Whitworth Locke

Whitworth Locke Civic Quarter | Manchester

Building on the fabric of Manchester.

Building on the fabric of Manchester.

With its stunning communal spaces and spacious, one-of-a-kind apartments, Whitworth Locke is more than just a place to stay – it’s a space to live.

Set in a 19th Century cotton factory, every area – from the beautiful Conservatory Bar to the spacious co-working lounge – celebrates the building’s quirks and features. There’s also a packed calendar of events, pop-ups and fitness classes for you to join in with, if you fancy. And if you’re heading out, you’re just minutes from the city’s best bars, shops and nightlife. Settle in, and see Manchester differently.

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  • Take a look around.

    Take a look around.

    Set around the stunning conservatory bar, Whitworth Locke’s sleeping, eating and working spaces are yours to explore.

  • Take a look around.

    Take a look around.

    Set around the stunning conservatory bar, Whitworth Locke’s sleeping, eating and working spaces are yours to explore.

  • Take a look around.

    Take a look around.

    Set around the stunning conservatory bar, Whitworth Locke’s sleeping, eating and working spaces are yours to explore.

  • Take a look around.

    Take a look around.

    Set around the stunning conservatory bar, Whitworth Locke’s sleeping, eating and working spaces are yours to explore.

  • Take a look around.

    Take a look around.

    Set around the stunning conservatory bar, Whitworth Locke’s sleeping, eating and working spaces are yours to explore.

  • Take a look around.

    Take a look around.

    Set around the stunning conservatory bar, Whitworth Locke’s sleeping, eating and working spaces are yours to explore.

Living

Living

Every Whitworth Locke apartment is unique in its layout and design. You’ll also have the run of the building’s communal areas, including the co-working space, meeting rooms and workout studio. Why leave?

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Exploring

Exploring

Going out or staying in? We bring the best of Manchester into our spaces, and provide our guests with lots of local tips. So you can see more of the good stuff (and less of the tourist traps). 

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Love Manchester.

Wake up with a freshly roasted coffee from Foundation Coffee House. Spend the day in the Northern Quarter, with its colourful street art, independent shops and buzzing atmosphere. Before exploring Manchester’s best bars and restaurants after dark – just minutes from our door. 

Opposite the much-loved Canal Street and around an 8-minute walk from Piccadilly Station, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better-located Manchester hotel. What’s more, when you stay at Whitworth Locke, you get all the best bits of a boutique hotel with the space and facilities of a serviced apartment. So you can experience the city, rather than just observe. And live, instead of stay. 

Reviews

9
JonnyIMC Booking.com May 2022

WasExcellent location, nice staff, the...

Positive: WasExcellent location, nice staff, the actual apartment was very nice and had everything you needed. Negative: Nothing.
Response from Management
Hey Jonny, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us - we hope to welcome you back very soon. Best wishes, Lucy & the Whitworth Team.
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10
Booking.com User Booking.com May 2022

Another great stay at this wonderful...

Positive: It’s clean, large rooms, and staff are excellent.
Response from Management
Hello! Apologies it hasn't shown me your name on this review, but thank you so much for your lovely feedback! I'm so pleased we have made you want to return again. Hope to see you again soon! Grace + The Whitworth Locek Team
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10
Paul Booking.com May 2022

Friday night perfect stop-over...

Positive: Last minute deal through Booking com, room was compact yet immaculate and ideally located. My friends net me there and loved the ambiance of the...
Response from Management
Hey Paul, I love that you wouldn't change anything about us and that we make you feel so at home here :) Great to see you again! Thank you so much for the feedback! Hope to see you again soon. Grace + The Whitworth Locke Team
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8
Elizabeth Booking.com May 2022

warm bed cold shower...

Positive: clean, central, fully equipped apartment. Negative: showers, as mentioned in other reviews, water temperature variable, make the most of it when...
Response from Management
Hey there Elizabeth, Thank you for feedback regarding your experience at the Whitworth Locke. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with the team if anything is not working as it should be, we are more than happy to help. I will inform the maintenance team of the feedback you have provided. Hopefully they'll be able to do something about the showers! And next time you're here, you'll be able to enjoy a long hot shower :) Kind regards, Andy and Whitworth Locke Team
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10
Alisha Booking.com May 2022

Fabulous! Comfy, stylish and relaxed!...

Positive: The staff are amazing! Really laid back vibe, really helpful with storing our bags before check in. Breakfast was nice although missing sausages!...
Response from Management
Hi Alisha, Thank you so much, this review is so sweet! I'm so happy our team made you feel so welcome and you felt relaxed here. Really glad you loved the decor and want to stay again. I will pass the feedback on to Foundation Coffee Shop about the sausages! Hope to see you again soon, Grace + The team
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Top FAQs.

No, there isn't any on-site parking at Whitworth Locke. 

The nearest car park is the NCP Palace on Whitworth Street, which is only a few minutes' walk from our front door. We can also provide guests with a 20% NCP discount voucher on check out - just speak to one of our House Hosts if you need one.


From Manchester Airport: 
You can take a taxi from the airport to Whitworth Locke. This will take around 30 - 40 minutes (depending on traffic) and cost between £20 - £30. 
For a cheaper option, you can also take the train to Manchester Oxford Road or Piccadilly Train Stations. Trains usually run from the airport every 15 minutes and it takes around 15 - 25 minutes depending on which route you take. Single train tickets to the city centre from the airport cost between £3.50 and £5.

From Manchester Piccadilly Station:
Exit the station onto Fairfield Street, next to the station taxi rank. Cross London Road and continue on Fairfield Street.
Fairfield Steet merges with Whitworth Street, continue straight for roughly five minutes, passing Sackville Gardens on the right. Turn right from Whitworth Street to Princess Street. Whitworth Locke is on your immediate left at the corner of Whitworth Street and Princess Street.

 From Manchester Oxford Road:
Exit the station to the station approach, follow the station approach to Whitworth Street West. Turn right, cross Oxford Road and take Whitworth Street down the side of the Palace Theatre. Walk for around 3 minutes, then turn left from Whitworth Street to Princess Street. Whitworth Locke is on your immediate left at the corner of Whitworth Street and Princess Street.
 
From St Peter's Square tram station:

Exit St Peter’s Square at the corner of Mosley Street and Princess Street. Turn right onto Princess St, keeping Manchester Art Gallery on the left. Walk straight for about 5 minutes, crossing Portland Street. Whitworth Locke is on the right at the corner of Whitworth Street and Princess Street.

The Locker is Whitworth Locke's contemporary gym on the lower ground floor, and is available for guests to use during their stay, free of charge. 

Gym equipment includes:

  • Rowing machine
  • Treadmill
  • TRX training system
  • Exercise bike 
  • Free weights

Please use the equipment safely and considerately. You'll also need to sign a disclaimer before using the gym, or else using it will be at your own risk. 

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