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Gay Village

Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
+44 161 236 5529
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An unsual place to visit.

I went with my father (89) and my Son (21); and we all liked the place. Very good coffee shops to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lisbon, Portugal
A lovely walk with some close friends

i have been to many villages in my life where i feel i am the only person in the village who shares... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Centered around the Canal street area in Manchester is a thriving gay scene, which offers a plethora of bars, clubs, restaurants and other nighttime venues for gays and straights alike.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
+44 161 236 5529
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Reviewed yesterday

I went with my father (89) and my Son (21); and we all liked the place. Very good coffee shops to rest and lay enjoying the water sound of the canal. Nice gay men all around, not a complaint, very mdern and nice art/ graffitis...More

Thank cristinapenhacou2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

i have been to many villages in my life where i feel i am the only person in the village who shares my views of cobbled streets and frolicking with male friends. However this village is more like a city of us like minded people...More

Thank Josh0793
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The gay village welcomes everyone doesn't matter if your gay, straight or trans.... no one cares. Obviously their are alot of gay cupples and gay singles but their are alot of straight people and straight cupples who come here aswell. Large transsexual community and has...More

Thank lovethepeaks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gay Village around Canal Street is a must-see in Manchester. You do not have to be gay to enjoy the bars, restaurants and - not least - the colorful people visiting the place. It is fun and entertaining to sit outside one of the many...More

Thank mikael.bjerrum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finished a few nights out here cos it stays open late. A lot of places will do happy hours or just fairly cheap drinks, some of the bars are more 'gay' than others and have shows and stuff but it's easy to pick and choose...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clubs, restaurantes, lots of music around. the people were friendly. Very Busy place but fun to hangout.

Thank DanilaAly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Safe place to just walk around, clubs bars and restaurants if you want them. Been several times, never seen any trouble here. Everyone seems very friendly.

Thank mike S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices aMe and my partner (we are a straight couple) visited Canal street on a unplanned day out on Saturday the 8th of July The afternoon was brilliant we had loads of fun in a very...More

Thank WarringtonEngland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great area! Right along the river so there's a fantastic place to stop and eat and have a pint or two. Everyone's so friendly and welcoming. Gay or straight, as long as you're having fun, who cares! Go out and make some new...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Area of historical importance in the city. A very inclusive part of the city - for straights too - for both a quiet meal or a raunchy night out.

Thank EmmJehy
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Jo G
20 June 2017|
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Response from Shaunx10 | Reviewed this property |
The General area is very Safe. and 'Gay Village' very safe. Although the surrounding areas can be a bit uncomfortable if you're not used to may 'drunks'. So to avoid - get Uber app asap and it will cost you a few £££s from... More
13 June 2017|
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Response from Dawn E | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't think you'll have a problem with any of the bars in canal Street. There were many cross dressers, welcome in all of the bars from what I seen. Have a great time.
12 June 2017|
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Response from nickfranklin100 | Reviewed this property |
It's a good question. Cross dressers tend to frequent napoleons. I've never been in on x20 years on the scene. Sparkle weekend is coming up. Plenty of groups to meet and join - just google