Manchester Travel Guide

April 17, 2020  •  1 Comment

Manchester: Stay, Eat,Visit

With so many of my clients travelling to shoot with me, I am constantly asked for hotel and restaurant recommendations. Why not make a night of it? A previous industrial city which thrived on the cotton industry (Belle Privé Studio is based at a Grade II listed former Cotton Mill) Manchester is now a world player in terms of restaurants, shopping and nightlife. A thriving cosmopolitan city which really has it all*, from some of the UK's finest art galleries and museums to historic buildings, great shopping, nightlife and of course football.

*Apologies for the weather!

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Here are my top picks if you are planning a night or two in the city.



  • The closest hotel to the studio is the Ibis Pollard Street which is about a third of a mile away from the studio itself. It is a comfortable 2* hotel who often have special offers.


  • Just over half a mile from the studio and in the heart of Manchester's famous Northern Quarter, is the very stylish Cow Hollow Hotel.


  • For a little luxury, why not make a night of it at one of Manchester's best hotels, Hotel Gotham, The Lowry or Stock Hotel. All are 5* hotels and within about a mile of the studio.


There is definitely no shortage of hotels and accommodation. For more, take a look at:

(The postcode of the studio is M4 7JA).

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Manchester is one of the UK's gastronomic capitals with some fine restaurants, including it's very own Michelin starred restaurant half a mile from the studio!

  • Mana - Michelin starred restaurant offering incredibly inventive food. Perfect for a special occasion.


  • The French - Manchester's long standing award winning restaurant offering fine dining in sumptuous setting.


  • Tattu - extravagant, oriental restaurant


From a huge Chinatown, to the Curry Mile, Vietnamese, Mexican, British, Celebrity Hangouts and small independent coffee shops, Manchester has every cuisine you can think of. You can find more information here:

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Manchester really has it all when it comes to shopping, nightlife and attractions and all fairly accessible too. Whatever you are into, you will find something of interest.

You can find more information here:

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For the full directions to the studio including travel by car, train, bus or plane, click here.


I look forward to welcoming you to the studio and if you need any further help or advice, just ask!


Nice Manchester travel guide!
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