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The G-Mex hasn’t been called by that name for several years, but that is still how it is referred to by people who knew it by that name. Since 2007, it’s been called the Manchester Central Convention Complex, or simply “the Manchester Central.” It still looks from outside as the railway station it once was, since the curved roof, when it was built, was the second largest railway station roof in the UK, but it is now (after almost ninety years as a station), an exhibition centre. Before Manchester’s MEN Arena was built, (MEN stands for the Manchester Evening News newspaper company), it was also Manchester’s premier location for popular music concerts. The crowds who still descend on it, combined with the fact that Manchester is a city which never sleeps, day or night, raises the question; where to park near the G-Mex?
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Some additional information about parking in g mex, to cater to all your parking needs
The Manchester Central is right in the middle of Manchester’s city centre, and there’s more on-street parking than that might lead you to believe. Of a large number of on-street pay-and-display parking locations, those nearest to the centre are:
All the above are subject to Zone 2 regulations; operative 08:00 to 20:00 hours, seven days a week, maximum stay two hours, no return within one hour, £1.45 for 30 minutes, rising to £5.80 for two hours.
Off-street car parks closest to the centre are:
Manchester’s public transport system is dominated by the Metrolink tram. The Centre is in Zone 1, and the nearest station is in Deansgate or St Peter’s Square, and the whole city is connected through the tram to towns as far afield as Eccles, Altrincham and Rochdale, as well as to Manchester Airport.
Deansgate Station, which is nearby, and Manchester Piccadilly station which is a 20-minute walk away, provide mainline rail links to the whole country, as well as to suburbs.
On-street pay-and-display parking is free to Blue Badge holders.
Manchester City Council operates different parking restrictions in different parts of the city, but the city centre, where the G-Mex is located, is a Controlled Parking Zone with restrictions operating from 08:00 am to 20:00 pm, seven days a week.
Charges and restrictions are waived only on Christmas Day.
Passengers can be set down and picked up anywhere, including on single yellow lines, (but not double, except for Blue Badge holders), provided there is no loading restriction.
Apart from two Premier League football teams and a first-class county cricket team, Manchester has an astonishing array of art galleries and museums. Aficionados of the Coronation Street TV soap opera can tour the sets. And there is nothing you could want to eat or drink which you won’t find here.