121 Princess Street: An Area Guide

Posted Aug 12, 2019
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121 Princess Street: An area guide

Interested in living in our 121 Princess Street apartments? Complete with over 120 studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, you will be in one of Manchester’s best postcodes. Our 121 Princess Street apartments come fully furnished with all your utilities included in the price. If you’re new to the Manchester, or just want to know what it’s like living on Princess Street, we’ve put together this essential guide to help you make the most of your experience living with Manchester Apartments.


Located in the heart of the city centre, 121 Princess Street is the pinnacle of city centre living. Transport couldn’t be easier with Manchester Oxford Road train station a 5-minute walk away, and with Manchester Piccadilly station being an 8-minute walk in the other direction, 121 Princess Street benefits from being an effortless walk between the two. So, whether you’re a commuter or simply like to travel, 121 Princess Street is the place for you.

Equally, if you’re studying in Manchester it couldn’t be any easier for you either! Manchester Metropolitan University is within a 10-minute walk whilst University of Manchester is less than 15 minutes up the road. Don’t fancy the walk? There are regular buses from India House bus stop, just two minutes away, that will take you directly to the universities.

 Manchester Train

Where’s my nearest…?


Being based in the city centre means you’ll be spoilt for choice for most things, gyms being one. Your closest is the Bannatyne Health Club on Whitworth Street West (an estimated three-minute walk away). The gym is fully kitted out and includes high-octane Les Mills classes as well as functional training classes.




Feeling under the weather? Boots pharmacy is your closest, located on Portland Street and only 0.2 miles away. Cameolord Pharmacy is your next closest, being 0.3 miles away and is open until midnight.

Supermarkets & convenience stores

For local amenities the possibilities are endless. Your closest shop is Spar across the road. For bigger shops you’ve got the M&S food hall, Tesco Metro on Market Street and Aldi within the Arndale Centre, all of which are within walking distance of your apartment.

Pubs and Nightlife

As Manchester is world renowned for its nightlife, there’s no shortage of bars, pubs and clubs within walking distance of 121 Princess Street. Just down the road is the notorious club FAC251, Joshua Brooks and a little further along brings you to Revolution. Manchester city centre practically has a bar on every street, so whatever your preference, we can guarantee you’ll find the place for you.

Hair Salons

If you’re in need of a little pampering, Village Hair Salon is one of your closest offering a range of treatments for both men and women; highly rated by locals and offer student discounts too! Fretwell Bennett is another great local option, and existing guests can enjoy 20% off – so it’s worth becoming a loyal client!

Eating Out

Being in central Manchester means you can rely on countless food options right on your doorstep. If you don’t feel like leaving your flat, everyone’s best friends Uber Eats and Deliveroo will deliver directly to your door. The second largest Chinatown in the UK is less than a 10-minute stroll from your apartment, so be sure to check out the culinary delights on offer there. The Central Retail District is jam-packed full of your familiar chain restaurants. If you would rather explore somewhere new, head to the Northern Quarter and you’ll find the prettiest locally owned cafes and restaurants in town. [Pictured: Cottonopolis Northern Quarter] 


Outside Spaces

We know the importance of connecting with nature , and being based in Manchester city centre doesn’t mean you have to compromise on that. Within a short walk of 121 Princess Street you’ll find yourself at Sackville Gardens, an attractive open space surrounded by Manchester’s beautiful Victorian architecture. You’ll forget you’re even in one of the biggest cities in the UK. 121 Princess Street is also on the doorstep of Vimto Park, which has become something of an iconic spot in Manchester. It’s named after the giant wooden Vimto bottle erected there as a memorial to the soft drink created nearby over 100 years ago. Check out our blog post for all your local parks in Manchester city centre here.

Vimto Park

We hope this guide has given you an insight into the lifestyle you can expect when living at 121 Princess Street. With limited availability remaining for September 2019, be sure to contact us today too book your place! If you love 121 Princess Street as much as we do, be sure to tell us your favourite things to do locally on Twitter.

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