- On March 6, 2018
Mancunians really are a lucky bunch, aren’t they? After all, every day they get to walk past some of the most iconic buildings in the country. These – unlike London – aren’t flooding with tourists either. Instead, they often sit peacefully in all their glory. If you’re moving to the area and are planning to enjoy some amazing buildings once you’ve settled in, here are three that should certainly be on your hit list.
The Palace Theatre
Forget the West End! Manchester gets all the best musicals, ballets, operas and gigs at the Palace Theatre on Oxford Street. Since the building opened in 1891, it’s welcomed the likes of Judy Garland, Noel Coward and Laurel and Hardy. To this day you can still see shows there like Miss Saigon and Evita. Since the Palace Theatre is just a stone’s throw away from Oxford Road Station, many commuters have the pleasure of walking past it on a daily basis.
Salford Lads’ Club
You may ask: how did an obscure boys club become one of the most identifiable buildings in Greater Manchester? Well, that’s all down to hometown heroes The Smiths. The band posed in front of Salford Lads’ Club for their huge ‘The Queen Is Dead Album’ in 1986. The 1903 building was officially put on the map after the record went on sale and over 30 years later it’s still synonymous with the world’s perception of Greater Manchester.
Manchester received its tallest skyscraper when Beetham Tower was completed in Deansgate in 2006. Stretching 554 foot and boasting 47 floors, it’s become a symbol of the city’s ability to embrace what’s new and fresh while still holding on to the jewels of the past. The structure also features one of the best views in Manchester from their open-to-the-public cocktail bar Cloud 23.
You can get to savour all these sights if you’ve just moved to Manchester. In the meantime, don’t forget to make your own home one that’s comfortable and pleasant by taking advantage of self-storage units located nearby in the city centre and Middleton. For more information on how you can benefit from using a unit, check out FlexiSpace.