Best of holiday apartments and houses to rent in Manchester
Find cheap accommodation and holiday homes in Manchester, UK
Book an apartment in Manchester, a city that is thought of by many as ‘UK’s second city’ - you won’t be disappointed! Here at Hundredrooms we know that it can be stressful to find the perfect holiday accommodation. That is why we collate thousands of Manchester holiday apartments across the city in one place so that you do not pay too much. By comparing across a range of our partners, we endeavour to find you the best holiday accommodation. We have some fantastic party apartments in Manchester which are an excellent idea if you’re travelling to make the most of its electric nightlife. Alternatively, we have weekend flats where you can pledge your allegiance and watch Manchester United at Old Trafford or Manchester City FC at Etihad Stadium, which electrifies the city's atmosphere every match day. Visit the trendy Northern Quarter and try one of the many local craft brews, and afterwards relax in an apartment with a hot tub. This vibrant British city is teeming with a cultural heritage that still makes the city centre a friendly and creative hub for people of all ages. Known for its friendly ‘Mancunian’ atmosphere, you are sure to fall in love with this city’s warm Northern charm. This industrial powerhouse is the perfect weekend destination where you can enjoy a studio apartment– it is a cosmopolitan and modern centre that speaks for itself in terms of music, sport, art and much more. Visit some of the best record and vintage shops in the city such as Afflecks Palace, and wander down to Salford Quays to see MediaCity, home to the UK’s largest media outlets such as the BBC and ITV. Booking a city warehouse apartment might mean staying in the upmarket districts of Castlefield, with quayside modern holiday lets overlooking the industrial red-brick parts of the city, or booking apartments to rent for 1 night in one of Manchester’s suburbs like Didsbury, for a leafy and residential experience. This city is one of the most multicultural that the UK offers – take a trip down to Curry Mile or Chinatown and experience some of the country’s best curry, shawarma, dim sum and falafel. We can help you to find hundreds of apartments to rent for the weekend in Manchester, or self-catering apartments from many of our partners. Don’t let the rain put you off; this city may not be known for its fantastic weather, but as Ian Brown, lead singer of city-born band The Stone Roses once said: ‘Manchester has everything, except a beach.’ So why not pick this vivacious city for a weekend city break, and Hundredrooms can help you find the perfectManchester accommodation to save you time and money.
Best areas in the Warehouse City
You can choose an apartmentin Manchester city centre, a flat to rent in the Northern Quarter, or a short stay apartment in one of the residential communities. The beauty of this city is that while it may be an industrial giant, it is full of luscious suburbs and access to green spaces all around. No matter where you go, you will be welcomed with open arms by the friendly Mancunian community. The city centre starts at Manchester Piccadilly which is the main hub of transport and shopping, and if you book one of our city apartments, you will never be too far away from the tram, Arndale shopping or Northern Quarter restaurants.
- Ancoats: An inner-city area undergoing much gentrification. Booking a one-bedroom Manchester apartment here will mean that you can stay in a traditional part of the city that is still adorned with old soap factories and red brick buildings, all whilst remaining within walking distance of the city centre.
- Salford: Cross the bridge from Deansgate and you will be in the town of Salford, a previous factory town that has now been regenerated significantly. Seen as the hub of political activism and community spirit in the city, you can choose a flat to rent in in a contemporary new building, or something more traditional.
- Spinningfields: Bordering the main thoroughfare of Deansgate, this is recently converted area with beautiful Northern architecture, modern apartments and business buildings. Booking a holiday rental here is great for one night in Manchester, if you want to be close to some of the most fashionable bars and restaurants such as Australasia, The Oast House and The Alchemist.
- Castlefield: A quayside, industrial and trendy area with plenty of bars and restaurants. You can stay in a fantastic party apartment overlooking the canal and still only be a stone’s throw from the city centre after your night out, or one of the sleekest penthouse apartments in Manchester.
- Northern Quarter: A cultural hub that is incubating Manchester’s growing art scene in the heart of the city. There are plenty of galleries, boutiques, record stores and adorable cafes for you to explore. It still harnesses a feeling of throwback Manchester and is the centre for music and arts in the city and is a great place for exploring its many Northern Quarter bars and live music venues. This part of the city has many great studio apartments to rent.
- Salford Quays: A cultural hub that is incubating the growing art scene in the heart of the city. There are a wide range of galleries, boutiques, record stores and adorable cafes for you to explore. It still harnesses a throwback ambience, and is the centre for music and arts in the city and is a great place for exploring its many Northern Quarter bars and live music venues. This area has many great luxury apartments to rent.
- Didsbury Village: If you’re looking for a delightful and green suburb, Didsbury has some of the best holiday lettings in the south of the city, and here you can find apartments with a hot tub. This area is well served by public transport and has many wonderful bars, restaurants and cafes. You will be spoilt for choice for luscious parks to walk the dog or take the family.
- Fallowfield: The student hub of is a young and lively area where there are lots of cafes, fast food restaurants and accommodation for your stay.
- Withington: A young suburb with a selection of cafes and restaurants. Book a cheap apartment here for a typical Mancunian experience.
- Levenshulme: Halfway between the city centre and Stockport, this is a lively and multicultural area with a fantastic community spirit and many pubs, antique stores, cafes and fast food shops.
- Chorlton-cum-Hardy: A picturesque suburb that is a fabulous contender for your weekend apartment in Manchester. Leafy and green with a range of delightful Victorian and Edwardian architecture, you are sure to enjoy staying in Chorlton. In recent years, it has developed a real ‘village’ feel with Beech Road housing many shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. It is perfect if you are looking for a short-term let for all the family. There are often many independent food and drink festivals in Chorlton that should not be missed, and this is a great spot for a holiday cottage.
- Canal Street: This is Manchester’s vibrant and friendly Gay Village, located just 5 minutes from Piccadilly. Along with Brighton and London, this is considered one of the most liberal cities of the UK. The LGBT community is widespread and is certainly a lively and exciting place to book one of the short term lets in Manchester.
- Rusholme: The home to Curry Mile and possibly the city’s most interesting and multicultural area with a good supply of Manchester city apartments.
Old Trafford and other points of interest in MCR
Greater Manchester has far too much heritage and prowess to run out of things to do. Having undergone a type of ‘renaissance’ in recent years, you are sure to be staying in one of the stylish and trendy holiday apartments we have found for you that is fully equipped and modernised. The city is situated in between the two stunning rural counties of Lancashire and Cheshire, and if you want a day trip, it is easy to reach the Peak District or the Pennines for an outdoor retreat. Enjoy the football for which it is famous, or retrace the steps of some of your favourite musical legends such as The Smiths and Oasis and explore its various record shops during your stay. Mancunians are very proud of their city, and it isn't hard to see why this is the case! There is plenty to see and do, and many great restaurants with a wide variety of flavours, nationalities and tastes. Visit during the summer months to experience some al-fresco dining and pubs from your city apartment – although we do warn you that rain is not uncommon! There is always a great cultural event going on, and we recommend that you visit for the Manchester International Festival. Wondering what to do in this weekend? Pick up a copy of the Manchester Evening News from a friendly face in the city centre, or look online. Look no further – we have a list of great things to keep you busy during your stay in a city warehouse apartment:
- Old Trafford: Home to Manchester United FC, the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ is one of the most famous football stadiums in the world and is the largest in the UK. Go to watch a Premier League football match, or go to the Old Traffic Cricket Ground and just half a mile away. The stadium is well connected to the tram network and can easily be reached from the city centre. You have the option of visiting the Old Trafford Museum & Tour and exploring the history of this iconic team.
- Etihad Stadium: Home to Manchester City FC, this is the fourth largest stadium in the UK Premier League. It holds host to many big names and concerts such as The Stone Roses, Coldplay and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- Museum of Science and Industry: This city, once known as ‘Cottonopolis’, has certainly achieved a lot in these fields, and this museum celebrates exactly that. Known as the world’s first industrial city, this museum houses the city’s oldest passenger railway station and warehouse. You can find out many things about the innovations in textiles, computing, communications and transport. During your trip, this is a great family day out with train rides and more.
- National Football Museum: Located in the centre is the national museum in the Urbis football, here you can find many collections on the beautiful game that forms much of the city’s cultural heritage and worldwide.
- John Rylands Library: One of the city’s most historic buildings, this is a late-Victorian neo-Gothic building on the famous street of Deansgate. Here you can study or see the special collections belonging to The University of Manchester Library.
- Imperial War Museum North: A museum and an example of eye-catching Deconstructivist architecture overlooking the Wharf. It is a great resource for the history of modern conflict and its impact on people.
- Manchester Cathedral: This beautiful building is in the Millennium Quarter and forms part of the city’s skyline.
- Manchester Art Gallery: A great idea for free things to do in Manchester and there are many changing exhibitions.
- Albert Square, Manchester: One of the most central squares that is home to the Manchester Town Hall and many bars and restaurants. It is certainly worth a visit for the sprawling Manchester Christmas markets every year.
- Manchester Museum: A museum conjoining the university which is set in one of its most beautiful neo-Gothic buildings, and displays artefacts of archaeology, natural history and anthropology. It is a great trip for all the family.
- Whitworth Art Gallery: A beautiful red brick art gallery located in Whitworth Park, which is home to many outdoor and indoor art instalments. The collections are free to visit and change regularly. There is an excellent café/restaurant for al fresco dining.
- Chinatown, Manchester: A vibrant area of the city centre that houses some of the best Asian restaurants and is a must see for Chinese New Year when it is beautifully decorated, contrasting Asian decoration with its classic redbrick. Visit this part of town for a karaoke evening or enjoy one of the delicious restaurants.
- People’s History Museum: An excellent historical archive of working people in an old hydraulic pumping station telling the history of democracy in the UK.
- Beetham Tower: Arguably the best way to see this city’s skyline, the Beetham Tower is the tallest building in the city and houses Cloud 23 Manchester, a trendy restaurant/bar on the 23rd floor which is perfect for afternoon tea. Take a trip up here to see the industrial city’s skyline and beyond to the rural areas of the Pennines and the Peak District.
- Greater Manchester Police Museum: Take a trip to an old police station to see the history of Victorian policing.
- Chill Factore: The city's answer to a ski slope located in the borough of Trafford.
- Granada Studios: Home to the former iconic television studios, and now a regenerated venue in the heart of the city centre for music and more. This was formerly the site for shows such as Coronation Street and Countdown, which have since been moved to MediaCity in Salford Quays.
- Alan Turing Memorial: A memorial dedicated to the English computer scientist that was instrumental in breaking the Enigma code, and is a revered figurehead for the LGBT movement.
- HOME Manchester: A multipurpose arts venue commissioned by film director Danny Boyle and home to many contemporary art, theatre and film screenings. It also houses one of the most popular bars in the city.
- Albert Hall, Manchester: A beautiful chapel hidden in Peter Street Manchester that has been converted into a great concert venue.
- Manchester Apollo: Manchester’s home of comedy and stand up shows.
- Manchester Gallery of Costume: Located in Platt Fields Park is this wonderful collection of costumes throughout history.
- The Lowry: A theatre and art gallery complex located on the Quays in a cutting-edge architectural build.
- Heaton Park: A large park with a petting zoo that is perfect for a day trip, and is the site for the annual Parklife Festival.
- Royal Exchange, Manchester: This stunning building was once the site of commodities exchange, particularly cotton and textiles across the world. It is now a theatre and hosts many great productions.
- Manchester Academy: A prerequisite of a visit involves seeing a gig and enjoying its varied musical heritage. Here is another great site located on Oxford Road Manchester where you can see all the buildings for the University of Manchester.
- Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden: A botanical paradise that is perfect for a walk from your holiday flat to rent in Didsbury.
- Legoland Manchester: A fun day out for all the family in the world of Lego.
- Canal Street: A pedestrianised street that attracts visitors worldwide to the Gay Village. It is full of gay bars and restaurants to be enjoyed particularly during Manchester Pride.
- Curry Mile, Manchester: This is exactly as it seems – a mile of the city’s best Asian and Middle Eastern restaurants. You’ll find it difficult to go wrong on this road in Rusholme.
- Manchester Arndale: The most centrally located shopping complex.
- Trafford Centre: A large indoor shopping centre located in Trafford which can be easily reached from the city centre.
- Sealife Centre Manchester: Also located in the Trafford Centre is this fantastic day out and the answer to a large collection of sealife.
Holiday rentals in Manchester
Nightlife in 'Madchester'
This city is moving upwards, and the reputation of the Manchester nightlife is now world-renowned. Clubs are are ten-fold, with a heritage dating back to the days of the Hacienda club and the famous ‘Madchester’ era. From one of our trendy Manchester serviced apartments, take a stroll into Northern Quarter to discover its live music venues, or visit the city from September to December to see the Manchester Warehouse Project. We recommend booking an apartment to rent in the city centre so that you can retire to after exploring the notorious nightlife of this city. There are a large number of upmarket pubs and cocktail bars in which make a Manchester Friday night nationally one of the best. Book a 2 bed apartment in the city centre or Castlefield and you will be walking distance from all the action. Deansgate is certainly a great location for many of the top bars, and Canal Street is also a top contender for a good night. Booking a holiday rental in city centre will put you in the middle of all the action. If you fancy seeing a show, you have the Palace Theatre Manchester or the Royal Exchange Theatre. There are endless music venues upholding its untouchable musical heritage, such as the Albert Hall Manchester and the Ritz Manchester which are all great places to see your favourite bands and artists. Book a short-stay apartment to see a gig this weekend!
Pet friendly apartments in Manchester
Destinations near Manchester
This city retains much of its industrial character and is therefore a well-connected city with many excellent transport links for when you visit your Manchester apartment to rent. You might consider visiting one of these destinations which can easily be reached by train, car or coach.
- Liverpool: This former mercantile city was awarded City of Culture, and is a red brick hub with a whole heap of musical heritage to sink your teeth into. Find the best apartments in Liverpool here.
- Leeds: A Northern UK city that is moving up the ranks in terms of industrial and business prowess. Once a former mill town, it is now a trendy urban city with some of the best cultural and shopping offerings in the UK. It features many chic apartments along the waterfront and some of the most elaborate Victorian shopping arcades in the country. Discover your ideal Leeds apartment now.
- Birmingham:The second biggest city in the UK according to population, and as one of the fastest developing has transformed into one of the best hubs for shopping and urban living. Infusing contemporary architecture and citylife with the rich industrial past of the Black Country, you certainly won't run out of things to do in terms of nightlife, gastronomy or the arts. Compare between Birmingham apartments to rent now.