Create your own History

Designed by Thomas Worthington, the Memorial Hall was inspired by the Palazzo Santa Sofia, otherwise known as the Ca’ D’oro, on Venice’s Grand Canal. As such it is one of the finest examples of Venetian Gothic Revival architecture anywhere in the country. Commissioned by the nonconformist Unitarian church, the Memorial Hall became a home for people who thought differently. It still is.

In the Heart of the City

Although the Memorial Hall pre-dates both Alfred Waterhouse’s magnificent Town Hall and even Albert Square itself, we are situated in an unbeatably central and architecturally beautiful location in the heart of Manchester facing the Prince Albert Monument. The statue and the square itself serve as a timeless memorial to the ultimate and undying love story of Queen Victoria and her enigmatic and enchanting Saxon Prince.

Town Hall From Roof

A cut above your ordinary neighbourhood.
The view from our roof: glorious listed architecture includes Alfred Waterhouse’s iconic Town Hall and Thomas Worthington’s Albert Memorial along with the Town Hall Extension and Manchester’s Central Library.


The Albert Square Chop House is licenced for ceremonies, and we can offer bespoke options for you to say ‘I do’ in one of our many rooms.


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