Manchester/Piccadilly-East Centre

Piccadilly-East Centre is the area in Manchester bounded by the A57 (M), Oxford Road, and the A62. It lies within The Historic County Boundaries of Lancashire and is served by Manchester Piccadilly railway station.

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Arora International Manchester

A modern hotel inside a fine old building with restored façade. Rooms are reasonably spacious for the UK, bathrooms modern and there is air conditioning. The beds are comfortable and the rooms have irons, safes, fridges and heated bathroom mirrors. It is very centrally located in the Manchester city centre, being just across the road from the Manchester Art Gallery, close to China Town and a wide variety of entertainment venues and restaurants. Even reluctant walkers will not need wheeled transport to get around. The staff are friendly and helpful. Residential floors are secured; access requires your room key card. Breakfast has a good selection and may be included in the room rate. It is eaten in the hotel's own Obsidian Restaurant and Bar located in the basement and accessible by lift if you don't want to leave the hotel. The Obsidian also has its own separate street entrance. In room broadband internet is available for a fee. The reception area is modest. Parking is a few hundred metres away in a multi-storey public park; the hotel has none of its own.

Roomzzz Manchester City

Roomzzz Manchester City is part of the fabric of the city. It's housed in a Grade II listed cotton warehouse, boasting high ceilings, long windows, soaring interior spaces and grand Victorian character. The concept of award winning Roomzzz is to combine all the best features of a boutique hotel with all the best things about a luxury apartment. Each room has a Luxury pocket-sprung memory foam bed, an Apple Mac Computer, Widescreen LCD TV with Freeview and free wi-fi, local and national calls. Easily reached from Manchester Piccadilly railway station, and with Piccadilly Gardens just a few blocks away, the Northern Quarter beyond, G-Mex and Deansgate's shopping to the north-west, you're never far from the heartbeat of Manchester's vibrant city centre.

Whitworth Gardens

This small park in the heart of The Village is notable for its memorial to Alan Turing, the father of modern computer science, whose homosexuality in an age of intolerance led to his suicide. The bronze statue on a park bench bears the legend 'Father of computer science, mathematician, logician, wartime codebreaker, victim of prejudice'. Also in the park is "The Beacon of Hope", an illuminated memorial to those who have died of HIV/AIDS worldwide.

SEE   —  Sackville Street

SACO Apartments

Serviced apartments set over the top of the new piazza in Piccadilly Place. The apartments are very conveniently located, with Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Art Gallery, Chinatown and The Palace Theatre only a stones throw away. Rooms are well-equipped with necessities like wireless Internet, a direct dial phone, separate showers, digital TV and CD/DVD player and more. The lobby includes a lift, off-site gym and car parking.

The Portico Library and Gallery

The Portico has been an exclusive members-only library since the early 19th Century and many of Manchester's luminaries have been patrons of the Portico over the years. Now hosting its own public gallery and providing admission to some parts for non-members, it is a slice of Manchester history that has remained almost unchanged since its inception. Call for latest information.

Stay Manchester

Serviced apartments in Manchester City Centre. A great selection of 28 one bedroom (sleeps 3), 55 two bedroom (sleeps 5 or 6) and 1 three bedroom (sleeps 8) self-catering apartments, which come fully furnished with bed linen and towels also provided. All apartments also come with fully-equipped kitchens, washer/dryer, microwave oven, TV/DVD players and lounge/dining area.

Imperial Chinese Archway

The Chinese arch in the central square of Chinatown was a gift to Manchester from the Chinese people in 1987 and is the only one of its kind in Europe. It is a beautiful and elaborate piece of artwork, reflecting the designs of Ming Dynasty China and is not to be missed.

Manna Manchester

Nice little café with friendly staff located on the edge of the landscaped garden. Serves good coffee, sandwiches, drinks, and sweet things. Everything here is both Fair trade and organic, so feel good when you go there!

New Samsi

City centre. A great sushi restaurant that also caters well for those that don't like raw fish. With a well-stocked, but small Japanese supermarket below (accessed from inside the restaurant) .

EAT   —  36 Whitworth St

Piccadilly Gardens

Relax and watch the world go by in Piccadilly Gardens - the lung at the centre of the city. The Gardens are also home to the controversial concrete 'Berlin Wall', that houses cafés and seating.

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Red Chilli

is of a very good standard and is unusual in Manchester in specializing in Beijing and the very spicy Szechuan cooking. It has a large Chinese following, which is always a good sign.

EAT   —  Portland St

The Place Apartment Hotel

Luxury spacious loft style apartment hotel accommodations in the heart of Manchester City Centre within walking distance to shopping, business, eating and drinking districts.

Yang Sing

By Princess Street at the south-western edge of Chinatown, Yang Sing has long been considered the best Cantonese restaurant in the country (and perhaps in Europe).

EAT   —  17 George Street

Buffet Metro

A Chinese buffet which, during Happy Hour (M-F 15:00-18:00), only costs £4.95 for unlimited food. A really cheap deal if you want to eat out, but are on a budget.

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True Brazilian barbeque that serves eleven cuts of meat from chicken, pork, lamb and beef and a range of salads and side-dishes. Also tasty caiprinha cocktails.

EAT   —  +44 161 923-6846 —  Brazil St

Tokyo Season

Serves traditional Japanese dishes at reasonable prices, with a full menu of drinks also available including Asian and world beers, spirits and wines.

EAT   —  Portland St

Bar de Reve

A quiet, chilled, chic gem of Manchester. Serves fresh and fine cuisine to order. A new establishment and worth the walk and the money!

EAT   —  57 Hilton Street

Bar Burrito

Excellent Mexican style fast food, specialising in Burritos but also serving salads, nachos and tacos. Licensed.

City Inn Manchester

A central boutique hotel in Manchester. Offers a restaurant, bar, meeting venue and event offers.


Great sushi from the conveyor belt in a fun atmosphere. Needless to say, you will be full!

Britannia Hotel Manchester

An attractive hotel, converted from an ostentatious warehouse, in central Manchester.


Impressive and expensive Tepanyaki restaurant. Really good food, but pricey.

EAT   —  China town

No 1 Buffet

All you can eat Chinese buffet. No thrills Chinese food.

EAT   —  Whitworth Street

Tai Wu

Another really cheap Chinese buffet.

EAT   —  44 Oxford St

Bouzuki By Night

Greek restaurant with live music.

Number 1's

A really cheap Chinese buffet.

EAT   —  48 Whitworth St


SLEEP   —  +44 161 278-1000 —  Gore St


DRINK   —  40 Chorlton Street


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DRINK   —  28-30 Canal Street


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