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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland & Wales have evolved dramatically over time.
Today, LGBT citizens have most of the same legal rights as non-LGBT citizens and the UK provides one of the highest degrees of liberty in the world for its LGBT communities, although the UK has recently fallen behind other counties in international rankings. In ILGA-Europe‘s 2015 review of LGBT rights, the UK received the highest score in Europe, with 86% progress toward “respect of human rights and full equality” for LGBT people and 92% in Scotland alone.
Manchester has a long history of being a gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as G-A-Y Manchester or The Eagle Bar & Churchills are the most famous gay place in Manchester, UK.
Manchester is a major city in the northwest of England with a rich industrial heritage. The Castlefield conservation area’s 18th-century canal system recalls the city’s days as a textile powerhouse, and visitors can trace this history at the interactive Museum of Science & Industry. The revitalised Salford Quays dockyards now house the Daniel Libeskind-designed Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry cultural centre.
Top attractions to visit in Manchester
- Etihad Stadium
- The John Rylands Library
- The City of Manchester Distillery
- Science and Industry Museum
- The Manchester Museum
Best tours in Manchester
- Rock & Goal Manchester Walking Tour
- The Manchester City Stadium Tour
- Manchester Indoor Skydiving Experience – 2 Flights & Personalised Certificate
- Chocolate Making Workshop
- Hard Rock Cafe Manchester Including Meal
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1. New Union Hotel 3* – Gay Hotels Manchester
In‘s vibrant , the New Union Hotel offers en-suite rooms above a lively bar and nightclub. You can enjoy drinks deals, cabaret, karaoke and disco nights. Manchester Arndale shopping centre is a 12-minute walk away.
The New Union offers guests 24-hour access to the hotel.
Rooms feature free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities. Hairdryers and irons are available on request.
In a very lively, central district, New Union hotel is close to Manchester’s bars, shops and restaurants. Manchester Coach Station is a 4-minute walk away and Manchester Piccadilly Train Station is an 8-minute walk away. Oxford Road Train Station is just a 5-minute walk away.
In the Gay Village, this buzzy pub with rooms is next to Canal Street, a pedestrianised street lined with bars, and a 9-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station.
Basic rooms with hardwood floors offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus tea and coffee making facilities.
The lively pub and nightclub features DJs, cabaret shows and karaoke, plus outdoor seating.
tay in the heart of Manchester – Great location – show map In Manchester’s vibrant gay village, the New Union Hotel offers en-suite rooms above a lively bar. You can enjoy drinks deals, cabaret, karaoke and disco nights. Manchester Arndale shopping centre is a 12-minute walk away. The New Union offers guests 24-hour access to the hotel. Rooms feature free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities. Hairdryers and irons are available on request. In a very lively, central district, New Union hotel is close to Manchester’s bars, shops and restaurants.
This place is PERFECT for the best of Manchester’s gay village. Not a business hotel for a night’s sleep and preparation before a meeting and not a calm base close to the station for a tourist visit. Look at a map before you book and ignore the poor reviews from people who didn’t. Cleaned to the highest standard, high quality bedding and new, comfy beds, one of the best showers I’ve had anywhere in England, in any price range, separate hotel entrance and own door key, polite helpful staff at hostel prices.
Even though I live in Middleton, I consider this my local bar in Manchester.
As a mixed Gay/Straight pub at the edge of the Gay Village, it must be one of, if not the best, going! The staff are great (as a whole), but I would not visit anywhere else!
Excellent service, great customers and a wide range of beers, wines and spirits! If you are in Manchester and looking for a quick drink – look no further!!!!! The entertainment may not be to my taste at times, but still great! Very busy at the weekend, so make sure you get in there early.
Large bed was amazingly comfy. Modern clean bathroom and hot water ensuite. Very friendly.
Rooms situated above a bar and based at the end of canal Street. Expect noise from pub and nearby until around 2am ish- my visit was on a Wednesday so not as busy as it would be at weekends.
Walls very thin and check out is outside your door upstairs -expect to be woken early by checkouts.
Bargain place for city center & walking distance to Oxford Street for people who aren’t looking for gay action.
Hotel is situated in the vibrant and busy gay village area of the city. Found it to be perfect for our overnight visit for a concert it was know more than 10 mins walk from the train station and is surrounded by lively bars and restaurants with friendly and helpful people. The hotel is basic but for the price of £70 for the two of us it was ideal. The room was clean and bright not like the photos viewed on line, time for the owner to update them. The bed linen was fresh and clean as were the towels in the en-suite bathroom. We had tea/coffee making facilities and if required anything else you just had to ask as I did for an iron.
The hotel is located at the heart of Manchester’s gay village including lots of bars and clubs which play loud music until the early hours of the morning so would not recommend if you wanted a quiet getaway but this layout very much suited me and my friends needs for a night out. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble, I would definitely visit again.
How much does a room costs at New Union Manchester ?
Prices start 70$/night for Double Room.
An en suite bathroom, flat-screen LCD TV and tea/coffee making facilities are featured in this room.
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2. Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Manchester Centre
Jurys Inn Manchester Cityis in the centre of Manchester, 4 minutes’ walk to St Peters Square and directly opposite the Convention Centre and the . Free high-speed WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
The hotel offers 265 bedrooms including upgraded, all of which benefit from a Dream bed, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, a flat-screen TV, work desk and a private bathroom with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
Breakfast is available daily as a pre-packed balanced option delivered to your room. Lunch and dinner is available at Oddsocks Bar and Kitchen, offering a range of light bites, hearty meals including burgers and British favourites and a great selection of drinks. Guests can also enjoy a Costa coffee from our bar, which serves a range of hot beverages.
Set in the city centre within steps of Bridgewater Hall bus stop, this modern hotel is also a 7-minute walk from the Manchester Central Convention Complex.
The straightforward rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus tea and coffee making facilities, and en suite bathrooms with shower/tub/combinations.
Amenities include a trendy restaurant serving a breakfast buffet (fee) and seasonal dinner entrees, a casual bar/lounge and an all-day coffee bar.
Jurys Inn Manchester offers 265 new stylish and spacious bedrooms including free high speed WiFi, air conditioning, generous work desk area with an ergonomic chair, bespoke DREAM bed by Jurys Inn, 42” flat screen TV with Freeview. Guests can kick start their day with an extensive selection of hot, cold and healthy options from the breakfast buffet.
Enjoy a freshly brewed Bean to Cup organic coffee to perk up for the day ahead. Lunch and dinner is also available from Oddsocks Bar & Kitchen located on the lower ground floor and offers a selection of tasty food and drinks in a quirky and contemporary setting. The main menu features a range of traditional range of main course options including their signature Burgers alongside other British favourites.
The hotel is in an excellent location in the city. Only 15-18 minutes walk from the coach station and close to many bars and restaurants. The check in was mostly automated due to the covid crisis which left the experience a little cold and impersonal. The public areas were really bright and modern. The rooms were also spacious and modern. Spotlessly clean and well presented. The beds were probably one of the most comfortable beds I have ever been in when staying in a hotel.
The hotel was bright , clean and welcoming from the moment we entered .There was a large area with easy chairs to relax in .Our room had a double and a single bed in and was roomy .There’s an iron and ironing board, tea and coffee ,shower was strong.
The bar are downstairs is bright and cosy ,breakfast had plenty of cold and hot choices .All staff were genuinely friendly and helpful. To the left of the hotel is a pub ,to the right down the street are two pubs one serving food ,at bottom of street few minutes walk there is a Tesco , cafes pizza restaurant.
Hotel looks newish outside and that theme carries on inside, its modern, fresh and definitely Manchester vibe.
Check in is a minimal desk I guess compared to other Jurys but the chap on the desk was friendly , very helpful and easy to talk too.
Second floor room was spacious, spotless, decorated in the same theme as the hotel and as to be expected from a Jury’s a very nice place to be. Big TV, good size bathroom, yep its all there.
Within minutes of the city centre so another plus. Bar/ Restaurant and breakfast. All excellent, staff great, bar is a very relaxing area in the basement space.
The facilities at this Hotel are great. The rooms are lovely & modern with everything you could possibly need. Check in was very swift & efficient, with a smile. The Bar & Restaurant service was very good. Would recommend parking at Q Park on First Street if you use the Hotel as it is fully secure and within easy walking distance.
Really lovely hotel. Close to Oxford Street and Deansgate train station for airport transfer, bus stop outside the door to bring you to Old Trafford or Trafford Shopping and a nice walk to the city centre. It was in a nice quiet area but still within a 15 minute walk to the city centre. Rooms ideal, staff were friendly and the breakfast was very good! Would recommend to anyone.
Absolutely everything was fantastic. Highly central, very near a tram station. Approximately 15 mins via tram to Old Trafford. Staff are fabulous and so happy to help. We were allowed to stay in our room for two extra hours on check out day free of charge. So handy to have a restaurant in the property also. The property is spotless.
How much does a room costs at Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre?
Prices start 94$/night for Standard Double Room (2 Adults). The Executive King Room is 122$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
With free WiFi, this contemporary and spacious room features a flat-screen TV, spa toiletries, and air conditioning. These rooms include extra pillows, complimentary water and biscuits, an iron and ironing board, an in-room safe, a mini-fridge, newspaper, and a 10% lunch/dinner discount during the guest’s stay. Guests also benefit from early check-in from 12:00, late check-out until 14:00 and daily complimentary regular Costa coffee.
Where to book online – Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre – Gay Friendly Hotels Manchester UK – you can find the best hotels deals in Manchester during Manchester International Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Manchester on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Whitworth Locke 4* – Gay Friendly Accommodation Manchester
Located in a 19th-century building in Manchester’s civic quarter, Whitworth Locke has accommodation with free WiFi. It is just minutes from the city’s famous Northern Quarter – home to independent shops, bars and restaurants, 200 yards from Canal Street and 350 yards from The Palace Theatre.
The units come with parquet floors and feature a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a Smart TV with easy media streaming, and a private bathroom with bath or shower and free toiletries. A microwave with grill function and kettle are also offered.
Set in a former cotton mill, this hip apartment hotel is an 8-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station, a mile from the Science and Industry Museum, and 3 miles from Old Trafford football stadium.
Featuring retro lighting and furniture, the stylish studios and apartments come with free Wi-Fi, smart TVs and kitchens; some add washer/dryers.
Amenities include an airy coffee shop, and trendy communal work spaces and meeting rooms. Yoga classes are available.
Located in a 19th-century building in Manchester’s Civic Quarter, Whitworth Locke has accommodation with free WiFi. It is just minutes from the city’s famous Northern Quarter – home to independent shops, bars and restaurants, 200 metres from Canal Street and 300 metres from The Palace Theatre. The units come with parquet floors and feature a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, a dining area, a Smart TV with easy media streaming, and a private bathroom with bath or shower and free toiletries.
A microwave and kettle are also offered. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area and inner atrium which offers co-working space and a coffee shop and bar. Bridgewater Hall is a 6-minute walk from Whitworth Locke, while Manchester Central is 650 metres away.
A whole sophisticated room with modern facilities located in a nice community, near the train station. lots of restaurants and bars. Nice staffs and cozy accommodation, highly recommend! Near gay village of Manchester.
This is just outside the gay village and in the centre of everything. Lovely staff and the room was great. I couldn’t turn one of the lights off and control the water temperature for the shower but these were minor problems. Very trendy and I will definitely stay here again.
You stay in this hotel for the central location and great design. It’s about 5 minutes from the trip station, 10 from shopping and 1 min from the gay village. From a design perspective it has well put together reception continuing into the bedrooms. The rooms themselves were well appointed and big enough. Ours included a small but functional kitchen. Tea and coffee in the room. Shampoo etc.
Interesting location near Chinatown and Gay village, inspiring use of industrial architecture, large studio’s and top appliances and furnishings. Nice trendy ambience and very helpful friendly team that seem to be happy with their work, and make the guests happy too. Downstairs studios are nice and quiet but a little dark.
The lobby/bar/entrance is probably the best feature of the hotel, a covered atrium with a cool bar, nice music, a DJ in the evening playing kind of groovy jazz house, all very Manchester and very in keeping with its location next to the Gay Village which is a vibrant and very trendy part of the city. Lots of young hipsters sitting around in linen grand-dad shirts drinking fruit based cocktails, communicating on their Instagrams and using Apple Computers – you get the scene.
The rooms are well appointed if a little random, they market them as ‘apartments’ i wouldn’t consider these really apartments, although they do have a small kitchen in each one the layout is not conducive to any kind of long term staying (i am thinking about them in comparison to for example an Embassy Suites type deal in America).
The bed is comfy and the bathrooms are clean and bright, we didn’t have a bath in ours only a shower, and they are fairly spartan – presumably as part of a genuine commitment to good environmental practices, but it’s a new property and so it all feels very clean and very fresh. One stand out thing for me was the colors – they have been imaginative in their use of color, they have cleverly chosen very modern and interesting colors the shades are just quirky enough to say something without shouting ‘i want to be modern’, i thought that was very well done.
The general ambiance of the place is very nice, it is welcoming and it is a view into what a hotel will be like when Millennials and Vegans rule the world which won’t be long from now, and judging by this experience, we’ll all be okay.
Great location, across the road from the Gay Village, good sized room with kitchenette and having a washer dryer combo a bonus in your room, very friendly staff. Would stay again when next in Manchester and would recommend to family and friends.
The hotel itself is clearly design led and had lots of nice Instagram worthy spots. I’d visited before for an event and both occasions the staff were excellent as were the drinks.
The room was very well provided for including a full kitchen complete with dishwasher and washing machine! The cocktail set was an amusing extra (oddly though no bottle openers) and it was nice to have a fridge to keep our drinks and nibbles cool (we were missing the milk for our coffee but this was quickly rectified by staff).
The shower was huge and lovely – very nice products included in as well. Was nice to have plenty of room to change in the shower (as I often travel with friends).
There was a nice sofa area and a dining table set up which provided lots of space for chilling out.
It’s a great hotel and although I didn’t make use of all the extra features it is ideal for a longer stay allowing you to cook & wash without needing a full size apartment.
Not too far to walk in to town or pick up a tramlines. The local bars in the Gay district were very friendly. Nearby Chinatown was good for food but not for the prettiest restaurants.
How much does a room costs at Whitworth Locke?
Prices start 110$/night for City Studio. The One Bedroom Open Plan Apartment is 127$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
The 1-bed apartments are open-plan and offer all the necessities for a long term stay with a smart TV, well equipped kitchen, living and dining area.
The bedroom is in an adjacent space and the spacious separate bathroom has the property’s bespoke Kinsey Apothecary Salted Caramel and Vanilla body wash.
Where to book online – Whitworth Locke – Gay Friendly Hotels Manchester UK – you can find the best hotels deals in Manchester during Manchester International Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Manchester on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Le Ville Hotel 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Manchester UK
Situated in the heart of Manchester city centre, Le Ville Hotel is just 10 minutes’ walk from Manchester Piccadillyand under a 20-minute drive from Manchester International Airport.
is provided in each room at Le Ville, as well as an en-suite bathroom, 32-inch flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
The football grounds of Manchester United and Manchester city are both a 10-minute drive from the hotel, and Arndale Shopping Centre is only 10 minutes away on foot. Manchester Art Gallery is under a 10-minute walk away and offers exhibitions, events, talks and tours.
Overlooking the Rochdale Canal, this contemporary hotel in the centre of Manchester’s Gay Village is a 5-minute walk from both Chinatown and The Palace Theatre.
The minimalist, colorful rooms offer free WiFi, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add mood lighting, and some rooms have canal views.
Freebies include full English breakfast and muffins at check-in. Guests also receive discounts at a car park nearby.
Good points, nice room, friendly staff, easy access to the heart of Manchester, just be aware its in the Gay village next to bars and clubs.
Located in the centre of the gay village, this is certainly not a hotel where you come to relax, but rather to be part of the busy party scene and what goes with it. Expect lots of noise in the hotel, both inside and out…I’m sure you know what I mean! Still, it’s a nice hotel but I’d prefer to stay here on a quieter weekday.
Ideally situated hotel in the centre of Manchester, right into the gay village, and near the central station. Our room was very nice and clean. Good reception and services. The only thing we did not like was the breakfast which was served in a bar nearby and which was not satisfying.
For less than £50 we got a lovely clean room, shower was amazing, a bottle of wine and a couple of muffins. It’s situated right slap bang in the centre of gay village which got a little mental outside!
Located in the middle of Manchester’s Gay Village, the hotel offers a quiet retreat from the busy surroundings. There are lots of bars, clubs and restaurants in the immediate area with something for quite literally every taste and budget.
The hotel itself is clean and modern with limited facilities. The rooms are fairly small with just room to hang your clothes and a small desk. No air-con. The en-suite shower room is again small but sufficient for a one night stay. No bar or restaurant. Plenty of parking in Sackville Street, a two minute walk, it cost me £20 for the night.
What a lovely little hotel.Check in was quick and we got free muffins too.We had a king room with a canal view and it was just what we needed.A nice size room and a lovely bathroom with a rain shower which was really nice.Nicely decorated and we had a fan in our room which was already on when we arrived.Staff are friendly and polite.In the heart of the gay village but the noise wasn’t a problem cos we had secondary glazing on the windows would certainly stay here again,now looking to see if there’s more of this chain of hotels in the UK.Thanks guys for a great stay see you again in the future.
How much does a room costs at Le Ville Hotel ?
Prices start 75$/night for Double Room.
Where to book online – Le Ville Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Manchester UK – you can find the best hotels deals in Manchester during Manchester International Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Manchester on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. ibis Manchester Centre Portland Street 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Manchester
In the heart ofcity centre, the Centre 96 Portland Street features a 24-hour front desk and a lively bar. It is close to the city’s major attractions, including , nightlife, and the .
Theat ibis Manchester Centre each have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. All rooms feature a work desk and internet access, and tea/coffee facilities are provided. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Breakfast is served daily in the dining area, featuring healthy options, fresh pastries, and shirred eggs. Guests can enjoy our 24-hour bar, serving drinks and informal eating options.
This modern hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Palace Theatre, 12 minutes’ walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station and 15 minutes’ walk from the Museum of Science and Industry.
Simple, cosy rooms come with desks, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus tea and coffee making facilities. Kids age 11 and under stay free.
Amenities include a bright restaurant offering international cuisine and street views. There’s also a 24-hour bar serving snacks.
How much does a room costs at ibis Manchester Centre Portland Street ?
Prices start 96$/night for Double Sweet Room by Ibis.
With free Wi-Fi, this room has a TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and a work desk. The en suite bathroom has a hairdryer.
Where to book online – ibis Manchester Centre Portland Street – Gay Friendly Hotels Gay Village Manchester – you can find the best hotels deals in Manchester during Manchester International Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Manchester on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Accorhotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.