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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What's at Whitworth Locke?

  • Key features
  • All features
Co-working space

Co-working space

Peru Perdu - restaurant & bar

Peru Perdu - restaurant & bar

Foundation Coffee House - coffee shop

Foundation Coffee House - coffee shop

Private, superfast Wi-Fi

Private, superfast Wi-Fi

24-hour front desk

24-hour front desk

Fully kitted out kitchens

Fully kitted out kitchens

Locker gym

Locker gym

Dog friendly

Dog friendly

The Storehouse - Event space (fee)

The Storehouse - Event space (fee)

Private meeting rooms (fee)

Private meeting rooms (fee)

Co-working space

Peru Perdu - restaurant & bar

Foundation Coffee House - coffee shop

Private, superfast Wi-Fi

24-hour front desk

Fully kitted out kitchens

Locker gym

Dog friendly

The Storehouse - Event space (fee)

Private meeting rooms (fee)

Communal laundry room

Shallows Beauty Studio

Early check-in available

Late check-out available

Blackout blinds

Lift access

Smart TV with Chromecast

Crisp white linen

Microwave oven

Fridge freezer

Iron and ironing board

Hairdryer

Kinsey Apothecary toiletries

Fluffy white towels

Locke essentials kit

Designer furnishings

Yoga mat

USB plug sockets

Rainfall showers

Accessible apartments available

Weekly cleaning

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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). 

Explore local area.

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

10
Zahra Booking.com January 2023

Incredible...

Positive: I love Whitworth locke- feels like home. The team are all incredible. Special thanks to Myriam and Ryan who both bent over backwards for me last...
Response from Management
Hi Zahra, Thank you so much for this lovely review! I will make sure Myriam and Ryan get to see this :) I'm really happy it feels like home to you and we were able to help in a time of stress. I will address the issue of noise with my manager, I'm very sorry about that. Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Grace
10
Leah Booking.com January 2023

so clean and so modern...

Positive: so clean and so modern.
Response from Management
Hi Leah, Thank you for leaving us a review! I'm really glad you found us modern and clean, hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Grace
10
Guest User Trip.com January 2023 Friends

The room is sooo big but the deds are...

The room is sooo big but the deds are kinda small
Response from Management
Hi there!Thank you for the feedback! I'm really glad you liked the room :) All our beds are king size but we do understand some people prefer them to be bigger!~Hope to see you again soonGrace
10
Jenkinson Booking.com January 2023

Brilliant hotel!...

Positive: The location was fantastic, very central. The accommodation was very well thought out and appointed. Excellent. Negative: We couldn't get into the...
Response from Management
Hiya Jenkinson! Thank you so much for your fabulous feedback! I'm so pleased to know that you had a great time at Whitworth Locke. I'm sorry to hear you couldn't try the restaurant, but next time you visit us you can let us know or you can book a table with them in advance. We would love to host you again. Best regards Greyson & The Locke Team
10
Aurelija Booking.com January 2023

Will be back !!!...

Positive: I picked this hotel for the design and I loved every bit of it!!! Was very pleased with how welcoming the staff is!!! This enhanced my experience...
Response from Management
Labas Aurelija! Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing your experience with Whitworth Locke. I'm so pleased that you had a pleasant stay and that my team made you feel welcome from the first day in. We would love to see you again anytime soon on your next visit to Manchester! Best regards Greyson & The Locke Team

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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