Gay Manchester

Manchester has the most lively gay scene of the north of the UK. Most of the bars and clubs are located at the Gay Village, where Canal Street is the main drag. Last weekend of August, the city celebrates Manchester Gay Pride which attracts many UK residents and an increasing number of tourists.

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Canal Street

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. ThereĀ’'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

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260 km from Manchester

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