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.
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!