What to do in Manchester

What to do in Manchester

What to Do - Northern Quarter / Ancoats

The perfect location for the coolest and most dynamic part of the city. With numerous independent bars, restaurants, cafes and boutiques, your downtime is fully taken care of, and it is all on your doorstep.

Some of our favourite spots are below, but speak to our team for advice on where to go, what to see and how to book.


EASTERN BLOC - 5A Stevenson Square M1 1DN
Cool cafe with a huge musical influence over the city, try out the tasty breakfasts or the Sandwich of The Month of the month is always a winner.

EZRA AND GILL - 20 Hilton Street, Northern Quarter, M1 1FR
A real neighbourhood cafe, simple menu providing great food in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

FRESS CAFE - 62 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE
Serving fresh seasonal foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with delicious mouth-watering dishes and cocktails throughout the day.


COTTONOPOLIS - Newton Street, Manchester M1 2AE
A Japanese inspired restaurant with a great atmosphere, delicious food, and wonderful service.

TNQ - 108 High St, Manchester M4 1HQ
A modern food lovers paradise at the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter, led by accomplished chef Anthony Fielden. TNQ believes in using only the finest seasonal ingredients the British Isles has to offer, to create bold & thought-provoking contemporary British cuisine.

MACKIE MAYOR - 1 Eagle St, Manchester M4 5BU
Relaxed food hall offering pizza’s, steak and sandwiches

YARD AND COOP - 37 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW
Specialty fried chicken, sides & cocktails amid funky, barnyard-chic decor.

ALMOST FAMOUS - 100-102 High St, Manchester M4 1HP
THE BEST burgers you will ever taste, trust us!

No trip to Manchester is complete without a trip to Rudy's. This award-winning pizzeria has now been voted one of the best pizzas in the world! It is a walk-in only restaurant and they do get very busy on most nights so expect a wait but that gives you ample time to enjoy a drink in Cutting Room Square,


DUSK TIL PAWN - Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DN
Prohibition-chic lounge with a pawn shop storefront serving craft cocktails, wine & beer.

THE WHISKEY JAR - 14 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF
Former mill with 2 bars, brick walls and leather sofa. The Whiskey Jar has undoubtedly become one of the Northern Quarter favourite spots with open mic nights and a great sound system.

Built and named in memory of their mum, two brothers running a warm and welcoming neighbourhood bar. Serving classic cocktails with a twist, an eclectic range of keg and bottled beers and simple, great-tasting food using the highest quality ingredients. Perfect bar to have a catch up after a long day at work.


ALDI - Urban Exchange, 100 Great Ancoats St, Manchester M4 6DE

ANCOATS GENERAL STORE - 57 Great Ancoats Street, corner of Blossom Street, Manchester M4 5AB

TESCO METRO - 58-66 Market St, Manchester M1 1PW


KOR - 45-47 Newton St, Manchester M1 1FT
KOR is divided into 2 unique concepts. Concept 1 is the Resistance Studio. This urban inspired studio is all business when it comes to lifting weights, and HIIT training. With specifically designed classes aimed at hitting different muscle groups each day. KOR’s HIIT classes burn tons of calories and get you in shape too!

We are pleased to offer the preferential rates below:

1 class £15, 5 classes £70, 10 classes £130, 20 classes £220

We also have an Unlimited Membership which is £90 per month and this comes with a tonne of extras such as body composition consultations, Personal Training - £75 per session off peak hours. Peak hours (during scheduled classes) £175. Exclusive Studio hire - £150 peak. £50 off peak

PURE GYM - Great Ancoats St, Manchester M4 6DE
Our partnership with Pure Gym, located just across the canal from our apartments on Great Ancoats Street, means that all our residents can use the first-class facilities that Pure Gym has to offer and get 10% off membership at the same time. You can also benefit from this offer at the Urban Exchange, Market Street or Spinningfields PureGyms. To take advantage of this special resident benefit, just get in touch with our team.


GYM AND JUICE - 64 Oldham St, Basement, Manchester M4 1LE
Different from the usual health club offering a functional and fun environment with many classes and sessions including Vinyasa Flow.