10 Photos Of Manchester Looking Eerily Empty During Lockdown

Laura Rogan Laura Rogan - Editor of Secret Manchester

10 Photos Of Manchester Looking Eerily Empty During Lockdown

Chernobyl-like scenes have been spotted around Manchester since the Government advised Brits to ‘social distance’.

For a place with a population of over half a million, it’s a pretty rare sight to see our beloved home as a complete ghost town. Abandoned by almost all life, other than those who are still required to work such as shop/retail workers and those working in health and medical care (who we completely commend and thank!), Manchester has been looking far from its usual self this weekend following the Prime Minister’s announcement that all bars and restaurants must close.

Usually packed places such as the Northern Quarter, the Arndale and St. Peter’s Square have appeared completely deserted, as the city does its bit to keep their fellow Mancunians safe and well. Here’s some super eerie photos of a temporarily empty Manchester city centre.

1. Dale Street

2. High Street

3. Manchester Arndale

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Arndale Centre on a Saturday afternoon

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4. Cross Street

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Empty Manchester. For the time being all tours are postponed. If you've booked on a tour in the coming weeks then you are welcome to transfer to a future date that suits you. I'd say perhaps holding off until May onwards when choosing a date might be wise. In the meantime, I don't get paid if I can't run tours, like many self-employed people. If you can buy gift vouchers for future tours that would be a great support. Luckily I work 3 days in an office job which just about covers my rent but doesn't come close to paying for childcare, food, and bills (and my education). I am also working on a virtual tour so if you're in education and wanted a private tour for your students then I'll pull something together that you can buy to use in the classroom. I might not be able to get great footage but the content itself will be accurate and engaging…so get in touch if you'd like it. Hoping to get it ready by Monday 23rd. Vouchers can be found in my online store. Link in bio. EDIT: You can now also check out my Patreon page over at patreon.com/skylinermcr 😊👍 You can support for just £1 a month which will likely get you around 20 free virtual tours a year! Please feel free to comment below with links to other accounts and businesses who are selling vouchers to keep themselves afloat.

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5. Cutting Room Square


6. Manchester Arndale Food Court

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Morning coffee in the Arndale food hall. Very eerie

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7. Oldham Street

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Saturday afternoon on Oldham Street

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8. St. Peter’s Square

9. Hilton Street

10. Cathedral Gardens

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