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This is Manchester

This place has such a bad rep but if you want the "only in Manchester" experience it's worth a... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
scumbellina
Getting too noisy and messy despite the investments

A lot of money has been spent there and some nice restaurants and shops but too many people jumping... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

A really nice spectacle to see in Manchester after dark. There’s also a cleverly designed play area nearby.

Thank Alexander J
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

This is a nice urban square and during the day there is a lot of hustle and bustle around as people go about the shops and bars etc. The square has some nice fountains that shoot up from the slabs and has a light colour changing display which is nice in the evening.

There is good transport links with bus on one side and tram the other and the square is lined with plenty of shops and places to eat which al have nice modern glass frontage.

Unfortunately there are a lot of homeless people in the area and they do tend to congregate in Piccadilly Gardens and around the edges. This is really sad to see and it is a shame that these people have nowhere to go. Because of this it can feel a bit intimidating at night as there are groups of them together, however it is more the drug dealers and lone men standing about that make it feel more unsafe than it is The homeless people need help and these other people are there to take advantage of them which is awful. The police do patrol which gives some reassurance.

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Piccadilly Gardens is the middle of Manchester's City Centre. Piccadilly Gardens is one of the most notorious attractions with many restaurants surrounding it plus a bus station and tram stop. This place is best to go in the evening as there is a large fountain display that lights up in neon colours at night boasting plenty of photo opportunities.

Thank Izak H
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

I do like a good fountain show with lights. It's like one of those things you can sit and watch for ages. But it was hard to truly sit there and relax because of the noise. It's close to some bus stops on one side, and a tram stop on the other. It felt like there was a bus at all times there. It would be a perfectly tranquil place if it was away from roads.

Thank NoraD1079
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

The Interior Architecture and Design students and tutor team from NTU visited Manchester in February 2018. High on our agenda was the Tadao Ando building in Piccadilly Gardens - it did not disappoint as the only work of the famous Japanese Architect in the UK. But Manchester City Council clearly have no idea of how to look after it, instead they place ugly waste bins, connect unsightly cables to its beautiful concrete facades and even put one of the awful coffee chain outlets in the interior. They are destroying it, rather than having the hindsight to care, to value and to understand that architecture tells a story, a story of our time, shows a particular context and allows to see evolution. Manchester should be very very proud of having such an Architects piece of work in their City.

Thank Ellen T
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