Petersfield lies to the south of Manchester city centre, bounded by Deansgate, Peter Street, Oxford Street, and Whitworth Street West.
The area is dominated by the Beetham Tower. It is home to the Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel and until 2018 was the tallest building in Manchester.
Another major building here is the Manchester Central Convention Complex, the main conference and exhibition space in the city. Housed inside the old Manchester Central train station it was previously known as GMEX (Greater Manchester Exhibition Centre).
The Bridgewater Hall opened in 1996 and is an international concert venue that hosts more than 250 performances every year. It is home to the Halle, BBC Philharmonic, and the Manchester Camerata. Barbirolli Square is the open space outside the venue, named in honour of John Barbirolli, a famous conductor of the Halle orchestra. A prominent feature here is the Ishinki Touchstone, a large abstract sculpture by Japanese artist Kan Yasuda.
Deansgate Locks is at the southern end of Petersfield. It is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in Manchester.
Hotels and places to stay in and around Petersfield include:
- The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel
Restaurants and Bars
Restauarants and bars in Petersfield include:
The list was last updated on Tuesday 17th of December 2019.
|Adam Reid at The French||The Midland, 16 Peter Street|
|Albert's Schloss||27 Peter Street|
|Almost Famous||Great Northern Warehouse|
|Don Giovanni||Peter House, Oxford Street|
|Evuna Deansgate||277 - 279 Deansgate|
|Gorilla||54-56 Whitworth Street West|
|James Martin||2 Watson Street|
|Polish||££||Modern Polish restaurant in the Great Northern Building. Menu changes frequently. Close to Manchester Central and the Bridgewater Hall.|
Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink Tram Stop lies at the southern end of Petersfield. There are direct tram services to destinations such as Manchester Airport, Piccadilly, Victoria, Bury, Altrincham, and Eccles.
St Peter’s Square Metrolink Tram Stop is just north of Petersfield.
Manchester Piccadilly is approximately ¾ mile away. A free bus service departs from outside the station entrance and stops in Petersfield.
The Q-Park First Street at First Street is also nearby.
A map of Petersfield is shown below. Click on any point of interest to find out more.