Portland Street, Manchester

Here we have The Old Monkey, the Portland Plaice chip shop and The Circus Tavern, Manchester’s smallest pub.

I often find myself on this street corner at unusual hours of the day and night, wondering how the hell I got there.

I suppose because it’s just around the corner from the Bridgewater Hall and tends to be as far as I get before the woman I’ve taken to a concert dives into a cab.