How to get there:
There is a frequent bus service between London Road (the road linking Piccadilly railway station to Piccadilly Gardens) and Ardwick Green via bus nos 192, 196, 201, 203, 204, 205. The journey takes less than 5 minutes and is operated by Stagecoach Manchester.
For local public transport information contact GMPTE on 0161 228 7811.
Piccadilly Station –
By Bus – take the Fairfield St exit from the station (signed “local buses”). As you leave the station by the taxi stand the bus stop is immediately on your right on the same side of the road. You can take any of the bus nos. above and ask for Ardwick Green.
On Foot– (approx. 12 minutes) take the Fairfield St exit from the station. Walk straight ahead and cross Fairfield St by the pedestrian crossing (ignoring the crossing to the right). Follow London Road under the railway bridge. Continue past the McDonald Manchester hotel following the sign for the A6 to Stockport. Cross under the flyover (Mancunian Way) and London Road becomes Downing Street. Continue past Storage King and the School of Sound Recording until you arrive at Ardwick Green North. Turn left past the army base and follow the road around to the right behind the park. The St Thomas Centre is the church building on the left set back from the street next to the Church Inn.
Victoria Station – on arrival you can transfer onto the Metrolink tram with your train ticket for your journey to Piccadilly Station. Exit Piccadilly Station and take a bus or walk as outlined above.
For National Rail Enquiries telephone 08457 484950.
Mantax and Taxiphone (London Cabs) are readily available from both railway stations and have a number of adapted cabs to facilitate wheelchair users, please ask at rank. This is approximately a 10 minute journey from Piccadilly and 20 minutes from Victoria, ask for the St Thomas Centre on Ardwick Green North just behind Ardwick Green Park, next to the Church Inn.
There is unrestricted parking along Ardwick Green North and Niven Street (behind the St Thomas Centre).
THE NORTH VIA M6, M61, M60
Join M60 (going East - signs for Liverpool/Manchester Airport/M6), following signs for Stretford. Leave at exit 12 and join M602 at Salford. At the end of the motorway follow A57 Manchester (Eccles New Road becoming Regent Road). Drive for 3 miles then fork right under railway and join A57(M) Mancunian Way. Continue along Mancunian Way following signs for A6 Sheffield/Stockport/Ardwick, turn right at traffic lights, pass under fly-over, and travel approx. 200 metres, turn left at Ardwick Green North, turn first right, keeping the park on your right. The St Thomas Centre is approx. 100 metres on your left next to the Church Inn pub.
YORKSHIRE VIA M62
Leave at exit 17 Prestwich/Salford and follow A56 towards Manchester for 4 miles (Bury New Road becoming Great Ducie Street). Enter City under bridge (Victoria Station) and continue straight ahead, still on A56 into Deansgate. Travel to the end of Deansgate and join A57(M) Mancunian Way and follow instructions as for travelling from the North via M6, M61 and M60.
DERBYSHIRE VIA A6
Follow A6 signs towards Manchester City Centre until reaching roundabout junction with A57 at the Apollo Theatre on your right. Leave the roundabout at the third exit. Ardwick Green Park will now be on your left. Turn 1st left, keeping the park on your left. The St Thomas Centre is approx. 300 metres on your right next to the Church Inn pub.
THE POTTERIES A34
Following signs for Manchester through Congleton and Wilmslow, 4 miles north of which the A34 becomes a dual carriageway. Pass over the M63, drive for 3 miles and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit and follow the Longsight signs. (Ignore the A34 for the City Centre which takes the 1st exit and passes under the railway). In 1 mile merge with the A6 and follow the road towards the City Centre as for Derbyshire via A6.
THE SOUTH & MIDLANDS VIA M6
Leave M6 at exit 19 and follow A558 (signs for M56 East) for 4 miles. Join M56 (junction 7) and follow to the end as for travelling from North Wales and Chester via M56.
NORTH WALES & CHESTER VIA M56
Follow Manchester signs to end of M56 motorway and continue straight ahead into A5103 Manchester for 4 miles. On reaching end junction follow signs for Mancunian Way A57(M) Sheffield/Stockport/Ardwick signs. Travel along Mancunian Way until signs for Sheffield/Stockport/Ardwick, turn right at the traffic lights under the fly-over and follow for A6 as for travelling from the North via M6, M61 and M60.
MERSEYSIDE VIA M62, M602
Leave at exit 12 and join M602 Manchester. At the end of the motorway follow A57 Manchester as for travelling from the North via M6, M61 and M60.