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Free Trade Hall

The location of the Free Trade Hall on Peter Street in the city centre of Manchester, England was originally the site of the famous Peterloo Massacre in 1819 when cavalry charged into a large crowd that demanded the return of parliamentary representation. Currently at Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, the only remnant of the Free Trade Hall, constructed in 1856, is the building’s outer façade. Originally constructed as a meeting place, the hall has a storied history, used as a setting for political events in the 1800s, and then as a concert venue from the 1950s through the 1980s.

  • Many artefacts that were part of the Free Trade Hall were saved, cleaned, and placed in prominent public areas of the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel lobby to commemorate the site’s rich history.
  • Eight stone statues that once stood on Manchester’s Windmill Street depicting music, dancing, singing, drama, public speaking, education, sports, and cinema are also displayed inside.
  • Visitors can see a portion of the Free Trade Hall’s famous autograph wall where performers touring Manchester such as Louis Armstrong, Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Rubinstein, and Sybil Thorndyke signed their names.

Reaching the Free Trade Hall and Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel is easy. Simply board a free Metroshuttle 1 bus outside of Piccadilly Rail Station. The ride takes approximately 10 minutes. Metroshuttle also connects the Free Trade Hall with other points of interest in the city centre. Taxis from the rail station are also available. British Rail connects Manchester with cities throughout the United Kingdom, as well as Manchester International Airport, with destinations throughout Europe and North America. The city is approximately four hours northwest of London by rail and less than an hour by air.

Hotels near Free Trade Hall

91 hotels near Free Trade Hall

1 Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.2 / 5 19 reviews

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The Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa is in the centre of Manchester city within easy reach of the G-Mex Exhibition Centre and the MEN Arena, making it ideal for business and leisure guests.... More

2 Arora Hotel Manchester

4 stars
4.6 / 5 30 reviews

18-24 Princess Street Map

The award-winning Arora International Hotel Manchester is situated in the heart of the city. It provides a contemporary interior within a Grade 2 listed building and prides itself on its four star... More

3 The Mitre Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

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Offering simply appointed spaces set in the heart of Manchester, The Mitre Hotel Manchester makes for an ideal starting point for holidaymakers exploring the lively Manchester city. Must-see... More

4 Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

3 stars
4.1 / 5 39 reviews

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The Britannia Hotel Manchester is in the heart of the city's financial district, ideal for business guests and within easy reach of many attractions. The historic 1858 building with its grand... More

Whether in Manchester for a quick stop or a long vacation, discerning travellers find an ideal base in the cosy accommodations and quality facilities of Blue Rainbow Aparthotel High Street... More

6 The Works ApartHotel Manchester

4 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews

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The Works Aparthotel Manchester Apartment is a contemporary property that provides cosy apartments within easy access to go-to destinations in this side of United Kingdom. Apart from learning... More

7 The Place Aparthotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 16 reviews

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The Place Apartment Hotel Manchester offers home-from-home comforts in spacious apartments which include a full kitchen, washer-dryer, sitting area and bedroom(s). It is located in a converted... More

8 Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Manchester

5 stars
4.6 / 5 11 reviews

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The five star Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel is in the heart of the city's attractions, close to the Manchester Convention Centre, Bridgewater Hall and the Museum of Science and Industry.... More

9 The Midland Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 19 reviews

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Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the Midland Hotel Manchester is a 100-year old hotel in a landmark Grade II listed building. Its opulent decor and four star amenities have attracted... More

10 Staycity Serviced Apartments - Laystall Street

4 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

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Staymanchester Laystall Apartments Manchester is a modern property offering spacious accommodation and warm hospitality to discerning travellers. It is just few minutes walk from the Piccadilly... More