Northern Quarter

Manchester's vibrant cultural hub and the city's most dynamic neighbourhood.

About the Northern Quarter

Nestled in the heart of Manchester, the Northern Quarter is renowned for its eclectic mix of independent shops, trendy bars, and innovative eateries. This urban paradise is a magnet for creatives, offering a unique blend of historic charm and contemporary cool. Explore the area’s iconic street art, vintage boutiques, and record stores that define its distinct character. Whether you’re a foodie seeking gourmet delights or an art enthusiast looking to discover the latest gallery exhibits, the Northern Quarter has something for everyone.

Places in the Northern Quarter highlights the best places to visit, including popular spots like Afflecks, a multi-story emporium of eclectic retailers, and the Craft and Design Centre, where local artists showcase their work. Experience the lively nightlife with a visit to renowned bars such as The Whiskey Jar and Night & Day Café. For coffee aficionados, the Northern Quarter boasts some of Manchester’s finest cafes, perfect for a cozy retreat. Explore, discover, and enjoy all that this iconic area has to offer.

Northern Quarter

Sorting places

Lost Cat

Unassuming florist facade leads to two floors of dining fun, offering affordable brunch, BOGOF cocktails, vegan options, and lively weekend DJs.

Nice Things

One of the country's largest independent houseplant stores on the bustling Oldham Street with exceptional customer service


The modernist specialises in books, stationery, homeware, artworks and prints related to twentieth century and modernist architecture and design

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Housing independent designers and makers for over 40 year offering on-site crafts, exhibitions, workshops, and artisan café.

The Rose & Monkey Hotel

Manchester institution with pub, apartments, wine room and brilliant beer garden.

The Liars Lounge

Second floor Tiki haven at Cane & Grain, with enough bottles of rum to build a bridge to Barbados.

Forbidden Planet

Graphic novel/comic store with merchandise & T-shirts, plus character figures & toys.

Crazy Pedro’s NQ

Mexican-themed late night pizza and party spot open daily until 4am with Manchester’s largest tequila and mezcal selection.

Cane & Grain

Huge range of draught beers meets a wide selection of meats and sauces, with a skate culture twist.


DJ sets, themed quizzes, live and classic sports matches, retro video games, booze, burgers and dogs.

Vinyl Revival

Record shop specialising in the sounds of Manchester back to the 1950s, plus rare collectables, clothing and homeware


Art-led florists studio bringing moments of wonder to the Northern Quarter and creating joy in the everyday

The Bay Horse Tavern

Victorian boozer meets modern dining at an address that dates back to the early 19th Century.

Tokyo Ramen

Stripped-back noodle bar delivering a maximalist ramen experience, celebrating the beauty of broth in an intimate, no-nonsense setting.

Carhartt Work In Progress Store

First Northern Quarter store of hit streetwear-inspired fashion brand for men and women

Beaumont Organic

Responsible, ethical, and sustainable cotton, linen, and recycled denim women’s wear, in a store to die for.