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The Chinatown Explorer

24/07/2016 12:00 pm
24/07/2016 1:30 pm
2016 Visitor Centre
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Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1RG

A colourful arch decorated with dragons and phoenixes; massive fish covered in ice, galleries, bookmakers, supermarkets emblazoned with pictograms.

This is one side of Manchester Chinatown.

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But there’s another, hidden history, of an area that in the 18th century was known as St James’s, in the 19th century became a rough cotton-producing enclave, and in the 20th century was nearly wiped out in the name of urban regeneration.

We lead you past the dim sum into a colourful world that symbolises the international outlook of the historical city.

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