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Midland Hotel

At last! Ed Glinert and co. taking you or your group, club, works outfit, society … around this magnificent building. We tried to get this tour for years, simply because we wanted to reveal the true history of Manchester’s most famous hotel.

This is a tour we have researched from scratch, so you will be surprised by the things we have uncovered.

Sun 24 Sep Pre-Tory conference spectacular
* Tea (but probably not with Theresa May) at 2.30pm, with tour at 4pm. Book here.
* Tour only at 4pm. Book here.

Sun 8 Oct
Post-Tory conference spectacular
* Tea (but probably not with Boris Johnson) at 2.30pm, with tour at 4pm. Please book here.
* Tour only at 4pm. Please book with eventbrite here.

Sun 19 Nov
* Tea at 2.30pm. Tour at 4pm. Please book with eventbrite here.
* Tour only at 4pm. Please book with eventbrite here.

Sun 3 December
* Tea at 2.30pm. Tour at 4pm. Booking will start soon.
* Tour only at 4pm. Booking will start soon.

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Read On
Now pay attention at the back. 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!

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