John Rylands Library
Less a library and more a cathedral to books, Basil Champneys' stunning building is a breathtaking example of Victorian Gothic, no more...
The Victorian town hall is Manchester's most impressive building. It is crowned by an 85m-high tower and features an especially ornate...
Mr Thomas' Chop House
An old-style boozer that is very popular for a pint as well as a meal (mains £13).
Le Petit Blanc
Top chef Raymond Blanc brings his winning formula of French cuisine with world influences (Asian primarily, but lots of English touches)...
4a South King St · interesting places nearby
An excellent basement club to kick off the weekend: Friday night is CWord with Strangerways, featuring everything from Ibrahim Ferrer to Northern Soul, and Saturday is the always excellent Disco Rescue with Clint Boon (once of the Inspiral Carpets), which is more of the same eclectic mix of alternative and dance.