Manchester was put on the map by the Queer As Folk series about 4 gay boys wondering around Canal Street. The Gay Strip offers some of the biggest gay bars and clubs in the UK. Best time to go is during Gay Pride (the last weekend of August).
Manchester gay pride
Best time to go is during Manchester Gay Pride, mostly held at the last weekend of August (Friday till Monday). The whole block of the Gay Village where all the gay bars and clubs are is sealed off for 4 days.
Gay Pride in Manchester is 4 days of partying from early afternoon till very late at night. There's a lot to do for everyone: for people liking the bars, for clubbers, for lesbians, bears, leather guys etc. Everything comes together in the Gay Village. It's definitely worth the visit.
Manchester Gay Pride
Where to stay in Manchester
Very easy: as close to the gay village (Canal Street) as possible!
Hotels and map