Manchester’s universities, business districts, iconic cultural & entertainment scene right on your doorstep…

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Located just inside the Mancunian Way between Deansgate & Oxford Road stations, Square Gardens puts you right in the heart of Manchester - a location providing more than just fantastic views of the city skyline.

Benefit from all the convenience of a walkable city right on your doorstep, providing easy connections to local and national transport networks.

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Located in the city centre, living at Square Gardens means there’s no shortage of opportunities to ensure the daytimes thrive and the night-times come alive.

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Square Gardens is part of First Street, one of Manchester’s fastest growing and exciting communities, bringing living, working, leisure and culture together.

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It’s host to international arts and culture hub HOME for ground-breaking film, theatre and exhibitions; Junkyard Golf and an array of bars and restaurants, including Wood, Bunny Jackson’s, Indian Tiffin Room, Gasworks and many more…

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An eclectic blend of local bakeries and cafés, street markets and galleries, pubs, clubs and events are all there to be discovered, as well as exploring the surrounding neighbourhoods of Deansgate, Castlefield, Spinningfields, the Northern Quarter and St John’s.

Describe city center living perfectly positioned - you're always connected at Square Gardens.

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Manchester’s vibrant line up of shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, theatres, festivals and flavours will never leave you stuck for choice.

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What’s on…

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PARKLIFE MUSIC FESTIVAL

8 - 9 June, 2024, Heaton Park

Manchester’s biggest annual
two-day music festival returns.

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SOUNDS OF THE CITY

4 - 13 July 2024, Castlefield Bowl, Rice Street

A staple of the Manchester music scene, a series of headline concerts featuring The National, The Saw Doctors, Tom Grennan, Jungle & Hacienda Classical.

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MANCHESTER PRIDE FESTIVAL

26 August, 2024, City wide

Celebrating LGTBQ & equality & challenging
discrimination, celebrating culture &
expression as loudly & publicly as possible.

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM

14 Jan - 31 Dec 2024, Urbis Building

Whether a football fanatic, planning a
family day out or visiting this great city, 
this museum is the place to learn more
about everybody’s favourite game.

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THE SPIRIT OF MANCHESTER DISTILLERY TOUR

1 Jan - 31 Dec, 10-15 Watson Street

Every drop of Manchester Gin is distilled here - explore the distillery, taste award-winning gins & even become a distiller for the day in this Gin-Making Experience.

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CORONATION STREET EXPERIENCE

1 Jan - 31 Dec, ITV Studios, Trafford Park

Step onto the iconic street!

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ALCOTRAZ CELL BLOCK THREE-FOUR

1 Jan - 31 Dec, 1a Watson Street

One of the most unique cocktail bars in Manchester.
Inmates are taken into an exciting world of mischief
as they’re instructed by a notorious bootlegging
gang on the inside to smuggle-in liquor used to
make delicious, bespoke cocktails.

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AFFLECKS

1 Jan - 31 Dec, 52 Church Street

Established in 1982, Afflecks has become an icon in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Regularly voted a ‘must see’ for visitors to the city, this vibrant & eclectic market is packed full of independent traders.

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STEPHEN HAWKING AT WORK

25 May 2023 – September 2025, 
Science & Industry Museum

Insight into the working life & personality of
the world-renowned theoretical physicist.

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MANCHESTER FLOWER FESTIVAL

24 – 27 May Bank Holiday

This annual flagship event transforms the city centre with themed decorations & green installations alongside live music, entertainment, alfresco food & drink, talks, demonstrations & workshops.

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THE HUNDRED

25 July- 15 August, Emirates Old Trafford

]Combining a short, fast format of
cricket, with each game lasting less
than three hours - & incredible
entertainment beyond the sport.

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NEW MUSIC VENUE: CO-OP LIVE

Opening April 2024, Next to
Manchester City Football Club

This new 23,500 capacity live music venue will open at a site backed by Harry Styles & Bruce Springsteen, the first opening acts include Olivia Rodrigo, Eric Clapton & a residency from Manchester’s own Take That.

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SWEET DREAMS

11 July - 1 September 2024,
Aviva Studios, Water Street

A new immersive storytelling experience from
award-winning art collective Marshmallow
Laser Feast – a visual feast for the senses,
exploring our place in the food chain.

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MATT & PHRED’S – LIVE JAZZ CLUB

1 Jan - 31 Dec, 64 Tib Street

Open Monday-Saturday & some
Sundays, with Live Music every night.

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40 YEARS OF THE FUTURE

20 - 30 March 2025, Castlefield Gallery

Castlefield Gallery’s first programme
release, 40 years to the day from
when the gallery first opened its
doors to the public in 1984!

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UNPICKING COUTURE EXHIBITION

21 July 2023 - 12 January 2025,
Manchester Art Gallery

Focusing on investigating the links between
fashion & emotions & repair & restoration.

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ROOM TO BREATHE

2 April 2022 - 6 April 2025,
Manchester Art Gallery

A dedicated space to help you experience art
in a more mindful way – encouraging deeper
engagement with art and reduce stress.

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GRUB

1 Jan - 31 Dec,
50 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill

Manchester’s biggest & friendliest street food venue and events space! Events including disco bingo, fizzy quizzy, painting / craft workshops & much more.

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NORTHERN QUARTER MAKERS MARKET

1 Jan - 31 Dec, Oak Street

On the second Sunday of every month, an abundance of the North West’s finest makers, bakers & creators.

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