Whitworth Locke, Manchester City Centre – aparthotel near Manchester Piccadilly

Whitworth Locke Civic Quarter | Central Manchester

Your aparthotel in Manchester city centre.

Your aparthotel in Manchester city centre.

Make yourself at home at Whitworth Locke aparthotel, in Manchester city centre. Discover 160 design-led studios and suites, each with their own kitchen. Light, bright coworking spaces and meeting rooms make remote working a breeze. And the stunning, plant-filled restaurant and café makes leaving the building optional.

For work and play, the hotel is ideally located in a buzzing area on the canal, near Manchester Piccadilly and in walking distance from Manchester Central and St Peter's Square. Make events your own at The Storehouse.

What to expect 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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  • Space to work your way.

    Space to work your way.

    Working remote? Our big, beautiful coworking space – plus coffee shop and restaurant – gives you all the options for settling in, switching it up, and smashing out your to-dos.

  • Manchester city centre living.

    Manchester city centre living.

    Could this location get any better? An aparthotel near Manchester Piccadilly, the Northern Quarter and St Peter's Square, yet only a stroll to the AO Arena or a short drive to the Trafford Centre.

  • Interiors inspired by the skyline.

    Interiors inspired by the skyline.

    Elevate your stay in Manchester city centre. Smoked glass with brass, velvets in moody, skyline-inspired tones. Spacious and practical, yet still comfy and cosy.

Stay in an aparthotel near Manchester Piccadilly.

Stay right in the middle of the action at Whitworth Locke aparthotel in Manchester city centre. Based near Manchester Piccadilly, you're around the corner from Manchester Met University and Manchester Central. But you don't have to trade convenience for friendly, local vibes.

Walk into the Northern Quarter for laidback cafés. Amble over to St Peter's Square to check out grand buildings like Manchester Central Library. Or hit up AO Arena for live music and comedy. Walking distance to the best of Manchester, yet only 25 minutes to the airport – locations don't get better than this.

Where to find us in Manchester.

Whitworth Locke
Civic Quarter | Manchester

74 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6JD

Reviews

8
Dewi Pritchard Google May 2024

Work trip. Good location, interesting...

Work trip. Good location, interesting conversion of old building. Lovely staff. Lots of thought gone into rooms that were well-equipped and had things like...
Response from Management
Hey Dewi, Thank you for the review, I have just responded to your survey now. Please let me know if you have any other questions, my direct email is attached to the survey response. Best wishes, Grace
10
William Booking.com May 2024

Great location, lovely accommodation...

Positive: Excellent location, great facilities and really friendly helpful reception. Nothing was a bother. A great find, will definitely be back. Negative:...
Response from Management
Hey William, Thank you for the review and score, I'm so happy you loved the location and felt welcomed by our team. We certainly hope to see you again! We do totally understand what you mean about the light in the bathroom, it may be something we look at adapting eventually! Best wishes, Grace
9
Joe Booking.com May 2024

Spacious, amazing reception area,...

Positive: Spacious, amazing reception area,. Negative: No TV in the "bedroom".
Response from Management
Hello Joe, thank you so much for taking a review! We really appreciate the feedback :) We're super pleased to learn you appreciated you design led, open communal areas and spaciousness of the room. We are however sorry that the positioning of the TV in the room you stayed in wasn't to your liking, as we are a Grade II listed building each room is individual in layout to adapt to and celebrate the wonderful quirks of the building. Should you wish to stay with us again, please pop a note on the booking that you'd like a room where the TV faces the bed and we will do our absolute best to accommodate this! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes, Amy & The Team :)
10
Rebecca Booking.com May 2024

Perfect stay in Manchester...

Positive: Really stylish apartment in the heart of Manchester. It was my Mum’s birthday and the hotel staff gave her a card and bottle of wine which was so...
Response from Management
Hey Rebecca, Thank you for the review and score! So happy we could help your mum celebrate, and that you made use of our facilities. Sorry about the floorboards, we are quite an old building but I can let our maintenance team know to take a look! Best wishes, Grace
9
Lauren Booking.com May 2024

Great place to stay good value for...

Positive: Was such a lovely apartment hotel really enjoyed our stay here. The room was modern and loved the decor. Cafe, restaurant and bar all great...
Response from Management
Hey Lauren, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us & look forward to welcoming you back again with us soon. Regards Mike & the team

Top FAQs.

Whitworth Locke doesn't have its own parking.  We recommend Euro Car Parks at Pritchard St (M1 7DA) only a few minutes' walk away.


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 Picadilly Station (Whitworth Street East): If you're coming from Picadilly Train Station, exit via any entrance and make your way towards Fairfield Street Which merges onto Whitworth Street. On this 10 minute walk you will pass by the Base Kamp Cafe and Bar, the Alan Turing Memorial Park and Manchester New Sqare. Whitworth Locke is located on the right hand side.

From Manchester Oxford Road Station (whitworth Street West): If youre coming from Manchester Oxford Road Sation, exit via the main entrance and walk down the slope onto Whitworth Street, take a right turn and walk for 5 minutes past the Palace Theatre towards Princess Street. Whitworth Locke is located on the left hand side corner of Whitworth Street and Princess Street.

From Manchester Victoria Station (Princess Street North): If you're coming from Victoria Train Station, exit onto Corporation Street and head south into the city. You'll walk past the National Football Museum, Exchange Square and Selfridges. The road will merge onto Cross Street, keep walking for 10 minutes on this road until you reach the town hall. Taking a left turn here will lead onto Princess Street which is a straight 10 minutes walk to the hotel. You'll walk past St Peter's Square, Chinatown and The Village. Whitworth Locke is located on the right-hand side on the corner of princess street and Whitworth Street.

From Euro Car Park Pritchard Street (Princess Street South): From Exiting Euro Car Parks Pritchard Street take a left turn and walk to the traffic lights. Take another left turn onto Princess Street and walk up for about 3 minutes, walking past Spar convenience store and Asia House. Whitworth Locke is located across the Whitworth Street junction traffic lights on the left hand side. 

The Manchester City Visitor Charge is a small fee of £1 + VAT per room or unit per night that is added to the final bill for guests staying in paid accommodation within the Manchester ABID zone. This fee has been introduced as part of an initiative led by the city’s hotel and serviced apartment providers to create exciting new events and activities that will encourage more people to visit Manchester and Salford.

The money raised through the City Visitor Charge will be used to develop and promote tourism in the area, as well as to help create more things for visitors to do and see. By paying this charge, you'll be contributing to the enhancement of the overall guest experience and helping to expand the city's visitor economy.

The City Visitor Charge is similar to established schemes in cities across Europe and North America and will be chargeable from 1st April 2023. So, if you book a stay at Whitworth Locke, Manchester after this date, you will need to pay this small fee per night as part of your final bill.

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