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Chapel Street

The world in one street

The ancient heart of Salford is still beating strong. Everywhere you go along this extraordinary street and its neighbour, Crescent, you'll see signs of its rapid regeneration sitting comfortably alongside historic buildings, Victorian parks and local history archives.

Walking down from Salford Crescent station you'll pass the UK's first public parkSalford Cathedral, one of the UK's first public lending libraries which is now Salford Museum and Art Gallery plus the rapidly growing University of Salford, the Working Class Movement Library and Greater Manchester's first 5 star hotel!

The Crescent Pub, the pub where Marx and Engels debated society over a pint now hosts regular live entertainment events including live bands and open mic nights. Nearby the bohemian Kings Arms pub hosts theatre, comedy, quiz nights and live music. Sacred Trinity Church also hosts gigs, exhibitions and events as well as congregations!

Salford artist LS Lowry often sketched Chapel Street and would love the artistic community that has sprung up at Islington Mill. Originally built for cotton spinning, the Grade 2 listed building is now one of Salford's most popular music venues and has supported many thousands of artists through its mix of studios and galleries.

Chapel Street even has its own annual independent music festival, celebrating music, art and performance. Sounds from the Other City takes over a range of venues and space along the street to showcase new and emerging talent.

Built as a brewery in 1878, the Brown Brothers building is now the luxury Ainscow Hotel. The character of the original building, which has also been a jam factory and car parts distribution centre, has been kept as part of the Chapel Street theme of blending old with new.

Chapel Street is now on the national map when it comes to food and drink. Lupo Café Italiano was voted Best Coffee Bar at the 2015 Manchester Food and Drink Awards while Vero Moderno, a modern authentic Italian restaurant, was rated as one of the top three Italians in the country by the Sunday Times magazine. GK Gallery & Tea Room showcases new artist alongside tea and cake while the Deli-Lama, a deli, café and bar, hosts theatre nights, art, exhibitions and markets.

Chapel Street is also thriving with new houses and apartments including Timekeepers Square and Vimto Gardens, named after the famous drink which was first produced close by. Carpino Place is the latest development and will provide 22 three-storey townhouses. It's named after Archbishop Francesco Carpino. In 1966, the Archbishop and the Mayor of Salford laid the foundation stone of The Stella Maris Seaman's Mission which previously occupied the site.

Quench your thirst for knowledge with the Chapel Street Ale Trail

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