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 park, Salford 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 Salford's first 5 star hotel!
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.
Created in 2000, Islington Mill remains a work in progress; an ever-evolving creative space, arts hub and community. Scratch the surface and you’ll find a vibrant and resourceful cross disciplinary creative network; a space where conversations leads to connections, collaboration and co-creation.
Peel Park Salford
Enjoy a gentle and quiet stroll through one of Salford's most beautiful parks. It's also home to lots of events, so check out their Twitter for updates.
This famous river meanders its way through the city and forming the boundary between Salford and neighbouring Trafford and Manchester city centre.
Salford Museum and Art Gallery
The museum has a varied collection of social history and Victorian art, exhibitions featuring contemporary artists as well as the famous reconstructed Victorian street, Lark Hill Place. Entry is free, there are children’s activities, a shop, plus a popular café.
Queen Victoria, free parks, the Beano, Marxism, street lighting, Vimto... oh! and a certain Mr Lowry. There's more to Salford than its favourite son and those matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs. A self-guided walk along Chapel Street from Blackfriars Bridge to Peel Park.
With a short walk from Crescent station, Chapel Street is well equipped with public transport, making is super easy to visit wherever you're coming from.