Parks & Green Spaces

Oxford Road Corridor has a number of historic parks and contemporary green spaces.

Many of central Manchester’s best parks and green spaces are to be found right here on the Oxford Road Corridor alongside restaurants, bars and a number of the city’s most iconic cultural attractions.

All Saints Park can be found on Oxford Road, a 10-minute walk from St Peter’s Square, the park originally catered to the parishioners of the All Saints church as a cemetery, before opening as a children’s playground in 1935 and then becoming part of Manchester Metropolitan University’s campus. It is a popular destination for students and residents to relax in and will soon be improved by pedestrianisation of the surrounding roads.

At the very south end of the Oxford Road Corridor, you will find Whitworth Park. Opened in 1890 as a memorial concept to the famous engineer Sir Joseph Whitworth, this sprawling park is home to the Whitworth art gallery and a number of statues and monuments including a Grade II listed bronze statue of Edward VII. 

In more recent years the University of Manchester’s Brunswick Park and University Green have added to the green space surrounding Oxford Road. University Green is complimented by shops and a number of places to eat and drink. Similarly, the latest major development within the Oxford Road Corridor, Circle Square, features Symphony Park, the city’s largest new park in a generation and a space designed for retail, food and drink, as well as a year-round events programme of live music, yoga, theatre and pop-up food markets. Symphony Park will provide the perfect place to bring together communities and culture.

Below are our picks of the green spaces on the Oxford Road Corridor, you can also find trails to follow at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and the University of Manchester.

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External shot of The Whitworth Where you will find The Whitworth Café
Galleries & Museums

Some of the best Galleries & Museums in Manchester are here on Oxford Road Corridor. Explore a diverse programme for all cultural enthusiasts.

An image of an empty O2 Ritz Manchester with an impressive lighting one of the live music venues on the Oxford Road Corridor
Live Music

Manchester is undeniably one of the UK hotspots for live music. With many of its most iconic venues based on the Oxford Road Corridor.