The Millennium Quarter

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by Conrad

Location: Corporation Street, Manchester

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Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station

Based in the historic core of the city, the Millennium Quarter has become known as one of Manchester’s finest areas and makes for a varied and activity filled day out.
Situated in northern Manchester, the area takes in Corporation Street to the east, Todd Street, Victoria Station Approach and Hunts Bank to the north. The River Irwell is to the west of the Quarter, and you'll find Cannon Street to the south.


If you’re looking for a little retail therapy, you certainly won’t leave the Millennium Quarter disappointed. It’s home to Exchange Square, which can be found in the heart of the shopping district. This major retail area boasts the Manchester Arndale (a favourite among high-street brand lovers), the bustling restaurants of the Edwardian Corn Exchange, and what was once the largest Marks & Spencer in the world – all of which rub shoulders with the luxury department stores of Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.
But as well as being able to buy the very latest in fashion, The Millennium Quarter also provides plenty by way of entertainment and relaxation. The Printworks, a former newspaper printers established in 1873, is now a thriving entertainment centre housing bars, eateries and an IMAX cinema.


The lush, green space of the nearby Cathedral Gardens, which run around the perimeter of Manchester Cathedral, are ideal for whiling away a warm afternoon. However, sporting fans shouldn’t miss the chance to pay a visit to the National Football Museum at the impressively designed Urbis building.
Whatever the reason for visiting Manchester, a trip to the city’s Millennium Quarter can cater for all the family, or simply serve the shopaholic in you with its extraordinary offering of wares.

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