1. Cutting Room Square
Cutting Room Square is the beating heart of Ancoats. It does what Manchester is so good at, celebrating a proud industrial heritage while constantly looking to the future. Sit in the open air, take in the five giant copper monoliths that look out over the square, and gaze out over the foreground of the converted warehouses and St Peter’s Church. On the other side are some of the finest, award-winning places to dine – in Manchester or anywhere. Cutting Room Square’s seamless mix of culture, exquisite dining and rich sense of history makes it one of the coolest places in the city, let alone in Ancoats.