Size of location
Site A: Wellington Statue - 20m x 10m
Site B: Queen Victoria Statue - 14m x 8m
Site C: Markets area - 21m x 16m
Piccadilly Gardens is on the pedestrian route from Piccadilly Station, which is the main railway station into the city and is the fourth busiest station in Britain outside London.
It is the largest open space in the city centre, its water fountains and grassy areas skirted by cafés, bars and restaurants make it an ideal place to meet friends or just relax on the grass. For many visitors and locals alike, it is the heart of the city.
There are three sites available:
Wellington Statue - the area from the statue to No 1 Piccadilly Complex.
Victoria Statue - at the top end of Market Street, close to the weekly Manchester Markets.
Market Area - at the top end of Market Street, next to Boots the Chemist and Superdrug.
Nearby attractions and retailers
Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station and Metrolink
Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station
Location for regular Manchester Markets
Nearest car parks
Major Street Car Park, M1 3ED
Height restriction: 6’11” (2.10m)
Dale Street Car Park, M1 2EQ
Height restrictions may apply.
Debenhams, Market Street and the Arndale.
See www.cityco.com for location and opening times.
Site A: Wellington statue - access from Portland Street
Site B: Queen Victoria statue - access from Portland Street or Great Ancoats Street, onto Oldham Street and then turning left onto Piccadilly. The Queen Victoria statue will be on your right. Vehicles can access the pavement via the dropped kerb near the traffic lights.
Site C: Markets area - access from Portland Street or via Great Ancoats Street, onto Oldham Street and then turning right onto hardstanding area. For loading/unloading only.
Repair work to the fountain will begin in Piccadilly Gardens in early September.
Vehicle access onto public spaces should be before 8am and leave after 6pm. Exceptions to this apply when consent has been given, or you have been instructed to move by us or the police.
Refer to conditions of use for information about accessing and leaving the site.
Piccadilly Garden's, Corporation Street, M1 1RG