The Village is located in a central part of town with a very vibrant atmosphere centring on the renowned Canal Street and spreading into China Town.
Fantastic restaurants, traditional bakeries and grocers as well as oriental galleries add to the local colour and create the strong sense of a welcoming community.
Canal Street, which runs along the Rochdale Canal, is lined with bars and restaurants, and attracts huge numbers of tourists. The area is at its busiest during the annual Gay Pride Parade, a colourful and lively carnival which attracts thousands every year.
Manchester’s China town is the second largest China town in Europe, and is most recognisable for its oriental arch at its centre on Faulkner Street. There are numerous Chinese restaurants as well as Thai, Malaysian and Singaporean, along with supermarkets and shops.
Many of the earliest City Centre apartments can be found in this part of town making it the centre’s most established residential area. There are an abundance of spacious rooms, high ceilings and a real mix of residents, young and old. Buildings such as Regency House still retain their prestige and character amongst the many newer developments.
The free city centre bus service, Metroshuttle, has stops around the area and it is positioned within walking distance of Piccadilly Train Station and Metrolink.
Manchester Colleges Sheena Simon campus can be found on Whitworth Street and offers a full range of A Level courses. It is well known for its performing arts and music course and has two theatres.
Sackville Park is Located in the Village on Sackville Street and is home to the Alan Turing Memorial Statue. During the Manchester Pride celebrations Sackville Park plays host to an outdoor stage.