Manchester is one of the World’s top destinations, and it’s no surprise why. The city is a jam packed with reasons to visit, from its leading art and culture, inspired food and drink, extensive shopping, Christmas markets, music scene, vibrant nightlife, museums, and galleries, and obvs - the sport. Manchester United's Old Trafford is less than 12 minutes away, and Manchester City's Etihad Stadium is less than 10 minutes away.

If in addition to being a spectator - being sporty is your thing, we've got you covered. There are multiple gyms within walking distance of the hotel, yoga and fitness studios, Bodybarre and boxing classes or scenic urban running routes along the canal paths.

LEVEN Manchester is at home in the city’s vibrant village district, centered around Canal Street, bustling with a unique atmosphere and a tonne of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs and within easy walking distance of the Northern Quarter, China Town, Piccadilly Station, and city center shopping. There are too many to choose from, but we gave it a shot and here are a few of our favourite local haunts.

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Deadstock General Store

Artfully curated nicks and knacks, trinkets, cosmetics, terrariums and all the things you didn’t know you needed but fell in love with.

Fred Aldous

Got a crafty itch to scratch? Head on over to this temple of stationery. Packed all kinds of art supplies, haberdashery, homewares, books, and haberdashery (how often do you read that word?).

Old Trafford

Home to Manchester United and nicknamed 'The Theatre of Dreams' by Bobby Charlton. At almost 75,000 seats it's the largest football stadium in the UK and just a hop, skip and header from Leven Manchester.

Manchester City's Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium is just 10 minutes away from Leven and is home to the Premier League's Manchester City Football Club. You can practically smell the cut grass from the hotel bar...

Bar Pop

A Village institution, Bar Pop is the only independently run and owned venue run by a drag queen and is a firm local favourite for not only it’s riotous cabarets and shows but it’s inclusivity.

Beaumont Organic

This ethical womenswear and homewares brand, with designs crafted in Manchester, is strong on style and has been working to pave the way for fashion to have a more sustainable future for years.

Nice Things Plant Shop

We’ve never met a plant we didn’t like. This place is plant paradise. Packed full of all kinds of fun greenery, big, small and teeny, all against artful backdrops of neon and millennial pink. Need we say more? Insta heaven.

Speak in Code

This award-winning cocktail bar is hidden away in a side street, but not shy when it comes to its forward thinking and sustainably focused cocktail list. When eating’s not cheating - the snacks are deliciously naughty and vegan to boot.

Canal Street & the Gay Village

Canal Street in the Gay Village is recognised as the UK's LGBT centre outside of London and is home to numerous annual events, such as Sparkle the Trans Festival, the Bears Bash and The Skins Weekend. Canal Street has been featured in the original 'Queer as Folk' and 'It's a Sin' and is home to Manchester Pride, the UK's most successful Annual Pride event. Check out Canal Street Online for the latest news and events.

Dog Shop Manchester

Your faithful friend deserves only the best. Go walkies and trot over to Dog Shop on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter. This cute boutique is packed with premium dog accessories, toys and healthy treats guaranteed to make your pouch feel pampered.


V1BE is 'Manchesters' best workout' and a kettle bell's throw from the hotel. With classes targeting different parts of your body each time - what is guaranteed is that you will get your sweat on and get a work out that kicks your ass.