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The Edwardian Radisson Collection Hotel, Manchester
The Free Trade Hall, home to the five-star The Edwardian Manchester, first opened its doors in 1853 and is one of the city's most historic buildings. The suffragettes protested here and musicians such as the Sex Pistols performed within its walls. Nowadays, the hotel's combination of a lovely spa and decent-sized gym, plus an interesting restaurant serving small plates of Japanese and Mexican food, means you'll want to spend time here. Business travellers will enjoy the ease of having Manchester Central Convention Centre behind the hotel, while leisure guests are over the road from the Albert Hall concert venue and several bars and restaurants. Bedrooms are in a new purpose-built building attached to the hall with some rooms overlooking the central atrium.
Manchester Art Gallery, the Science and Industry Museum, and theatres including the Royal Exchange and the Opera House are all less than a 10-minute walk away.
The Edwardian is right in the city centre, within walking distance of Manchester's main train stations and surrounded by shops, bars and cafés.
By car: around 2 hours from Nottingham and 4 hours and 30 mins from London. There is public parking nearby, charges apply.
By train: From Nottingham, the train to Manchester Oxford Road takes aound 2 hours. From London Euston, the train to Manchester Piccadilly takes around 2 hours. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Manchester Oxford Road and a 20-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Couples on a city break will love all of the leisure facilities and dining options, while business guests will enjoy some luxury away from home. We love that coats of arms of city bodies and local authorities from the building's original auditorium are still displayed in the reception area.
Service & Facilities
Something feels quite special about lounging in a relaxation room in the vaults of a historic building.
- Swimming pool
- Spa and wellness centre
- Free Wi-Fi
- Room service
City View rooms are great spots to look out over Manchester's landmarks, such as the Town Hall and Central Library. If views aren't a priority, spacious Al-Fresco suites are an interesting option as they have internal patio areas with potted plants and seats.
Collection Superior, Collection Premium, Collection Premium - City View rooms, Alfesco, One Bedroom Penthouse, Two Bedroom Penthouse suites
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with rainfall shower and REN toiletries, Vispring mattress, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities
Food & Drink
Peter Street Kitchen is a theatrical setting to have a meal, with lively staff, DJs on Fridays and Saturdays, and a firepit. After rich Japanese dishes and zingy Mexican plates in Peter Street Kitchen, a passionfruit brulee with coconut sorbet is the perfect palate cleanser.
Peter Street Kitchen: contemporary Japanese and Mexican cuisine. Open at weekends 7.30-10.30am for breakfast, Saturdays 1.30-4.30pm for brunch, Wed-Sat 5-11pm for dinner. Mains from £10.
The Library curated by Assouline: buzzing, convivial, Parisian inspired. Cocktails and small plates. Open daily 12-10pm.