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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

92 hotels near Free Trade Hall

1 The Mitre Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

1-3 Cathedral Gates Map

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

2 Crowne Plaza MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

70 Shudehill Map

Offering an inviting atmosphere of elegance and charm, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Manchester City Centre welcomes each guest and provides with essential amenities and thoughtful extras that turn an... More

3 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

4 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester - Piccadilly

3 stars
4.7 / 5 23 reviews

One Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn St. Map

The contemporary DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Manchester - Piccadilly is aimed at business guests, but is equally welcoming to tourists visiting the area. It offers above-average high-tech amenities... More

5 Novotel Manchester Centre

3 stars
4.6 / 5 9 reviews

21 Dickinson Street Map

Business and leisure travellers looking for luxurious accommodations close to the Conference Quarter and many attractions find suitable base at Novotel Manchester Centre Hotel. This city centre... More

6 The Lowry Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

50 Dearmans Place Map

Welcome to The Lowry Hotel Manchester, the ultimate world of relaxation and find the right balance between business and pleasure. GeneralThe Lowry Hotel provides meeting and banquet rooms for your... More

7 Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.2 / 5 19 reviews

London Road Map

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

8 Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

3 stars
4.1 / 5 39 reviews

Portland Street Map

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

9 The Place Aparthotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 16 reviews

Ducie Street, Piccadilly Map

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

10 Hilton Manchester Deansgate

4 stars
4.8 / 5 13 reviews

303 Deansgate Map

Occupying 23 floors of the ultra-modern glass Beetham Tower, the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel enjoys spectacular views across the city. Surrounded by fashionable shopping and restaurants on... More