Accommodation Central Conference and Exhibition Centre
address : Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX, United Kingdom
Looking for a reasonably priced hotel, bed and breakfast or apartment for rent ?
If you’re always wanted to discover Manchester’s unmatched beauty on your own and take the time you need to contemplate its unique architectural jewels, you may want to start by visiting the Manchester Central Convention Complex.
This gem represents one of England’s most important and attractive conference and exhibition centres, and it is surrounded by countless accessible and alluring accommodation options that may be to your liking. Hotels nearby are close to Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations and easily accessible from the airport by car or shuttle.
Why book a room near Manchester Central Convention Complex ?
This conference centre gave a new meaning to the Manchester Central railway station, projected by Sir John Fowler. The structure inaugurated in 1880 displayed a distinctive element: a giant arched roof with a total span measuring no less than 70 yards. After serving as a railway terminus for almost 90 years, it was abandoned.
However, shortly after its decline, the structure was renovated and turned into an aesthetically pleasing exhibition center. From the mid-80s until 1995, this new trendy location represented Manchester’s main music concert and entertainment venue, until the grand Manchester (formerly Phones 4U) Arena was inaugurated. In 2008, this centre was remodelled to be able to host conferences. Up until now, it has managed to preserve its iconic status and is still considered the second largest concert venue located in Manchester.
The G-Mex Centre is famous for the fact that it has organized numerous concerts sustained by the hottest rock bands and solo artists of the moment, including Metallica, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand and Marilyn Manson. The centre is currently being serviced by tram services ensured by Metrolink.
Cheap Accommodation – Where Should I Stay ?
Looking for the most convenient apartments, cheap hotels or guest houses (b&b’s) located near the Manchester Central Convention Complex? If so, you should know that you have a plenitude of budget-friendly options at hand. There are quite a few cheap hotels that may meet all your selection criteria in the M2 3GX area.
Those who are willing to spend anywhere from 25 pounds to 120 pounds on a 2-, 3- or 4-star hotel can book a room at Malmaison Manchester, Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre, The Mitre Hotel (rates start from only 25 pounds per night), Gardens Hotel or The Midland hotels.
In case you want to stay as close to the exhibition centre as possible and you can spend a few extra pounds on first-class accommodation alternatives, you can always get a room at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester, a truly historical facility with an impeccable reputation. The Midland, Novotel Manchester Centre, Arora Hotel Manchester and Hilton Manchester Deansgate are four delightful 4-star hotels located in the vicinity of the Manchester Central Convention Complex that you may find appropriate for your stay in England.
Roomzzz Manchester lets you relax in a 48-bed award-winning hotel located only three minutes away from the conference centre. Famous for its Victorian style, high ceilings, impeccable service and long windows, this nurturing environment will make you feel comfortable as soon as you set foot inside. The Light ApartHotel Manchester, Mercure Manchester Piccadilly, The Merchants and Britannia Sachas represent relatively inexpensive bed and breakfast facilities that will make your trip to Manchester truly memorable without forcing you to cope with unnecessary expenses.
Some Facts and Location
Name : Manchester Central (formerly known as Greater Manchester Exhibition Centre, G-Mex, Manchester International Convention Centre MICC)
Location : on the site of the former the Central Railway Station in the heart of the city.
It’s a combination of exhibition and conference facilities and built in and around the former Central railway station in the heart of the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station. The conference venue is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service from Manchester International Airport MAN.
Facilities include the purpose-built 804-seat Exchange Auditorium, the 1800m2 exhibition, conference or 1200-capacity dining space Exchange Hall, the 10,000m2 column-free and divisible Central Hall and a range of smaller state-of-the-art conference and meeting rooms.
Address : Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX, England, United Kingdom UK
Region : North West England
County : Greater Manchester
Tel : +44 161 834 2700
Nearest Hotels : in Manchester city centre, north of Deansgate and Oxford Rd train stations. One of the nearest hotels is 3 star Jurys Inn Manchester, situated next to the venue. Several apartments to rent for 1 night or a weekend are available as well within easy reach of the complex.
Nearby Attractions and Sights in M2 3GX area
Opera House (3 Quay Street, M3 3HP, England): lovely old theatre.
Palace Theatre (Oxford Street, M1 6FT): fantastic and beautiful venue.
Cornerhouse Gallery (70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, England): art gallery with a 3-screen art house cinema showing interesting films.
Manchester Art Gallery (Mosley Street, M2 3JL, England): great art gallery with a good selection of British art from the traditional to the modern.
Manchester Town Hall (Lloyd St, M60 2LA, England): magnificent building was designed in Victorian Gothic style by Alfred Waterhouse and opened in 1877. Used in many television series such as House of Cards.