2 Canal Street - Manchester

Velvet Manchester is located on Canal Street in The Village. A short 5 minute walk from Piccadilly railway station & the business district, 10 minutes the Northern Quarter and 15 minutes to the Manchester Arena and O2 Apollo.


Getting to us

Train – We’re less than 500 meters from Piccadilly Railway Station. From the exit at station approach head over the footbridge behind the Double Tree by Hilton, follow the building around until you come to the traffic signals. Cross over the road heading towards the small open air car park keeping the Double tree behind you. The very start of Canal St will be on your right, we’re the second building along.

Manchester Airport – Trains and the Metrolink both depart from Terminal 2 and arrive at Piccadilly Railway Station

Car/Taxi – Our central location means guests travelling in by public transport can reach the hotel without the need of an additional taxi, if however you’re carrying lots of luggage or don’t fancy a walk in Manchester’s unpredictable weather, we suggest hopping into a traditional Hackney Carriage or using Manchester’s StreetCars minicab service. Those driving to the hotel may use postal code – M1 3HE for the hotels main entrance and M1 3JF for the closest Ncp car park just 2 minutes’ walk to the hotel.


Car Parking

Being located on Canal Street gives Velvet Manchester an excellent city centre location Canal side in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village. Unfortunately parking is not possible on-site.

There are however lots of car parks surrounding us that are well within walking distance as well as on-road metered parking outside of the Hotel’s entrance on Richmond Street.

Open air Parking (closest to us) Bloom St Car Park (M1 3LY) located directly behind the hotel from £16* per 24h

Multi-storey Parking (short walk to the hotel) Ncp Chorlton St (M1 3JF) located above National Express Bus Station. Present your ticket from this particular car park at reception before paying for your parking in order to receive 50% reduction off their published rates*.

*Please Note: Velvet have no affiliation with these or any car parks operating in Manchester City Centre. Parking is at your own risk. Prices correct at the time of writing but remain under the control of each car park. Discounts/rates can be amended at any time without notice. For further information on parking and costs in the city centre please visit: