On the left hand side of Hardman's Street (as it was known in the 1800s), just off Deansgate, was the Golden Eagle. Where the small area of greenery is before the MEN building is Sidney Street leading to Tivoli Street, but in the 1800s it lead to the less exotic Thompson Street. The Golden Eagle was one door past Sidney Street, placing it in the middle of this row of low hedges; the pub also had a rear entrance on Thompson Street .
Former location of Golden Eagle, Hardman Street. (c) googlemaps.
1. Manchester City Centre 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2008).