King Street: An area guide
Looking into living on King Street? Our high-spec studio and 1-bedroom duplex apartments fit perfectly amongst King Street’s rich history and inspiring architecture. Located in the heart of the city centre, King Street is a well-established luxury shopping destination within Manchester. If you’re new to the city, or want to know more about King Street, read on!
Nestled amongst a combination of 18th and 19th century buildings, Manchester Apartments’ King Street development has been sympathetically renovated to provide practical living spaces, as well as maintaining the buildings’ historic charm.
Getting around the city from King Street is effortless. A short walk will take you to Market Street, where the Metrolink can take you as far as Manchester Airport or MediaCityUK. Similarly, Manchester Piccadilly train station is less than a 15-minute walk away, with trains to London Euston taking just over two hours.
Local amenities are all easily reached from King Street. Within walking distance is a Sainsburys local, Tesco Metro and Aldi within Manchester Arndale shopping centre. A pharmacy can be found within Boots on Market Street, as well as a walk-in centre for more serious problems.
Best for food
Food options are by the abundance on King Street. Some highlights are El Gato Negro Tapas, its award-winning menu combines modern and traditional Spanish flavours, and techniques offering seasonally influenced dishes, based on high-quality and locally sourced ingredients.
Image: El Gato Negro Tapas
Miller and Carter are another eatery occupying King Street, known to be the ‘masters of steak’ they use fresh ingredients and prime cuts of meat to deliver a great meal with great service, which is perhaps the reason they have been awarded the ‘Masters of Steak’ award from the Craft Guild of Chefs.
Rosso, located in Spring Gardens is another fine dining option. Upon entering the listed Grade-II listed building, you’re greeted with awash of shades of white, designed to replicate some of the world’s most premium dining locations. Owned by none other than Rio Ferdinand, the restaurant specialises in creative and traditional Italian dishes.
Best for a drink
Vesper, located just off King Street is another must see. The sleek bar is home to a vast cocktail and drinks menu, with trendy interiors and a heated outdoor terrace, Vesper is a great venue to show off to your friends.
Image: Vesper Cocktail Bar
Best for a dance
Alberts Schloss is located on Peter Street, just down the road from King Street. The venue is a weekend hotspot for locals and visitors alike travelling to sample Schloss’ Pilsner, all the way from the Pilsner Urquell brewery in Plzeň. If you’re a cocktail drinker, their happy hour on cocktails and prosecco on tap will keep you merry! Once you’ve finished watching their daily live performances, head downstairs and make the most of their free photobooth.
Best for some retail therapy
Retail Therapy is what King Street is best known for, with opulent brands such as Vivienne Westwood, The White Company, Jigsaw and Chanel occupying the street. If you’re a fan of beauty, you’ll love the fact you are down the road from L’Occitane, Kiehls and Kedem Cosmetics. King Street is also home to Whitehall Galleries, as well as Castle Fine Arts, so you will be able to decorate your apartment with ease!
Best for a workout
Gyms are aplenty in the city centre, however a notable location is the Bannatyne Health Club on Quay Street. The fully kitted out gym, with a large swimming pool is a great place to burn off some energy, complimented by their luxurious health spa with a 20% discount for members on all treatments.
Best for nature
Living in the city centre doesn’t mean you need to be cooped up indoors all day, Manchester city centre has a huge number of parks and public spaces to get some all-important fresh air. Have a look at our blog post to see all of the parks surrounding King Street.
We hope this guide has given you an idea of the lifestyle you can expect whilst living at our King Street apartments, and the local amenities surrounding you. What’s your favourite thing about living on King Street? Tell us about it over on Twitter