Whitworth Locke

Whitworth Locke Civic Quarter | Manchester

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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. 

Where to find us.

Whitworth Locke
Civic Quarter | Manchester

74 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6JD

Reviews

10
J W Google September 2022

Lovely, clean, quiet rooms in the...

Lovely, clean, quiet rooms in the centre if Manchester. Everything you can think of provided in the rooms.
Response from Management
Hi J W, thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you liked everything about your allocated room and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Lucy and the Whitworth Team.
10
Nicola Booking.com September 2022

excellent...

Positive: Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was very nice, excellent size and facilities. location was excellent. Negative: nothing.
Response from Management
Hey Nicola, Thank you for your review and score! So pleased you liked the room and made you of our amenities and central location. Hope to see you again soon! Grace + The team
10
Samuel Clarke Google September 2022

Great vibe, friendly and helpful staff...

Great vibe, friendly and helpful staff (particularly Sanjay, who introduced me to a pizza sandwich!), clean and comfortable room with everything needed for...
Response from Management
Hey Samuel, Thank you for this lovely review, I will pass on the kind words to Sanjay! I'm so happy you found your stay to be comfortable and the room had everything you needed! So handy that we have a gym, right? Hope to see you again soon Grace
10
Katie Green Google September 2022

Stay here weekly with work, rooms are...

Stay here weekly with work, rooms are lovely and clean, bed is sooooo comfy 😊. Staff are amazing and can't do enough to help you. Lovely place and great...
Response from Management
Katie!! Thank you! So great to hear from you, we really appreciate the feedback! You are welcome any time and we look forward to your visits every week :) Best wishes Grace
7
Sebastian Booking.com September 2022

Friendly staff but can hear everything...

Positive: Friendly staff, lovely room. Negative: No carpets in the halls so anyone walking past your room makes a right racket. Big gap under the door so you...
Response from Management
Hey Sebastian, Thank you for providing feedback for us! Really happy you felt welcomed by our team and that you loved the room! So sorry about the noise issue, some of our rooms tend to be a bit quieter than others so if you do stay again we would be happy to allocate one of these rooms for your booking, subject to availability. The coffee shop is a separate company to us so we have no influence over their menu or prices, but I will pass the feedback on to them! 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. 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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