Manchester Office Profile

Our office sits in the heart of the thriving Spinningfields area of the city with breathtaking (and sometimes distracting) views of the city and the Peak District. It’s smaller than some of our other offices, but it’s still got plenty to offer.

  • Fast Facts

    Numbers

    215+ Employees
    28+ Partners
    128+ Qualified Solicitors
    17+ Trainee Solicitors

    At the office you’ll find:

    • A small but friendly deli providing coffee, food and snacks throughout the day
    • Secure bike storage facilities and showers with fresh towels provided daily
    • Car parking spaces which can be used at weekends for shopping trips or city visits

  • The best places to eat, drink and shop

    Manchester has a wide variety of bars and restaurants, most of which are a short walk from the office and serve everything from deep-fried macaroni cheese to AA rosette fine dining.

    Breakfast

    Whether you’re looking for a full English or a lighter alternative, Manchester can cater for all tastes.

    • Just outside the office is Pret a Manger which can offer healthy alternatives to start your day and is always bustling with professionals on their way to work
    • If you’re interested in sitting down to a heartier breakfast, just a short walk away from the office on Deansgate, Cicchetti (located in the House of Fraser) offers a full English breakfast or you could visit Bill’s to choose from their extensive breakfast menu
    •  If it’s something cheap and cheerful you’re looking for, the Arndale Food Markets come highly recommended, where you pay less for more

    Lunch

    Looking for a quick snack bite, or something more substantial?  The Manchester office is perfectly located to suit all your culinary needs.

    • Located in Spinningfields itself is Bagel Nash, serving bagels of all varieties.  Alternatively you could try The Kitchens for a tasty steak sandwich
    • If you’re looking for a healthier option, Spinningfields doesn’t disappoint.  Its offers you a healthy taste of the Far East with Nudu and Wahu making sure your options are open
    • If you’ve got a bit more time on your hands, you can treat yourself to a burger at GBK or Handmade Burger Co.
    • Delight in the array of flame-grilled meat at Artisan or relish the delights of Nandos Peri Peri chicken

    Dinner

    Manchester provides an ever-changing range of venues for those motivated by their tastebuds.

    • In the immediate vicinity of the office, you’ll find Australasia serving the best of, well, Australia and Asia…
    • Fazenda for those dedicated carnivores among you or Thaikun for those of you wishing to relive your trips to Asia
    • A short walk up Deansgate you’ll find the refurbished Corn Exchange, a hub of restaurants located within a beautiful setting and serving everything from Brazilian and Vietnamese food

    Coffee

    If you’re looking for a standard cup of coffee, Manchester is well-served by the large coffee companies so you will never need to look very far. As an alternative, the Manchester office deli serves (quite fantastic) Grumpy Mule coffee at a discounted rate. However…

    • If you’re willing to splash out and treat yourself, Harvey Nichols on Exchange Square does a lovely afternoon tea. You can do a spot of people-watching from the floor to ceiling windows and whilst being treated to delightful cakes, scones and sandwiches as well as unlimited tea and coffee
    • If you’re willing to walk the 20 minutes to the Northern Quarter there are plenty of quirky coffee shops in the area, serving a delicious range of speciality coffees. A personal favourite is North Tea Power on Tib Street
    • Close to the office on Quay Street, you will find Caffeine & Co, which serve fresh coffee and also a range of cakes, biscuits and soups, all of which are homemade

    After Work

    Manchester has a vibrant and varied nightlife from fancy cocktails in Spinningfields to chilled out drinks by the canal in Castlefield.

    • Spinningfields is busy and buzzing with cocktail bars and restaurants, many of which offer discounts for those who work in the area.  Just steps away from the office are The Alchemist, Lawn Club and Oast House
    • If you want to escape the working world the independent bars and restaurants of the Northern Quarter are just a 20-minute walk away

    Shopping

    Manchester people are famed for their love of fashion and shopping, and there are plenty of places to explore.

    • Market Street – there are plenty of high street shops on Market Street for all your everyday essentials. There is always something going on, music being played and, if you love the hustle and bustle of city living, this is the place to be
    • King Street – if you’re looking for more high-end fashion try King Street. The cobbled streets make you feel like you’re outside of the city centre, whilst giving you all the designer stores you could ever wish for. There’s a wide variety of shops, such as Cath Kidston, Jack Wills, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Ted Baker, Reiss, Hugo Boss and more
    • The Arndale Centre – whether its new clothes for the office, a gorgeous outfit for that special night out, a gift for a friend or food shopping the Centre and the Arndale Markets has everything in abundance
    • The Trafford Centre – if you were to go to the Trafford Centre from the city centre, it is easily accessible and will take around 15 minutes on bus that you can catch from Piccadilly gardens. A particular favourite for Christmas shopping
    • Don’t forget the Christmas markets which makes their appearance around November. From mulled wine and hot food to beautiful little trinkets there really is something for everyone and it is always a really special time of year in the city

  • Sport & Fitness

    Our proximity to Manchester’s canal paths means you won’t be short of walking or running companions if you like a leg stretch at lunch time. You’ll also find there are plenty of teams you can join.

    • If you like to get your exercise out of the way at the beginning of the day, sign up to our early morning boot camp sessions
    • Or join in. We’ve got a football team, a mixed touch rugby team and a running club.
    • There are also three different gyms and a hot yoga studio within 5-10 minutes’ walk of the office

  • Local attractions, culture and the arts

    Manchester is buzzing with things to see and do. From its permanent art collections to its festivals and one-off events, it’s one of the UK’s most exciting places to be.

    • If art’s your thing, Manchester City Art Gallery and the Lowry should be on the top of your list
    • The Manchester International Festival comes round every two years and is your chance to see the premieres of plays, art performances and music pieces
    • The Library Theatre, Royal Exchange and Palace Theatre are all noted for the quality of the plays they put on – and all are within 20 minutes’ walk of the office
    • Head to the Cornerhouse if you’re a film buff. They also host talks, events and exhibitions
    • Manchester is rightly famous for its football. You can take a tour of both stadiums (United and City), and visit the National Football Museum – entry’s free
    • There are also food festivals, one of the best Pride parades in the UK, pop-up galleries, and, of course, Coronation Street.