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Review of Piccadilly Gardens

Piccadilly Gardens
Ranked #174 of 199 things to do in Manchester
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Owner description: This massive central square with its picturesque gardens is surrounded by large hotels, shops and restaurants, and presents a bustling and vibrant area of the city that is full of shoppers, business people, tourists and party-goers, day and night.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice place for coffee shops, bars, and restaurants.


- In my last visit, locals near the garden were very rude to my Muslim family, even though we didn’t do or say anything we were just walking back to the hotel.

- it’s somehow unsafe as there are groups of homeless people around. Some of them are just sitting by theirselves but some of them give really weird looks which make us feel uncomfortable staying in the place for too long.

- My friend’s mom lost her cellphone near the garden while it was in her bag!!
- I would recommend everyone specially tourists to take a good care of their bags.

The place need more security.

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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.

1  Thank Meowclaire
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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 Nora D
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