Deansgate is home to its fair share of landmarks, from the Beetham Tower (169-metres tall, it hums in high winds) to the gothic masterpiece that is the John Rylands Library, whose collection includes preserved papyrus fragments, the letters of local author Elizabeth Gaskell and an original Gutenberg Bible. A stone’s throw away you’ll find HOME — one of Manchester’s most dynamic cultural destinations, surrounded by a plethora of bars and restaurants well worth checking out.
At the other end of the cultural spectrum, and beneath the Deansgate Metrolink station, is Deansgate Locks, inevitably popular with throngs of weekend revellers. Alternatively, there’s the less raucous atmosphere of places like Atlas Bar, nestled under the iron railway bridge, alongside quirkier joints like NQ64, which is packed with free-to-play retro consoles.
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