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...
People's History Museum
The story of Britain's 200-year march to democracy is told in all its pain and pathos at this superb museum, housed in a refurbished...
A basement bar designed in the style of a speakeasy/tiki lounge, the Liar's Club serves strong cocktails to an assorted clientele of...
An oast house is a 16th-century kiln used to dry out hops as part of the beer-making process. In Manchester, the Oast House is Tim...
1 The Avenue, Spinningfields · interesting places nearby
One of Manchester's most successful building conversions has been that of the basement archive of the Manchester Evening News into this suprisingly bright and beautiful restaurant, which serves contemporary Australian cuisine with flavours of southeast Asia – the lunchtime selection of fresh sushi is particularly good, as are the specials. A late licence sees it turn into a very cool bar.