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Manchester is a city featured in the Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961 mission pack for Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969. The city is clearly based on the real-life British city of Manchester, but is only exclusively available as a multiplayer map, existing alongside London, the primary setting of London 1961 and London 1969.


Manchester is, like its real-life counterpart circa the 1950s and 1960s, a heavily indsutrialised city with canals, although its design is less inherent to the real-life city than London.

The city's main feature is its canal network, which includes one river to the southwest, a dry canal that runs from the river to the eastern edge of the map, and a Y-shaped waterway that runs from north to south. These characteristics mimic Manchester's shipping canals and docklands; the southwestern river may also refer to the River Irwell.

The city may be further divided into several areas:

  • The southwest is occupied by low-density housing estate to the west, distinguished by its two-storey homes and large greenspace; the landmass between the river and the canal features built up urban space, including spoofs of the Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square
  • The southeast is occupied by a sea of warehouses shipping crates, a complex of building to the east, and a football stadium.
  • The northeast consists of a mixture of low-density housing estates, moderately developed urban spaces, abandoned buildings, a large storage bay, and castle walls seemingly inspired by Mamucium.
  • The peninsular at the center of the northern half of the map, as expected, contains warehouses and shipping crates.
  • The northwest is heavily developed with large numbers of commercial and residential buildings.

In addition, the map features a dual-track railway line that runs from a train shed at the western end to the edge of the map to the east, all while running along at-grade and elevated surfaces. As it is implied to be a railway line for industrial us, no trains can be found along it.

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