Printworks, Manchester

Printworks as the name suggests would bring to your mind words such as ‘newspapers’ , ‘journalism’, ‘magazines’ etc.  At least, that is what I thought Printworks was all about until I was told that it is everything but ‘print’. It is one of the leading Entertainment arcades. It hosts inside its beautiful walls a number of pubs and eateries as well as a gaming centre and the Odeon movie theatre. after the shutting down of the newsprint site which it actually hosted and followed by the Manchester bombings; Printworks was re-opened in 2000 and can be defined as a ‘one place stop’ for pubs, eateries, movies and games. 


Located at the intersection of Withy Grove and Corporation Street Manchester, this is how the area looks like from the Printworks in the evening. Towards the left of the frame, ‘Next’ is a beautiful shop which is part of the Manchester Arndale. Towards the right is the National Football Museum , Cheetham School of music and Cheetham Library, The Manchester Arena and the very famous Victoria Station.



On entering Printworks you are bound to be blinded by the glitzy and glamorous sign boards of the various pubs and eateries. You get a range of cuisines here -Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Mexican- you name it and you have it. 


Along with proper restaurants, you also have various pubs and cafe’s like Walkabout, Waxy O Connors, Tiger Tiger, Hard Rock. 


As you cross the Pump Yard, three distinct objects would catch your attention. this huge Graffiti, A Pretty snail (below) which I believe looks really dreamy-eyed and  a car ride.



This is a collage of the map of Printwoks and also some of the big names of eateries and restaurants that are found here. This place has such varieties that you would never have to worry about food being in your budget. Additionally, if you are planning to go pub hopping, then this place is a must as you have various different pubs under one roof.

At the end of this post, I am leaving a little bit of my own recommendations.

1. Try out the eateries and pubs. If you want a wonderful buffet then you can check out Peachy Keens. (

2. Try the Car Ride. 

3. You can try your luck at the Gaming Zone (although I was not that lucky this time 😛 )

4. Keep a lookout at the official website of Printworks for amazing, offers, competitions and events at

5. Endless Photographs

6. Great Time with Friends and Families.

Do comment and let me know if you have been to the Printworks and if you have any favourites in this arcade. Thanks 🙂 


39 Comments Add yours

  1. Ana Ojha says:

    The place looks amazing to spend nights hanging out with friends and I’d definitely visit Hard Rock Cafe!

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    1. Yes, its the most popular in the area.


  2. I’ve never been to Printworks but I’ll have to pop in next time I’m in Manchester 🙂

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  3. This place looks so diverting and full of ideas of things to do. Looks like you can spend there one week and always find something new to do. Hope to be able to visit it soon.

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    1. Yes Manchester has lots of things to do. Its definitely a place worth visiting. 🙂


  4. This looks amazing. I will visit this place on my next holiday trip 🙂

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  5. Anna says:

    Printworks looks fab, I never been to Manchester even though is so close. If I ever go, will definitely visit Printworks.

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  6. lex says:

    You know just how to get the best images for your blog. Thanks again for giving me the feel of presence over there.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much . 🙂


  7. I would love to go to the Hard Rock Cafe there! I bet it was a nice trip.

    Ivelisse |

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    1. Hard Rock Cafe and Tiger Tiger are the most famous ones.


  8. This looks like such a fun place!

    Samantha xo | Blended To Perfection

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    1. Yes. It sure is. 🙂


  9. Elizabeth O. says:

    I would love to visit Printworks some time soon! It’s such a cool place with lots of restaurants to try!

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    1. Yes. It also has a small gaming centre and a cinema. So movies, games, pubs and restaurants all taken care of in the same place. In fact, right across the road from Printworks you have Manchester Arndale a huge shopping arcade with over 400 stores. That takes care of a whole day worth visiting the city I guess 🙂


  10. how awesome! I have never been to Manchester, and would not know where to start, sounds like the most fun place ever. I must put your town on my bucket list, its seems. Thank you for highlighting this. Blessings

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    1. Thanks. 🙂 I have only shifted to Manchester 10 months ago myself. But there are lots of places to see, lots of things to do and great cuisines to try out and I thought I need to share it with you guys through my blog. 🙂 Do come to Manchester one day, Its a pretty place.


  11. Ana De Jesus says:

    Printworks looks so cool I love the eccentric decor. I have never been to Manchester but I have always wanted to go!

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    1. Its a great place. You must come over someday. 🙂


  12. Dreammerin says:

    Yes!! I need to explore this place! This is my bucket list where I list all the things I want to visit!! Very inspirational post!

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    1. Thanks. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it when you come over.


  13. Liz Mays says:

    This has such a cool look! It would be so fun checking out the shops and eateries.

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    1. Yes. there are lots of pubs and various cuisines from all over the world. Great place for a weekend family dinner or dinner with friends. 🙂


  14. Roy Miller says:

    We are planning a trip to the UK next summer. This looks like a place to visit. I like the architecture too.


  15. I really like these photos! I have never been to Manchester before but now I feel like I will need to have a look!

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  16. helensnowdon says:

    I live in the SW but plan on heading up to Manchester fairly soonish so will have to check this out. The pictures kind of remind me of Cardiff.

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    1. Really? headed for Cardiff next Sunday .


  17. I always go here for food and evening drinks in Manchester. It’s especially handy if you are there to watch a gig as its so close to the arena and the train station. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Its very close to where I live too. 😛 I tried my hand at the gaming centre and came out disappointed 🙂

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  18. Emily Holm says:

    Haven’t ever been to Manchester even though i live in London! After seeing these cool picture you might have persuaded me 🙂

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    1. There is more to Manchester than just these. I had been to London this April for only three days. Planning to go back again this September or October. 🙂


  19. I love travel posts ! They are so inspiring !

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  20. Liz says:

    fantastic photos – it really makes you want to visit! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank You 🙂 . Glad you liked it. Thanks 🙂


  21. zishanasad says:

    beautiful night shots

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