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  • Writer's pictureMonika Szmidt

Best photo locations in Manchester and around Manchester

A spectacular range of architectural styles makes Manchester a great location for photo shoots. Modern, Contemporary, Georgian, Roman and Gothic, Manchester has it all. Manchester is one of the most vibrant cities in England, throbbing with creativity, full of interesting architecture and home to possibly the most famous football club in the world. There truly is something for everyone in this industrial city – and we promise that it doesn’t always rain! There are many reasons to visit Manchester but as a photographer, I always look for the best spots to take photos. I photographed many weddings, couples and families in the Manchester area so I decided to write a series about my favourite locations for a photo shoot in Manchester and around Manchester.

Today 3 location in the city centre of Manchester, 2 under roof perfect for rainy days and one outside. 1.The John Rylands Library

One of the most spectacular places in Manchester. The John Rylands Library is a late-Victorian neo-Gothic building that today is part of the University of Manchester Library. While plenty comes here to research and study their historic collection, it's worth a visit and takes some pictures for the amazing architecture of the library.

Photo shoot in Rylands Library in Manchester
Engagement photos in Rylands Library in Manchester

Modern photography in Manchester
The John Rylands Library in Manchester
Photo session in Rylands Library in Manchester

Town Hall, Manchester M60 2LA

To walk its interior or just sit in Albert Square and view it or walk around its exterior, the experience is breathtaking. Manchester's impressive gothic town hall and political home, on Albert Square, was designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse and opened in 1877. The building's Great Hall features murals by pre-Raphaelite master Ford Madox Brown and the town hall interior has regularly been used by film-makers as a replica for the inside of the Houses of Parliament. Manchester Town Hall is as well a very popular place for weddings.

Manchester Town Hall at night

3. Manchester University village

Situated in the city centre, a perfect place for a photo shoot with a combination of beautiful old and modern architecture. Worth to visit Manchester Museum and Whitworth Gallery

Manchester University

If you decided to visit Manchester and you are looking for someone to show you a city and take great candid photos of you along the way, please contact me.

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