Petersfield

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.

Deansgate Locks and Beetham Tower, Manchester
Deansgate Locks and Beetham Tower

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).

Manchester Central Convention Complex
Manchester Central Convention Complex

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.

Bridgewater Hall
Bridgewater Hall

The Great Northern is an entertainment and leisure venue housed in a former goods warehouse. It is home to the Odeon multiplex cinema, Manchester 235 casino, and shops and restaurants.

Great Northern, Manchester
Great Northern

Deansgate Locks is at the southern end of Petersfield. It is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in Manchester.

Deansgate Locks, Manchester
Deansgate Locks

First Street is to the south, and Castlefield to the west.

Hotels

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.

NameAddressCuisinePriceDetails
Adam Reid at The FrenchThe Midland, 16 Peter Street
Manchester
British£££[Facebook]
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Albert's Schloss27 Peter Street
Manchester
European££[Facebook]
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Almost FamousGreat Northern Warehouse
Manchester
American££[Facebook]
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Don GiovanniPeter House, Oxford Street
Manchester
Italian££[Facebook]
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Evuna Deansgate277 - 279 Deansgate
Manchester
Spanish££[Facebook]
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Gorilla54-56 Whitworth Street West
Manchester
American, International££[Facebook]
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James Martin2 Watson Street
Manchester
British£££[Facebook]
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Platzki255 Deansgate
Manchester
Polish££Modern Polish restaurant in the Great Northern Building. Menu changes frequently. Close to Manchester Central and the Bridgewater Hall.
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Getting There

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.

Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink Tram Stop and Beetham Tower, Whitworth Street West, Manchester
Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink Tram Stop and Beetham Tower

St Peter’s Square Metrolink Tram Stop is just north of Petersfield.

The closest train stations are Oxford Road and Deansgate.

Deansgate Train Station, Manchester
Deansgate Train Station

Manchester Piccadilly is approximately ¾ mile away. A free bus service departs from outside the station entrance and stops in Petersfield.

Car parks in the area include the NCP car parks at Manchester Central Convention Complex (postcode M2 3GX) and the Great Northern (postcode M3 4EE).

The Q-Park First Street at First Street is also nearby.

Map

A map of Petersfield is shown below. Click on any point of interest to find out more.

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