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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

93 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 Gardens Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 22 reviews

55 Piccadilly Map

The Gardens Hotel Manchester is enviably located overlooking colourful Piccadilly Gardens, right in the heart of the city. The Arndale Shopping Centre, Manchester Town Hall and the Cathedral are... More

3 Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

4 stars
4.1 / 5 28 reviews

3-5 Portland Street Map

The Portland By Thistle Manchester Hotel is conveniently situated in the heart of the city, opposite Piccadilly Gardens and minutes from the Arndale Centre, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester... More

4 Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre

4 stars
3.3 / 5 9 reviews

Jurys Hotel Map

The Jurys Inn Manchester was purpose-built in 1999 and has a gold award for green tourism for its environmental policies. It is right next to the Manchester Convention Centre and Bridgewater Hall... More

5 Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

3 stars
4.1 / 5 37 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

6 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

7 Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 11 reviews

Portland Street Map

The newly transformed Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is one of the foremost hotels in central Manchester, overlooking Piccadilly Gardens and close to the 240 shops in the Arndale Centre. Trams... More

8 City Warehouse Aparthotel Manchester

4 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

6-14 Great Ancoats Street Map

Whether on leisure or business travel, City Warehouse Apartment Hotel Manchester invites guests for an enjoyable stay by offering quality accommodation in a well connected location. Area... More

9 Park Inn By Radisson Manchester City Centre

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

4 Cheetham Hill Road Map

Park Inn By Radisson Manchester Victoria Hotel offers quality services and facilities with contemporary infrastructure. Nearby attractions such as Manchester Jewish Museum, Richard Goodall Gallery... More

10 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