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

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Band On The Wall

Early-19th Century boozer turned world class music venue welcoming a stacked calendar of international touring artists and highly respected educational arm.
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Nice Things

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

Carhartt Work In Progress Store 2

The official Carhartt Work In Progress shop offers a comprehensive collection of durable and comfortable clothing


Award-winning vegan pizzeria offering an array of plant-based pizzas and indulgent desserts with a focus on sustainability.


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

Tiki Hideaway

Underground 1950s inspired tropical slice of Tiki goodness in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Lucy & Yak

Leaders of the Comfort Movement, Lucy & Yak is known for its joyful clothing that inspires people to find comfort in their choices and themselves.
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Craft beers, natural wines, and Nell’s Pizza in a hip, redesigned space perfect for casual hangouts.

The Bay Horse Tavern

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

Bionic Seven

One of the Northern Quarter’s original vintage menswear stores, renowned for expert curation, ethical practices, and sourcing collector’s items
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Rustic bar and eatery with rooftop terrace in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter neighbourhood

The Liars Lounge

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


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