Manchester Gay Village

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Manchester Gay Village
Manchester Gay Village is the gay quarter of Manchester, centred on Canal Street which runs along the Rochdale Canal. When the cloth trade declined in the 20th century, the canal and the warehouses along it went into decline, and the area became a cruising ground for gay men.

Subsequently a number of establishments opened catering for gay people, and the area has at times been popular with straight as well as gay people, and for hen nights.

The village includes one open space, Sackville Gardens, which contains the Alan Turing Memorial and the Beacon of Hope.

Local establishments, 1995

Gay Europe (1995) lists the following gay establishments in Canal Street, Richmond Street, Bloom Street, Sackville Street and Princess Street:

Establishments, 2014

Clubs, bars and restaurants

Village Shops and Services

External links