The Midland Hotel in Manchester is a building steeped in history.

The grade II listed building, designed by Charles Trubshaw in a highly individualistic Edwardian Baroque style and built by the Midland Railway in 1903, is a testament to Manchester’s development as the capital of the European Industrial Revolution.

It is where in 1904, Charles Rolls met Henry Royce leading to the formation of Rolls-Royce Limited and is a building that retains iconic status in Britain’s journey in becoming a global leader in innovation and technology.

 

Manchester is the only English city that can look London in the face, not merely as a regional capital, but as a rival - Historian A. J. P. Taylor