It’s what you’ve been waiting for: Ed Glinert and co. taking you or your group, club, works outfit, society … around this magnificent building.
• There are two ways of doing this tour. Classy, classic afternoon tea at 2.30pm and tour at 4pm; or tour only at 4pm.
• Please book with eventbrite by clicking the above links.
• Meet outside the hotel on Peter Street.
• Also ideal for private tours for groups of around 20 people. (Wilmslow U3A sent us 60; no problem. We divided them into three lots).
Now here’s why.
The Midland is Manchester’s most famous hotel, a baroque Edwardian edifice built on the site of the house from where the magistrates sent the troops into the Peterloo Massacre.
• It’s where Rolls met Royce.
• It’s where Churchill scoffed 16 oysters and a bottle of champagne – and that was before dinner.
• It’s where Hitler avoided bombing so that it could be the Nazis’ North-west home once they had invaded.
• It’s where George Harrison was refused admission to the posh restaurant because he wasn’t wearing a tie.
• It’s where the great and good – Derek Jacobi, Princess Anne, Martin O’Neill, Nigel Havers, Van Morrison, Ed Miliband(!), Dave – stay when they come to Manchester.
Hear the history, soak in the sleek style and lounge in its luxurious locations. Then, when the tour’s over, take tea and tiffin or a tipple in the Octagon bar. What a great way of spending two hours or so!