If you follow my articles for long enough you’ll learn that I love views from car parks. It may seem like an odd hobby, but the thrill of taking a slightly smelly lift up to the roof of a car park, with a vague idea you might be asked to leave by security, and seeing an entire city vista emerge before your eyes is unlike anything else. Particularly at sunset. Manchester may fall short for some things, but multi-storey car park viewing spots definitely isn’t one of them.
Q-Park is a recent addition to the car park scene. Located by Home, a new centre for theatre, film and arts, a visit here is a perfect pre-cinema activity (check the Home article.) Of course, you can park there if you are in a car. On foot, it’s a bit more challenging, but still possible. The ground floor doors only open from the outside with a valid parking ticket. Not to worry though, in the evening the door is often open as people come and go, and it opens automatically from the inside, so there’s no chance you’ll get locked in.
Take the lift to the top floor and admire the cityscape. Let me assure you, there are not many places in Manchester with a view like this.