Manchester City Council

Piccadilly Gardens

  1. 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

  2. Footfall

    Weekdays: 90,500
    Saturdays: 147,500
    Sundays 67,200

  3. Description

    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.

  4. Nearby attractions and retailers

    J.D. Wetherspoon
    Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station and Metrolink
    Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station
    Market Street
    Location for regular Manchester Markets

  5. 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.

  6. Nearest toilets

    Debenhams, Market Street and the Arndale.

    See for location and opening times.

  7. Vehicle access

    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.

  8. Loading times

    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.

  9. Address

    Piccadilly Garden's, Corporation Street, M1 1RG

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