Nestled between two locks on the banks of the Ashton Canal, the area offers great transport links including the New Islington Metrolink stop just a few minutes' walk away. It is just a ten minute stroll along the canal to Manchester Piccadilly train station and the bohemian Northern Quarter.
The New Islington Metrolink stop links Islington Wharf Locks to Manchester Piccadilly, connecting to services to Manchester Victoria, Leeds, Liverpool, London and beyond.Back to Map
Manchester Piccadilly Train Station is just a ten-minute stroll along the canal - perfect for those weekend breaks or business meetings.Back to Map
Islington Wharf Locks is within easy reach of the Manchester ring road, linking to the M60 which connects to all major motorway networks across the North and beyond.Back to Map
Manchester Airport is just 20 minutes away by train from Manchester Piccadilly train station or a short drive of 11 miles via the A5103.Back to Map
Located on the edge of the trendy Northern Quarter, over the last few years Ancoats has forged a reputation as the newest foodie district in the city, with many independent eateries within walking distance of Islington Wharf Locks.
Ancoats is also the heart of the creative scene in Manchester, with dozens of artists' studios and creative spaces opening in the area. This includes the brilliant Hope Mill Theatre - an independent theatre housed within a historic mill, offering workshops, studio spaces and a café.
The New Islington Marina close by is the perfect place to unwind and watch the house boats moored on the canal. It's also just a short walk to Cotton Field Eco-Park, which beautifully blends the natural waterside with an 'urban beach'.
Islington Wharf Locks is also within the catchment area of a number of high-performing schools, including the Ofsted 'Outstanding' New Islington Free School, and some of the UK's best universities including the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford.