A Brief History of Manchester’s City Centre

4.7 out of 5 stars


28 mins

1.0 km

By Ben Donovan

On this tour we will visit Manchester’s most central squares and also learn about...an infamous Bob Dylan concert; the place where Rolls & Royce met and where David and Victoria Beckham had their first date!

12 stops

28 mins

1.0 km


Albert Square

Midland Hotel

Central Library

David Beckham

Manchester United

Manchester City

Hallé Orchestra

St. Peter's Square

Free Trade Hall

Bob Dylan

George Orwell

  • 1
    Albert Square & Memorial
    Albert Square is the main central square of Manchester.
  • 2
    Manchester Town Hall
    Victorian Neo-Gothic building that is home to the Manchester City Council.
  • 3
    Old City Police Headquarters
    The now disused City Police Headquarters
  • 4
    Free Trade Hall
    Manchester’s ‘Free Trade Hall’
  • 5
    St. George’s House
    The previous YMCA
  • 6
    The Midland Hotel
    Manchester’s most famous hotel
  • 7
    Charles Rolls and Henry Royce
    It was here at that Charles Rolls and Henry Royce first met, the beginning of Rolls Royce.
  • 8
    Manchester Central
    Old train station, now a Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • 9
    The Bridgewater Hall
    Home of the Hallé Orchestra
  • 10
    Manchester Central Library
    Manchester’s Central Library
  • 11
    Manchester Cenotaph
    Manchester’s Cenotaph in memory of those fallen in conflict
  • 12
    Back of Manchester Town Hall
    The rear of the Manchester Town Hall


4.7 out of 5 stars
3 reviews
Michael Hawk
29 Sep 2018
4 out of 5 stars

Mario Borza
14 Sep 2018
5 out of 5 stars

Intuitive experience!! Definitely recommended for any Bob Dylan fan!

Jan Niyazi

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5 out of 5 stars

Lovely tour of Manchester city centre! Amazing cross between history and modern life.

A Brief History of Manchester’s City Centre

4.7 out of 5 stars