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Most Instagramable Locations: Manchester

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By Libby Holland 

If you want to give that Instagram feed an update, with some places that were simply made for the 'gram, then Manchester's got you covered, from nightlife to cafes. 

 

Here's our run down of Manchester's Most Instagramable Locations: 

HAMPTON & VOUIS

31 Princess St, Manchester M2 4EW

In the hustle and bustle of Manchester City centre there is sometimes nothing nicer than finding a spot that allows you to get away from it all. Hamptons and Vouis is a great place to get that perfect snap, while sipping a coffee. The relaxing, tranquil environment is a mix of modern minimalist design paired with dreamy retro pieces for that perfect insta backdrop.

 

 

 

NORTHERN FLOWER

58 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LG

Northern Flower is a picture-perfect flower shop in Manchester, not only on the inside but also overflowing onto the street in front. Probably Manchester's most photographed flower shop, it provides the perfect natural, urban mix and the displays change seasonally so you can grab an Insta-worthy picture all year round.

 

 

 

EVELYN’S Cafe AND BAR

44 Tib St, Manchester M4 1NB

Evelyn's cafe and bar is succulent heaven, and a plant lovers dream, making it a great photo spot for anyone. With its bare brick walls, abundance of hanging plants, wooden window seat, and industrial chic decor, this is a definitely a place to be seen in the Northern Quarter.

 

 

 

BARTON ARCADE

48 Barton Square, Manchester M3 2BH

The stunning Victorian architecture style is truly beautiful and the stairways between floors are equally as stunning as well. Make sure to get here early as Barton Arcade is especially beautiful when it’s empty in the morning hours (just after opening), so you can capture it or yourself  with no interruption from  the crowds. 

 

 

 

SUNSET by AUSTRALASIA

1 The Avenue, Manchester M3 3AP

Neon lights? Check. Cocktails? Check. Millennial pink colour scheme? Check. Sunset by Australasia is the contemporary oasis of our dreams! This Insta-bait cocktail bar links to one of the most exclusive restaurants in Spinningfields, Australasia. Gain access via a secluded staircase inside the restaurant or through its own private entrance for a photo opp the 'gram will thank you for!

 

 

 

ARCHIES

115 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 7DU

Archie's milkshakes bring all the instagrammers to the yard, cause damn right It's a perfect place for posing by the pink neon signs. This pink playhouse features a shimmering pink glitter wall, pink neon slogans, pink semi-circular booths. Even the toilets are pink and there's something you don't find at every restaurant - a gigantic ball pool, filled with inflatable pink flamingos. It's like the inside of Barbie's brain.

 

 

 

FOUNDATION COFFEE HOUSE

Sevendale House, Lever St, Manchester M1 1JB

One of if not THE cities largest coffee spots, Foundation has taken over the ground floor of the Grade II-listed Sevendale House and we are hooked! The design draws inspiration from the architecture of the building itself, as well as from an era of industrial Victorian heritage that is seen across Manchester. They have incorporated intimate booths and sofas, individual spaces and communal tables while boasting design-led backdrops. Foundation coffee, is not only a coffee lovers paradise but a minimalist's dream.

 

 

 

THE REFUGE

Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA

Housed inside the beautifully grand Principle Hotel on Oxford Road, The Refuge is one of Manchester’s most stylish hangouts. They've brought the outside indoors with lush greenery and natural light; it's an Instagrammer's dream.

If you want to really nail that Instagram shot, take a seat in the winter garden and ask your companion to photograph you beside one of the fairy-light lit trees.

 

 

 

 

 

ALBERT SCHLOSS

27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR

Billed as a ‘Bohemian pleasure palace’ Albert Schloss is one of the most traditional Instagrammable places in Manchester. With its seriously eye catching store front making the German themed restaurant hard to miss. This is one place you definitely have to get to early if you want to avoid the mass crowd of night revellers queuing for the picture- op and cars/taxis parked out front.

 

 

 

KING STREET TOWN HOUSE

10 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AW

This one's a hotel, so you can only get this Instagram shot if you've booked in for a stay (sorry, but its worth it). Lots of the hotels in this area of the city boast a fabulous view of Town Hall and its clock tower, but only at the King Street Town house is there a infinity pool with the most amazing view of it!

This is without a doubt one of the most incredible Instagram spots that Manchester has to offer.

 

 

 

MENARGARIE

One New Bailey, New Bailey St, Salford M3 5JL

 

The birth place of cutesy features, stunning patterns, intricate design features, velvets and plush marble in this high-end and oh so attractive setting.

Menagerie is just Instagram HEAVEN and iconic in Manchester. Who doesn’t want a pic in a bath ball pit?! With pink neon quotes, stunning floral backdrops, a bath full of multi-coloured balls and a colour scheme that will make a statement on any Insta feed, this pretty in pink restaurant & bar is an Instagrammer’s playground.

 

 

 

GAUCHO

2A St Mary's St, Manchester M3 2LB

Black and white isn't just a dinner party theme at Gaucho, it's their very existence. In a converted church in the centre of Deansgate, Gaucho Manchester features an impressive original church organ, which sits at the centre of a split-level steakhouse dining room, while stunning chandeliers top off the eye-catching cow print interior.

We challenge you not to take a photo at Gaucho.

 

 

 

NORTHERN QUARTER 

Stevenson Square Manchester

 

If you’re looking for somewhere to get your creative juices flowing, the Northern Quarter – and its beating heart in Stevenson Square. With intricate and quirky shop displays, street art, and some pretty cool alleyways, the Northern Quarter is an absolute must if you are wanting to jazz up your Instagram feed. 

Discover plenty of photo opportunities, around every corner there is something new and intriguing but if you want to ensure a winning shot, head straight for Stevenson Square. In the centre of the street you’ll find a selection of the most photographed graffiti in the neighbourhood, all by a collective known as Outhouse MCR.

 

 

 

COPPER AND BLOSSOM

46 Oldham Rd, Great Ancoats St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5EE

The plush accommodation sleeps up to 8 people, with velvet adorned double beds surrounded by botanical flowers, a faux log burner, wood-panelled walls and – you guessed it, more flowers filling every space in sight. Copper and Blossom is Manchester's best kept secret. So shhhhhhh.

 

 

 

7 SINS

43-45 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FN

Descending a flight of stairs from street level, you'll find an underground lair with exposed brick walls and bare ceiling beams. Diners are being urged to 'give in to gluttony'. Decked out in graffiti motifs and neon lights, it's got the gritty dive bar look down to a tee, but there's a slick feel to the space that comes from its unique wall murals and vibrant atmosphere.

 

 

 

THE IVY 

The Pavilion, Byrom St, Manchester M3 3HG

 

In case you've been living under a rock, The Ivy finally spread its wings to Manchester. Split between the classic brasserie, an Asian-inspired restaurant and the flora-filled rooftop, this isn't one to miss, in-fact the whole three story building isn’t one to miss. With the Geisha Room featuring a striking pink onyx bar, decadent furnishings, colourful Asian-inspired fabrics and a gold leaf ceiling, all set against artwork in floor to ceiling mirrors. The Ivy is also home to probably the most Instagramable toilets of all time (yes we're talking toilets again), fitted with its very own statue, yes you read that right. Statue. You have to see it to believe it.

 

 

 

COCO CABANA

7 Murray St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6HS

Colourful chocolates line up along a marble counter top, espresso Martinis are shaken and poured, a sausage dog snoozes on a window seat - have we just found heaven? Inside, an enormous floral mural flourishes across one wall, matched with pretty velvet furniture dotted around and plants draping from gold shelving.
 
They even have their very own guest of honour, Frank the miniature dachshund (who belongs to the Coco Cabana founder), he even has his very own tiny velvet armchair in the window.
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