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Address: Manchester, England
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This massive central square with its picturesque gardens is surrounded by...

This massive central square with its picturesque gardens is surrounded by large hotels, shops and restaurants, and presents a bustling and vibrant area of the city that is full of shoppers, business people, tourists and party-goers, day and night.

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When I came to Piccadilly Gardens about 10 years ago it was a really nice place to hang out. At the moment about 70% of it is boarded up. They are doing some work and it should... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
therichastill
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I came to Piccadilly Gardens about 10 years ago it was a really nice place to hang out. At the moment about 70% of it is boarded up. They are doing some work and it should be finished in 2017. I await the unveiling.

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Thank therichastill
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was hoping to see a lovely pleasant green area in the centre of the city after having seen the street markets, but it was all boarded up.

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Thank KevinRayment
Upperlands, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Currently Piccadilly Gardens is in a bad state, more like a concrete jungle due to work being carried out which makes it look really bad. It would have been nice too see the gardens in the state they were previously.

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Thank xxStephaniex
Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place where you can spend great time with local people in nice pubs and beautiful build. I recommend.

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Thank Luiza K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

So sorry to see Manchester's Piccadilly in such a bad state. I remember when the gardens were gardens, now they are just a concrete jungle that is used for unsavoury dealings. Demonstrations and police can usually been seen here on a Saturday as well. Homeless people sleep here, as a visitor I would not be happy to go into these... More 

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Thank Janice S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

this is a place that is full of drunks,homeless people and generally dodgy people. years ago is was a sunken garden in the city,but Manchester council decided to fill it in and build whats passes as Piccadilly gardens

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2 Thank simon07904
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

no way any one could tell else , this gardens are the heart of the city ( not the town hall ). it love people how they gather there, read, kids play, eating .. etc. i didnt like that they isolate queen statue with fence.

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Thank Tam K
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A typical English city center, has its place in my heart as i lived for a while in the region. Nice and well taken care of.

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Thank Salim O
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

What a shame that the work done a few years ago to improve the gardens has gone to waste. This should be an attractive public space but has become a scruffy transport interchange only. Ok for a bit of people watching but not much to recommend a visit.

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Thank TopHatB
Bishopton
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130 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was a great wee square to watch the old go by on when it's sunny. Really central to Manchester and near all the must see areas. Take some time out for people watching.

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Thank CallmeStevie

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