The Principal Manchester, the city's institution

charm – must-go-to
The Principal Manchester, the city's institution

A ten-minute walk away from Piccadilly Gardens, The Principal Manchester will be a personal favourite during your city break.

In Manchester, everybody knows this building. Its red, Victorian figure on Oxford Street topped with a bell tower never ceases to amaze passersby. Built in the 19th century for an insurance company, it now welcomes visitors of The Principal Manchester. With more than 270 rooms, the four-star hotel looks like a palace. Proof be the decoration, inspired by the location's original style, the ceiling height, the monochrome and geometrical patterns as well as the walk-in showers in the bathrooms, not mentioning the various little attentions that discreetly make the address special. As for the candy box that proudly sits on your desk, it will delight the kid in you.

The hotel's location will make it easy to walk to most of Manchester's attractions. However, if idleness were to get the upper hand, for pre-dinner drinks for instance, there is no need to even leave the hotel: the in-house bar is deemed one of the very best in town. Order a cocktail under the glass dome of the winter garden and make yourself comfortable to relax in an idyllic setting.

The Principal Manchester
Oxford Street
Manchester M60 7HA

+44 (0)161 288 1111 

Rooms: from 121 GBP