‘Manchester by Cab’
From Chetham’s Library and the Northern Quarter to Ancoats industrial area and Salford Quays, discover Manchester by cab…
“Welcome to Manchester,” says taxi driver and tour guide John Consterdine, as I hop into the back of his classic looking black cab outside Victoria Station, one crisp February morning. “We have a lot to see today. In fact, I will be taking you on a 2000 year journey from Roman times, through the medieval and industrial periods, then bang up to date with Media City and some music, football and stunning architecture thrown in for good measure.”
John gets his tour underway by pointing out a few places of interest in the vicinity of Victoria Station, including the National Football Museum (containing over 140,000 items of football memorabilia), the Arndale Centre on Market Street (the second busiest shopping street in the country after London’s Oxford Street), the Printworks (once the largest print works in Europe and now repurposed as a popular entertainment complex) and one of the planet’s most sustainable large buildings at One Angel Square.
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Photography by Paul Marshall
Text by Andrew Marshall