First Street – Manchester

First Street is a relatively new neighbourhood in Manchester city centre. Situated south of Petersfield and west of Oxford Road it offers a modern theatre and arts venue, restaurants, offices, and apartments.

The major attraction here is HOME, a centre for theatre, film, and contemporary art.  Junkyard Golf Club offers 3 unique crazy golf courses.

View of HOME Manchester and statue of Friedrich Engels
View of HOME Manchester and statue of Friedrich Engels

First Street also boasts a substantial amount of office accommodation. Businesses based here include Gazprom Energy and Odeon.

Number One First Street offices, Manchester
Number One First Street – Offices

Tony Wilson Place is a public square at the heart of the development. It is named after Tony Wilson, the founder of Factory Records and the Hacienda nightclub.

A statue of Friedrich Engels stands in the centre of the Tony Wilson Place. The German philosopher collaborated with Karl Marx in the foundation of communism. In the mid-19th century he spent time living and working in Manchester. The statue was erected in 2017 as part of the Manchester International Festival after being recovered from a village in eastern Ukraine.

Bunny Jackson's bar, Jack Rosenthal Street, Manchester
Bunny Jackson’s bar, Jack Rosenthal Street
Starbucks, First Street, Manchester


Hotels and places to stay in and around First Street include:

  • Innside by Melia Manchester
View of Innside by Melia, Beetham Tower, and Hacienda, Manchester
View of Innside by Melia, Beetham Tower, and Hacienda

Getting There and Transport

First Street is located close to two train stations. Deansgate Train Station lies a couple of hundred yards to the west. Manchester Oxford Road is just east.

View of Manchester Oxford Road Train Station from First Street
Manchester Oxford Road Train Station – Viewed from First Street

Manchester Piccadilly, the city’s main train station, is around ½ mile away. A free bus service leaves from outside the station entrance. It stops on Whitworth Street West, immediately north of First Street. The service also calls at Manchester Victoria.

The closest Metrolink Station tram stop is Deansgate-Castlefield.

First Street boasts its own car park. Q-Park First Street is a secure, multi-storey car park with spaces for 700 vehicles. The car park is open 24 hours, every day of the week. Use the postcode M15 4FN to find it using a sat nav.


A map of First Street is shown below. Click on an point of interest for further information.