It’s no secret that Piccadilly Gardens could do with a bit of a facelift.
Most of us have probably at least muttered something disparaging while walking past the tatty brown sludge where grass used to be.
At this stage, it’s probably a bit of a stretch to keep calling them gardens.
And it turns out the criticisms become even more brutal when the conversation makes its way online.
We had a trawl through TripAdvisor to find out what others thought of what could once be considered the jewel in Manchester city centre’s crown.
They didn’t hold back.
1983luket, of Manchester, in his review used one of the most impressive metaphors we’ve ever seen.
Simply, it states: “This place is like the Wild wild west meets Jeremy Kyle meets shameless meets walking dead meets pineapple express.
“Spiced up zombie homeless. Shoplifters exchanging stolen goods. Kids still dealing weed near Cafe Nero and Rice so blatantly obviously. The place is such a let down.”
And it doesn’t end…