This tour: Wednesday 4 March
Meet: TfGM travelshop, Piccadilly Gardens, 1.30pm.
Booking: Please press to book here with eventbrite.
Ed Glinert, RIBA architectural awards judge, Manchester history expert, and regular cruise ships speaker leads this tour around Manchester’s greatest sights and sites.
- The Britannia Hotel – a palace to Cotton with an interior like a Mississippi paddle steamer.
- The Portico Library – sumptuous interior of a hidden gem.
- The Art Gallery – One of the world’s greatest collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
- Central Library – built to look like Rome’s Pantheon, in honour of London’s Pantheon, with a nod to St Peter’s Basilica.
- Midland Hotel – the city’s most famous hotel, lovingly created by the railway people, temporary home of US president Woodrow Wilson, Churchill, Albert Tatlock and Boris.
- The Hidden Gem – the city centre’s only Catholic church, setting for the greatest new British religious paintings of the 20th century.
- John Rylands Library – a Gothic gem housing the oldest piece of the New Testament in the world.