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Manchester has a thriving gay scene brought into the national awareness in recent years by Channel 4 television's superb drama "Queer as Folk". We wonder how many weekend's trips where planned to Manchester with people looking for the fictional club Babylon featured in the series.

Manchester's gay scene is concentrated around the so-called "Gay Village" which centres on Canal Street and surrounding roads. There are many gay friendly bars, clubs and restaurants in the area, many of which the breweries have invested heavily in. Although overall smaller than the London gay scene, Manchester's gay village is impressive because all the bars are so closely located.

UK Gay Guide - Directory o f UK Gay Bars, Clubs and Gay SaunasIn fact the quality of the bars themselves compare very favourably with anything London has to offer, with the only downside being that at weekends the area can become 'very mixed' which can take the edge off the friendly gay atmosphere. Fortunately a number of the bars now adopt a majority gay and lesbian policy ensuring the atmosphere remains sufficiently homo friendly. We've put together a directory of gay friendly bars and clubs in Manchester gay village on UK Gay Guide. The Cruz 101 club is still going strong you'll be pleased to know.

Regardless of the gay scene, Manchester itself has gone under a fairly major transformation over the last decade with many new shopping developments, exhibition venues and impressive property developments taken place including the new Media City development. Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a stunning, award winning building housing two vibrant theatres, a studio space, relaxing art galleries, cafés, bars, a restaurant, souvenir gift shop and Salford’s Tourist Information Centre.

 Manchester Pride 2014

Manchester Pride 2014
Manchester Pride is the city's annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festival that is held over the August bank holiday weekend. In the past Manchester Pride had been called many names including Gayfest and Mardi Gras. Manchester Pride has traditionally been a fundraiser for the LGBT and AIDS/HIV communities and is the only Pride event in the UK that has consistently done so. Along with London and Brighton, it is definitely in top 3 pride events in the UK.

Manchester Pride 2014 is scheduled to take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (22nd - 25th August 2014). The big weekend including, parade takes places over the August Bank Holiday weekend (Fri 22nd - Mon 25th August 2014). See website for full details. Tickets for events and the big weekend will go on sale in the spring.

See for further details about the 2014 event, the arts festival etc and to buy wristbands.

There was some controversy after the 2013 event, given the small amount given to charities compared to the overall amount of revenue generated minus running costs.

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111 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6JB

Tel: 0161 228 1492
 MalMaison Boutique Hotel, Manchester
MalMaison Boutique Hotel, ManchesterOpposite Manchester Piccadilly Station, this beautifully converted Victorian warehouse has boutique bedrooms and a sumptuous spa. In Manchester's vibrant centre, the hotel also features a brasserie and fitness centre.
The chic rooms have luxurious beds and intimate mood lighting. Rooms also feature a plasma-screen TV and high-speed internet access, and the modern bathrooms have power showers and exclusive toiletries.

Serving a modern British menu and French specialities, the Brasserie offers fine dining by candlelight. At the stylish Mal Bar, creative cocktails are mixed from fresh fruit, quality spirits and champagnes. The impressive Malmaison Manchester features the elegant Le Petit Spa, offering a range of indulgent treatments and therapies. There is also a fully equipped fitness suite with a relaxing sauna.

Situated on Piccadilly, Malmaison Manchester Hotel is 150 metres from Piccadilly Gardens. The Arndale Centre is a 10-minute walk away, and Old Trafford can be reached in 10 minutes by car.

Close to Manchester's gay village. Ideal for Gay Pride Weekend. "Gay friendly"

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111 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6JB

Tel: 0161 228 1492
New Union Hotel, Manchester
New Union Hotel, ManchesterDescription: In Manchester's vibrant gay village, The New Union offers clean, modern en suite rooms with an LCD TV and free Wi-Fi. There are drink deals, karaoke, cabaret shows and disco nights. The New Union has fun, friendly staff, and guests have 24-hour access to the hotel.

Rooms feature tea/coffee facilities, whilst hairdryers and irons are available on request.

The New Union hotel is close to Manchester's gay bars, shops and restaurants. Chorlton St Coach Station and both Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road Rail Stations are just a few minutes' walk away. "Gay friendly"

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38/42 Canal Street , Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 3WD

Le Ville Hotel, Manchester
Le Ville Hotel, ManchesterSituated in the heart of Manchester city centre, Le Ville Hotel is just 10 minutes’ walk from Manchester Piccadilly rail station and under a 20-minute drive from Manchester International Airport.

Free Wi-Fi is provided in each room at Le Ville, as well as an en suite bathroom, 32-inch flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

The football grounds of Manchester United and Manchester city are both a 10-minute drive from the hotel, and Arndale Shopping Centre is only 10 minutes away on foot. Manchester Art Gallery is under a 10-minute walk away and offers exhibitions, events, talks and tours.

The lively Deansgate and Printworks, Palace Theatre, O2 Apollo, Manchester Academy are situated within 1 mile from the hotel. Manchester Metropolitan University and The Manchester Museum are both within 15 minutes' walk from the property and the Manchester Central Conference Centre is 10 minute's walk away.

Situated on Canal Street in the heart of the gay village. Ideal for Gay Pride Weekend. "Gay friendly"

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38/42 Canal Street , Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 3WD

REM Hotel, Manchester
Situated on Canal Street, in Manchester's vibrant Gay Village, REM Hotel features both a traditional bar and a lively showbar with regular entertainment. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station.
The bed and breakfast rooms have modern decor, and each features a flat-screen TV with Freeview. All rooms also have tea/coffee facilities and free Wi-Fi, and guests can enjoy a hearty full English breakfast each morning.

The Rem Bar is one of the oldest gay pubs in Manchester, and hosts regular weekend entertainment including comedy drag queen shows, live singers and karaoke.There is also a traditional men's bar on the ground floor.

Just half a mile from Oxford Road Station, REM Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre. Parking is available nearby, and the Piccadilly Gardens are within a 5-minute walk.

Close to Manchester's gay village. Ideal for Gay Pride Weekend. "Very gay friendly"

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Manchester General Hotel Accommodation
ideal for a weekend visit or during Manchester Pride

Don't leave it too late. Given the huge demand for accommodation during Manchester Pride etc, hotel fill up quickly especially if you want to stay close
to the gay village. Try using to check availability of hotels in Manchester city centre and get some great online discounts.

Hotel Address
Atrium Hotel 74 Princess Street, Manchester City Centre, M1 6JD
Palace Hotel Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA
Britannia Hotel 35 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LA
Britannia Country House Hotel Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WG
Crowne Plaza 70 Shudehill, Manchester City Centre, M4 4AF
Jury's Inn 56 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester M1 5LE
Le Ville Hotel 38/42 Canal Street , Manchester City Centre, M1 3WD
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel Piccadilly Plaza, Portland Street, Manchester City Centre, M1 4PH
Novotel Manchester Centre 21 Dickinson Street, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 4LX
The Palace Hotel Oxford Street, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M60 7HA
Park Inn by Radisson Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M4 4EW (This modern, 4-star hotel is opposite the MEN Arena and Manchester Victoria Rail Station)
Premier Inn 72 Dale Street, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 2HR
The Light Aparthotel 20 Church Street, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M4 1PN
The Place Ducie Street, Piccadilly, Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M1 2TP
Thistle Manchester City Centre The Portland 3-5 Portland Street, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester City Centre, M1 6DP
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