
Continuing along Corporation Street and traversing Fennel Street we come immediately to Cathedral Gardens and URBIS, a huge futuristic building that is an exposure hub dedicated to city life. The National Museum of Football is also increasingly being transferred here and will soon most probably to the public. The building opened in 2002 and was part of Manchester’s Millennium One fourth redevelopment. Exposure space hosting many visiting temporary displays of art is spread over 5 floors.
Chetham’s School of Music