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One of the rooms at Leven Hotel in Manchester city centre

Leven Hotel Manchester

Gay Village Hotel

Canteena Bar & Grill

Sale Restaurant - Modern British

Based in the unit of Stanley Square that was once home to Sale Food Hall, Canteena Bar & Grill is...

Manchester Art Gallery in Manchester city centre

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester City Centre Art Galleries

Mosey down Mosley Street between Piccadilly Gardens and St Peter’s Square, and you can’t miss the Greek columns that flank...

Alan Turing statue in Sackville Gardens, Gay Village, Manchester

Sackville Gardens

Gay Village Parks & Gardens

This small public park sits between Whitworth Street and Canal Street and is notable for its memorial to Alan Turing....

Haircut at Pretty Vacant Collective, a gender free hairdressing salon in Liverpool

Pretty Vacant Collective

Liverpool Salons

Pretty Vacant Collective is a fluorescent punk vision of gender free, LGBTQ+ hairdressing for all.

Outside G-A-Y

G-A-Y

Gay Village Bars

Love it or hate it, G-A-Y is a big presence on Canal Street. At busy times there'll be queues to...

Band on the Wall - an iconic gig venue in Manchester

Band on the Wall

Northern Quarter Music Venues

So called because the performers used to play on a stage situated halfway up the wall, Band on the Wall...

Bright pink hair by Riot Hearts salon in Manchester city centre

Riot Hearts

Manchester City Centre Salons

Riot Hearts isn't your typical 'run of the mill' salon;  it's an alternative, LGBTQIA+ inclusive hair studio located in the...

Photo of Afflecks wedding taken by Phil Tragen.

Afflecks

Northern Quarter Markets

Afflecks, previously known as Afflecks Palace, is a hip indoor market spread over four floors. Established in 1982, it's a...

A Clockwork Orange-themed drink from Blockbusters NQ, Manchester

Blockbusters NQ

Northern Quarter Bars

If you're over the age of 25, chances are you probably remember visiting a video rental store as a kid....

Love From - an alcohol-free bar in Manchester city centre.

Love From

Gay Village Bars

Karl Considine, host and founder of 'What Next' podcast, opened alcohol-free bar Love From as a two-week pop-up in October...

The Refuge

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

Winning small plate fusion in an iconic and glamorous setting. Housed in Manchester's iconic The Refuge Assurance Company dating back...

Food at the Molly House in the Gay Village, Manchester.

The Molly House

Gay Village Bars

With its pretty Tiffany lights and Victoriana decor, The Molly House pub is one of The Gay Village's best-looking venues....

The Warehouse Project - one of the best places to spend New Year's Eve in Manchester.

The Warehouse Project

Piccadilly Music Venues

If you’re into EDM or club culture you’ll know The Warehouse Project as one of Manchester’s biggest nights out. It...

A sunny spot outside Iconic Bar in the Village, Manchester

Iconic

Gay Village Bars

Iconic Bar is a hidden gem of the Gay Village. It's a dinky little place, tucked away from the hustle...

Afternoon tea at Richmond Tea Rooms, Manchester

Richmond Tea Rooms

Gay Village Restaurant - British

If this isn't an excuse to pop on your best frock (or bib'n'tucker), we don't know what is. An award-winning...

The entrance to the New Union Hotel

New Union Hotel

Gay Village Hotel

New Union Hotel is a show bar and place to stay on the city's vibrant Canal Street. It's also got...

Sunday lunch at Diecast. Manchester City Centre.

Diecast

Piccadilly Music Venues

Diecast is a party venue and 'creative neighbourhood' five-minutes' walk from Manchester Piccadilly station.

Canal Street during Manchester Pride 2023.

Manchester Pride

Gay Village Festivals

Held annually over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Manchester Pride is a joyful, loud and proud celebration of queer identity...

The People's History Museum in Manchester.

People’s History Museum

Spinningfields Museums

The People’s History Museum tells the story of the development of democracy in Britain. It's the only museum in the UK...

The Rembrandt

Gay Village Bars

One of the originals of The Village, The Rembrandt, or Rem Bar, has been welcoming in Manchester's gay community since...

The Goose, a pub in the Gay Village, Manchester.

The Goose

Gay Village Bars

Hidden away behind the main Canal Street drag on Bloom Street, The Goose is like a local village pub with...

Inside Vanilla, a lesbian bar and club in the Gay Village, Manchester.

Vanilla

Gay Village Bars

If you're looking for a lesbian bar and club in Manchester, chances are you'll find yourself at Vanilla. It's been...

Ducie Street Warehouse

Ducie Street Warehouse

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Ducie Street Warehouse is all sorts of things, but one of those things is a restaurant. It’s an all-day affair...

Books at Queer Lit, a LGBTQ+ bookshop in Ancoats, Manchester

Queer Lit

Ancoats Bookshops

Rather than being consigned to one small shelf, Queer Lit celebrates literature that reflects the queer experience throughout the shop....

The sign outside Palace Barbers Unisex Hairdressing in Afflecks - a hair salon in Manchester city centre

Palace Barbers at Afflecks

Northern Quarter Barbers

Palace Barbers, or to give it its full title, Palace Barbers Unisex Hairdressing at Afflecks, is much-loved by Mancunians for...

Members of the Contact Young Company performing at Contact Theatre in Manchester

Contact Theatre

Oxford Road Theatres

We were shocked when Contact Theatre, or just Contact, as it prefers to be known, announced it was celebrating its...

An events space at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester

Victoria Warehouse

Stretford Music Venues

Victoria Warehouse has been a fixture on Manchester's industrial skyline for almost a century. Once used to store cotton, it's...

Inside one of the rooms at Velvet Hotel, Manchester

Velvet Hotel

Gay Village Hotel

Velvet Hotel sits right in the heart of Manchester's Gay Village and incorporates elements of the former Victorian warehouse that...

Cocktails at Red Light, Manchester

Red Light

Gay Village Bars

Tucked away on Little David Street, surrounded by the trendy setting of new city living neighbourhood KAMPUS, is Red Light;...

The team from Hex Hairdressing - an inclusive hairdressers in Manchester city centre.

Hex Hairdressing

Manchester City Centre Salons

If you’re looking for a hairdressers that will take your rainbow-coloured, spiky mullet dreams and turn them into reality without...

Tomas, one of the trainers at BLOK Manchester

BLOK Manchester

Manchester City Centre Gyms

BLOK is popular thanks to the variety of classes on offer at its Manchester studios (you can do strength, various...

Inside Junior Jackson's bar, Manchester, Northern Quarter.

Junior Jackson’s

Northern Quarter Bars

Nestled away underneath the Northern Quarter's infamous Oldham Street, this is a tiny bar with a huge personality.

Nails by Jark at SHALLOWS studio in Manchester

SHALLOWS

Gay Village Salons

Shallows is a brand new beauty and tattoo studio on the corner of Princess Street, aiming to tear down the...

Girl with braids in doorway of RCNQ - a hair salon in the Northern Quarter, Manchester

RCNQ

Northern Quarter Salons

This well-established hair salon in the Northern Quarter recently upped sticks to premises that are a little more off-the-beaten-track than...

The team at F45 Training Manchester NQ, a class-based gym in Manchester city centre

F45 Training Manchester NQ

Piccadilly Gyms

The F45 franchise has gyms all over the world but we doubt there are any quite like F45 Training Manchester...

Inside Via - a bar and club on Canal Street, Manchester

Via Manchester

Gay Village Bars

Formerly Via Fossa, generally know as just ‘Via’, this is probably the most long-standing go-to bar on the main strip...

A drag queen dressed in pink at Bar Pop

Bar Pop

Gay Village Bars

Open until 3am throughout the week (an hour later on Fridays and Saturdays), Bar Pop is the place to add...

Purezza in Manchester city centre is a vegan pizza restaurant.

Purezza

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Vegan

Sitting in the old Dough Kitchen spot in the Northern Quarter, Purezza is yet another pizza restaurant for Manchester -...

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