Deansgate is the main road through the city centre of Manchester, England. It runs roughly north-south in a near straight route through the western part of the city centre.
The road is named after the lost River Dene, which may have flowed along the Hanging Ditch connecting the River Irk to the River Irwell.
Deansgate begins at Victoria Street, a 19th century creation. At the northern end of Deansgate is Victoria Street, on which lies Manchester Cathedral, and at the southern end is Deansgate Railway Station. At this point Deansgate connects with Bridgewater Viaduct and Chester Road.
The street contains many shops, including a House of Fraser department store (which was known as Kendals from the 1830's until 2005) It also has plenty of public houses, including The Moon Under Water, the largest pub in Britain.
Deansgate is served by Deansgate railway station and a number of bus routes, including the Metroshuttle services.
A statue of Oliver Cromwell is at the northern corner of Deansgate.It was the first large statue of Cromwell to be raised in the open anywhere in England.Deansgate