* The Christmas markets are on, so before you have a mooch around the stalls, look up at the magnificent sight of the Town Hall, and come on our de-luxe super-sized tour (starting from the Midland Hotel at 11am.
Manchester’s municipal palace, in all its grand Gothic glory, comes alive with a tour devised by Ed Glinert, author of Penguin’s The Manchester Compendium.
This is the de-luxe tour – from the towering spires on the skyline to the mosaics on the foyer floor; from the flowing cotton tendrils in the state rooms to the ouroborus snake at the entrance; from the missing statue in the empty niche of the Great Hall to the tale of John Wycliffe’s bones defining the fifth Ford Madox Brown mural.
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