17 of Manchester’s oldest businesses that are still operating today including Sinclairs and Hancocks

These long-standing Manchester institutions have really stood the test of time.

So much is changing in Manchester at the moment. New businesses, particularly bars and restaurants, seem to be popping up all the time. And don't get us started on that skyline.

But amid the rapid development, some things have stood the test of time, Covid pandemic and all. So here we celebrate some of the city's oldest businesses that have stuck around no matter what.

Some of these businesses have survived economic recessions, two world wars and even the 1996 IRA bombing to become real Manchester institutions. A fine effort indeed.

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