Manchester/Spinningfields-Albert Square

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Spinningfields-Albert Square covers the area in central Manchester north of Castlefield, east of Quay St and Peter St and west of St Peter's Square (inclusive). It covers the locales of central Deansgate, Albert Square, as well as the newly developed business district of Spinningfields, and is focussed upon the heart of the city centre.
Deansgate is the spine of Manchester, a mile-long perfectly-straight road that joins the site of Roman Mancunium in Castlefield to the site of Medieval Manchester at the Cathedral, connecting all the districts of the city centre together. This article deals with the section of the road between Bridge Street and Quay Street. About half way along Deansgate is the beginnings of Manchester's new business district, Spinningfields, which offers new eating places, of which some are by the riverside. There used to be a pleasant grassed area by the law courts which is now occupied by a new building.
Albert Square is the municipal and administrative heart of Manchester, housing the city's beautiful neo-Gothic town hall.

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