The Wheel of Manchester

Address: Exchange Square, Manchester, M1 1BD, England
Telephone: 0161 831 9918

- Mid-range


See Manchester from 60 metres above the city.

Manchester’s skyline is an interesting one as old buildings such as the town hall share the limelight with ultra-modern ones such as Beetham Tower and Urbis. The Wheel of Manchester allows visitors to see these buildings from above and to spot landmarks like Old Trafford in the distance. The wheel is just as interesting for locals and I enjoy looking out for my house and other places I have an attachment to from my childhood.

The ride lasts 13 minutes and, if you are celebrating a special occasion, there is one VIP capsule with a glass floor.

Value for money

Price advice

Tickets cost £7.50 for adults, £5 for children (under 16) and £1 for children aged three and under. Family tickets cost £20 for two adults and two children and the VIP capsule is £55 or £75 with Champagne.

Expert tips

For a special occasion, Harvey Nichols’ Second Floor restaurant offers packages including a ride on the wheel with a glass of Champagne and a five-course tasting menu.

If you book online in advance, you will receive a 10 per cent discount on your ticket price. This includes the VIP capsule. See the website below.

See Manchester twinkling below you during an evening ride and then go for a meal or drink in a nearby restaurant.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing