Spinningfields is a commercial, retail, and residential development in central Manchester.

Home to many modern office buildings, the development Is Manchester’s equivalent of London’s Canary Wharf.

Businesses based here include PwC, Grant Thornton, Deloitte, BNY Mellon, HSBC, MediaCom, and Shoosmiths.

1 Hardman Street, Spinningfields
1 Hardman Street

The Manchester Civil Justice Centre is one of the most striking buildings in the city. It is noted for its 11,000 square metre hung glass wall and the cantilevered court rooms that project from the building.

Manchester Civil Justice Centre
Manchester Civil Justice Centre
3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester
3 Hardman Square

The Leftbank is a mainly residential area located to the west of the development. Overlooking the River Irwell, it boasts over 400 luxury apartments and penthouses.

Leftbank apartments, Spinningfields, Manchester

Spinningfields is home to some of Manchester’s best restaurants and bars. They include The Ivy, 20 Stories, Australasia, and Tattu.

The John Rylands Library is a fine example of neo-Gothic architecture. The magnificent building houses an impressive collection of books and manuscripts, including the oldest known piece of the New Testament. It opened to the public in 1900 and is named after John Rylands, Manchester’s first multi-millionaire.

The People’s History Museum explores the history of democracy and working people in the UK.

The Opera House Manchester is a popular performance venue offering West End shows, musicals, and pantomimes.

Restaurants, Shops and Venues

Restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues at Spinningfields are listed below.

  • 20 Stories – Rooftop restaurant and bar.
  • 92 Degrees
  • Australasia – Restaurant and cocktail bar.
  • Bagel Factory
  • Bill’s
  • Black Sheep Coffee
  • BLVD – Restaurant.
  • Co-op Food – Convenience store.
  • Comptoir Libanais – Lebanese restaurant.
  • Costa Coffee – Coffeehouse.
  • David Wayman Flowers – Boutique florist.
  • Dear Sailor
  • Department XYZ – Flexible workspace with 24/7 access.
  • Fazenda – Brazilian restaurant.
  • Flannels – Designer clothes for men and women.
  • Foley’s
  • Greggs – Bakery.
  • Hey Little Cupcake! – Bakery specialising in cupcakes.
  • Itsu – Asian restaurant and sushi bar.
  • M&S Foodhall – Quality food and drink.
  • Mx
  • Nando’s
  • People’s History Museum – Museum exploring the history of working people in the UK.
  • Pret – Sandwiches, wraps, salads etc.
  • PureGym – 24-hour budget gym.
  • Ruh Dental – Private dental clinic.
  • SakkuSamba
  • Scene Indian Street Kitchen
  • Sexy Fish
  • Sunset by Australasia
  • Tattu – Contemporary Chinese restaurant and bar.
  • Thaikhun – Thai street food restaurant.
  • The Alchemist – Cocktail bar and restaurant.
  • The Ivy Spinningfields – Multi-faceted venue featuring ground floor brasserie, Asian bar and restaurant, and roof garden.
  • The John Rylands Library – Library in Victorian neo-Gothic building.
  • The Lawn Club
  • The Medika Clinic
  • The Oast House – Rustic-style pub. Craft beers and ales.
  • Ultimate Performance – Personal training gym.
  • Wagamama – Japanese/Asian restaurant. Communal tables. Vegan options.

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Itsu, Spinningfields, Manchester


Spinningfields occupies a 30 acre site in central Manchester, bounded by Deansgate, Quay Street, Bridge Street, and the River Irwell.

Hardman Boulevard, Spinningfields
Hardman Boulevard

St John’s and Castlefield lie to the south, the Civic Quarter to the east, and the Central Retail district to the north.

Getting There

The closest Metrolink stations to Spinningfields are St Peter’s Square and Deansgate-Castlefield. Both are around 400 yards away.

The nearest train station is Salford Central. It is around 200 yards north west of Spinningfields.

Deansgate Train Station is also nearby.

Piccadilly Train Station is approximately 1 mile away. A free bus leaves from outside the station and stops at Spinningfields. The free bus service also operates from Manchester Victoria.

There’s an NCP multi-storey car park on New Quay Street in Spinningfields. Satellite navigation owners can use the postcode M3 3BE to find it. The car park has spaces for nearly 700 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day.

Other car parks near Spinningfields include the NCP New Bailey (postcode M3 5EN) and NCP King Street West (postcode M3 2WY).