Exchange Square square was created after the IRA 1996 Manchester bombing. The reconstruction included the structural relocation of two pubs to make room for the new Marks & Spencer store. Today the square is a major shopping area including a branch of Selfridges, New Cathedral Street, The Triangle shopping centre and an entrance to the Manchester Arndale, the most-visited shopping centre in the United Kingdom.
The entrance to the Arndale Centre is on the left while on the right is Selfridge's. In the foreground is a water feature.
A notice on the wall reads:
In The Interest Of Safety
Please Refrain From Climbing
On The Water Feature
Do Not Drink The Water
A contribution to Our World Tuesday,
and ABC Wednesday.