The centre of the centre of Manchester, From Deansgate to Mosley Street & Lower Mosley Street
First sort out your accommodation; the Cornerstones Guest House is just 12 minutes from Manchester, walk round the corner pick up the Metro and you’ll be in the centre triangle of the map of Manchester. This is the area that holds most of the shops and most of the Street Markets in Manchester; are at the very top of the triangle, at the end of Deansgate the road changes it’s name to Victoria Street you will find the M.E.N. Arena home of some fantastic gig’s and all the top touring T.V. shows, Dancing on Ice, The X Factor and Come Dancing to name but a few.
At the junction of Cateaton Street and Victoria Street you can take a breather, after walking your way through the west side of the city, have a
seat outside the wine shop on the corner, it’s quite a large advantage spot for viewing the thousands of people as they go by; enjoy a bottle of wine and bowl of olives and if the sun’s out even better it’s a really sun spot; I could stay all day.
The small area at the back of the wine shop, before you hit the Arndale Market is quite vibrant and will take up a few hours of your time if you let it; you’ll fined Urbis and the Printworks just around the corner, watch out that’s another couple of hours .
So you’ve walked up the left hand side of Deansgate got to the top crossed over and your now on your way back down the opposite side.
Below you to the south is Cross Street; the first major monument is the Royal Exchange Theatre the Award-winning producing Theatre; as well as classics from Shakespeare to Noel Coward, It’s one of the country’s leading theatres for new writing with over 125 premieres since 1976.
Down and ether side of Cross St you’re in the heart of all the little independent shops, there’s everything you can ask for in today’s fashion.
At the end of Cross Street you come into Albert Square home to Manchester Town Hall and host to all different types of entertainment through out the year (not forgetting the streets off the square) if you leave the square on the south side it brings you to Manchester Central Library, just the building it’s self is worth a look.
Into the Northern Quarter with more shops, the Manchester Central exhibition centre and The Bridgewater Hall. This £42 million state-of-the-art international concert venue, is an architecturally-stunning building which plays host to all forms of classic music from The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to Kodo (Japanese drums).
From the Cornerstones Guest House you can be in the centre of the city in by metro 15 minutes; so if your planning a stay check us out for your accommodation in Manchester.
The third part of Map of Manchester will be in my next post.
if you missed the first part click on the link.