The “Gay capital of the north”. Canal Street was built alongside the Rochdale Canal. In the 1960s, the canals of Northern England declined in usage due to the collapse of the cotton industry. The Canal Street area then began to attract the gay community, who moved into the area from the 1960s. To begin with this was mainly a lesbian-orientated area, but as the years went by it gradually became the focus for gay men. As the confidence of gay people in the UK improved, more and larger bars opened along the canal side, turning Canal Street into the largest gay village in Europe.
Manchester Gay Events 2019
July 12th to 14th – Sparkle Weekend – National Transgender Festival – Web
REM Hotel – Gay Hotel
Situated on Canal Street, in Manchester’s Gay Village, REM Hotel has both a traditional bar and a lively gay showbar with regular entertainment. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station. Guest rooms have modern décor, and a flat-screen TV with Freeview. All rooms also have tea/coffee facilities and free Wi-Fi.
New Union Hotel – Gay Hotel
In the gay village, the New Union Hotel offers en-suite rooms above the New Union bar. The New Union offers guests 24-hour access to the hotel. Rooms feature free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities. Hairdryers and irons are available on request.
Manchester, Lancashire, England, Great Britain, Europe.
Last updated: December 1st. 2018