Little Lever Street: an area guide

Posted Sep 19, 2019
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Little Lever Street: An area guide

Situated in the heart of the Northern Quarter, our Little Lever Street Apartments have the best of what Manchester has to offer right on the doorstep! Housed in a 1930s converted mill, our Little Lever Street apartments are fully furnished and include all bills.   

If you’re new to Manchester, or want to know what it’s like living on Little Lever Street, we’ve put together this guide to help you make the most of your living experience with Manchester Apartments.  


Little Lever Street is conveniently located a 10-minute walk to Manchester Piccadilly, connecting you to the rest of the UK. Manchester Piccadilly also has regular trams and trains running to Manchester Airport, if you wanted to go further afield. A 5-minute walk from Little Lever Street will take you to Piccadilly Gardens, home to a bus station and Metrolink stop, making travel around Manchester very easy. If you’re a student, you are within walking distance of both Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester. If the weather’s bad or you don’t fancy the walk, the 142 and 143 Magic Bus from Piccadilly Gardens will take you to both universities for just £1.50 each way. 

 whats local

So, what’s local?

Your Little Lever Street apartment has plenty of amenities close by. For essential items, your closest local shop is Tesco Express at Piccadilly Gardens. If you’re looking for a larger shop, Aldi is only a 6-minute walk from your apartment at the Urban Exchange.

Closest pharmacy 

If you’re feeling unwell, Boots is the closest pharmacy  to you. If you’re really unwell and need a doctor, register with one close by or visit the walk-in centre on Oxford Road, but only if you’re in need of urgent care.

If you need a late night pharmacy, Cameolord Pharmacy is open until midnight and is only a 14-minute walk  from your apartment.

 Northern Quarter

Best for food

The Northern Quarter is famous for its independent bars, cafes and restaurants, so you have plenty of choice right on your doorstep. Slice, situated in Stephenson Square serves up delicious pizza, by the slice, all year round. You only have to walk around the Northern Quarter to discover countless options for eating out in Manchester.

If you’re looking for more mainstream eateries, Piccadilly Gardens has plenty to choose from and is only a 5-minute walk from your apartment.

Best for a drink 

As we mentioned above,  the Northern Quarter is famous for its independent bars. If you’re looking for a classy cocktail venue, The Fitzgerald is a low-lit, speakeasy style bar that will make you feel like you’ve just stepped onto the set of the Great Gatsby. If cocktails aren’t for you, Cain & Grain has a great selection of craft beers, spirits and soft drinks. If you’re a bit of a beer fanatic, they host a regular beer masterclass, where you can work your way through the American craft beer revolution.

 Northern Quarter Bars

Best for a dance

You can certainly dance the night away in the Northern Quarter! Stephenson Square has dancing venues aplenty, from NoHo to Hula Tiki, you’ll easily find enough places to showcase your best moves and let off some steam after a long week of lectures. One of our favourite venues is El Capo, a Spanish themed bar that serves up delicious cocktails and great music.

Best for some retail therapy

If you love shopping, you’re in the right city. Manchester is a shopper’s paradise, full of independent, luxury and high-street stores.

Market Street is the main shopping area in Manchester, home to The Arndale shopping centre and all of your well known brands. For independent shops, you don’t have to travel far as you have plenty to choose from in the Northern Quarter. Affleck’s on Short Street is a treasure trove for shoppers with 73 businesses set across 4 floors. From vintage clothes and vinyl to top hats and tattoos, Affleck’s certainly has something for everyone.

If you’re willing to travel a little further, The Trafford Centre, situated 4 miles west of the city centre, is Manchester’s shopping destination. The Trafford centre is home to a vast array of shops, restaurants and even an IMAX theatre. 

 Shopping in Manchester

Best for a haircut

If you need a haircut, colour or want your hair styling before a big event, there are plenty of options around you. We’d recommend downloading the Treatwell app to find the best salon that works for you. Treatwell is a European-wide app and website that will match you with local salons and beauticians at great prices, often offering top discounts too. 

Best for a workout

You’ll quickly learn that it rains a lot in Manchester, so you might not always want to workout outside. PureGym at the Urban Exchange is your closest big gym. With plenty of exercise classes and modern equipment, it’s a great place workout after a day in the library.

We hope this guide has given you an insight into living in the Northern Quarter. With limited availability remaining for 2019, be sure to contact us today to book your place. If you love Little Lever Street as much as we do, tweet us your favourite things to do locally on Twitter

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