Gay Village, Manchester

3.0
Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Other
Centered around the Canal Street’s many cotton warehouses, Gay Village is home to one of the oldest and most established gay communities in Europe. Renowned for its tolerance, this district contains some of the city’s finest clubs, bars, restaurants, and pavement cafes, drawing heterosexual and gay tourists from around the world. Each week, over 20,000 visitors pass through the area, exploring the vibrant neighborhood’s liveliest nightspots. Enjoy a night on the town any day of the week, or time your visit for the area’s annual Manchester Pride festival in August, which includes charity fundraising and other special events.  Make Gay Village part of your personalized Manchester itinerary using our Manchester planning site.
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  • You should clean up a lot better the whole place stunk of urine and the staff were extremely rude especially the door staff. I would not recommend this place. I absolutely love the gay village but G.....  more »
  • I have nothing against gay people and in this city the community has a respectable and not over-promoted presence. In the course of a walkabout to pass a couple of hours I wandered through this area.....  more »

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