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.

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    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. 

Where to find us.

Whitworth Locke
Civic Quarter | Manchester

74 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6JD

Reviews

8
Sara Booking.com November 2022

Would come again...

Positive: convenience of having a kitchen. Negative: the lighting was too poor (we are 60). even with all lights on it was dim. I struggled to put my make up...
Response from Management
Hi Sara, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such high scores and great feedback! I'm glad the kitchen was to your liking :) very sorry to hear the room was a little too dim for you. If you choose to stay with us again we can provide you with an extra lamp, or we can do our best to allocate you a room with more natural light, subject to availability. We do hope to welcome you back again soon! Best wishes, Myriam & the team
10
Siobhan Booking.com November 2022

Location, the vibe, cleanliness and...

Positive: Location, the vibe, cleanliness and facilities. Negative: Cannot fault the accommodation.
Response from Management
Hi Siobhan, Thank you so much for the perfect scores and excellent feedback! I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed our central location and that the room and facilities were to your liking :) great to know you had such a positive experience with us and we really hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Myriam & the team
10
Michael McGeachin Google November 2022

I've stayed here a few times now, and...

I've stayed here a few times now, and each time has been a delight. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, the rooms are modern and comfortable, and...
Response from Management
Hi Michael, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review! I'm so pleased to hear you've enjoyed every stay with us and keep returning :) I will pass your feedback on to the bar about their lovely cocktails! I'm glad our staff has made a good impression too. Great to hear you made the most of our city centre location, it is indeed very handy :) We can't wait to welcome you back again! Best wishes, Myriam & the team
6
Vaseema Booking.com November 2022

Looking forward to coming back!...

Positive: location and excellent staff very responsive to business travellers. Negative: Most of the rooms are absolutely fabulous but I experience the...
Response from Management
Hi Vaseema, Thank you for the feedback, I am sorry you did not love the room as much this time. If you would like to stay again, just pop a note on the booking that you prefer a higher floor and our team will do our best to allocate this for you, subject to availability. Best wishes, Grace
8
dave Booking.com November 2022

great location and awesome apartments,...

Positive: great location and awesome apartments, highly recommend. Negative: breakfast was poor choice and quality.
Response from Management
Hi Dave, Thank you for your review and score! I'm glad you enjoyed being in the city center and you liked the apartment! Thank you for recommending us too. The Foundation coffee shop, where you had breakfast, is a separate company to us, so we don't have any influence over their menu options or the quality of the dishes, but I will pass the message along. Best wishes Grace

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.


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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