Deansgate is a main road (the A56) through the city centre of Manchester, England. The A56 is a road in England which extends between the city of Chester in Cheshire and the village of Broughton in North Yorkshire Manchester City Centre is the Central business district of both Manchester and Greater Manchester, in North West England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It runs roughly north-to-south through the western part of the city centre. At the northern end, Deansgate runs parallel with the River Irwell. The River Irwell is a River flowing through the Irwell Valley in the counties of Lancashire and Greater Manchester The road is named because it passes through one of Manchester's city gates (since demolished), located next to the Cathedral (Dean referring in this case to the clergy of the Cathedral). A dean, in a church context is a Cleric holding certain positions of authority within a religious hierarchy
It contains many shops such as a large House of Fraser department store (known as Kendals from the 1830s until 2005), along with many pubs and bars, including the Moon Under Water, one of the largest pubs in Britain. House of Fraser is a British Department store group with 63 stores (April 2008 across the United Kingdom and Ireland. A department store is a Retail establishment which specializes in selling a wide range of products without a single predominant merchandise line. Kendals, Kendal Milne & Co, Kendal Milne & Falkner or Watt's was the name of a Department store in Manchester, England. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Other bars and clubs include Label, RSVP and Club V (also known as Venus).
As it is one of the main roads that connects the northern and southern areas of Manchester, Deansgate has a great deal of traffic, and the many shops, pubs and bars ensure it is busy with pedestrians both during the day and late into the night.
The northern end of the road used to contain a retail area known as The Shambles. This was badly damaged in the IRA bombing in 1996. The 1996 Manchester bombing was a bomb attack undertaken by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA in Manchester, England. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The area was eventually redeveloped and is home to several new buildings, including No. 1 Deansgate and the Manchester Branch of Harvey Nichols. No 1 Deansgate is the name and location of a medium-rise Apartment building in central Manchester, England. Harvey Nichols ("Harvey Nicks" founded in 1813 is an Upmarket Department store chain Other recent additions to the Deansgate area include the Royal Bank of Scotland building, the Beetham Tower, and the redevelopment of the Great Northern Warehouse. The Royal Bank of Scotland plc ( Scottish Gaelic: Banca Rìoghail na h-Alba) is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group The Beetham Tower is a landmark 47-storey Skyscraper in Manchester, England. The Great Northern Warehouse is a grade 2* listed former railway goods warehouse (see Manchester Central for more details located at the junction of These stand in contrast with more historical buildings, such as John Rylands Library and the shopping mall Barton Arcade . The John Rylands University Library (JRUL is the University of Manchester 's library and information service A shopping mall or shopping centre is a building or set of buildings that contain Retail units with interconnecting Walkways enabling visitors Barton Arcade is a small Victorian Shopping arcade in the centre of Manchester, England, between Deansgate and St Ann Square The disused Manchester and Salford Junction canal runs directly underneath Deansgate and underneath the Great Northern Warehouse. The Manchester and Salford Junction Canal was a Canal in the city of Manchester.
It is also home to the head offices of the Manchester Evening News and The Guardian newspapers. The Manchester Evening News (also known as MEN Media) is an English daily Newspaper published each week day evening and on Saturdays The Guardian (until 1959 The Manchester Guardian) is a British Newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. At the northern end of Deansgate is Victoria Street, on which lies Manchester Cathedral, and at the southern end is Deansgate railway station. Manchester Cathedral is a Medieval church located on Victoria Street in central Manchester and is the seat of the Bishop of Manchester. Deansgate (or Manchester Deansgate is one of several commuter Railway stations in Manchester city centre England.