If you were to cut me in half, you would see that I am a Northerner through and through. Leeds born and bred, I have a lot of love for other northern cities including Manchester, where I’ve whiled away many nights drinking copious amounts of alcohol and sharing unforgettable moments with friends. It’s a city with a soul, a heartbeat that resonates with warmth and a sense of community. So, when I had the chance to visit LEVEN Manchester, I knew it was more than just another trip; it was a homecoming of sorts, a chance to reconnect with the true essence of Northern living. And let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint.

From the moment I stepped into my suite at LEVEN, I knew this was no ordinary hotel; it was a home away from home, a sanctuary where I could truly live in the moment.

My suite was a spacious haven, complete with its own kitchen. As someone who loves to cook (move over Nigella), this was a delightful surprise. I spent the evening preparing a gorgeous dinner, savouring the process as much as the meal itself. The living space was so inviting that I couldn’t resist dancing around like I owned the place, with the music playing and the world outside fading into the background.

But the pièce de résistance was the bath in the bedroom. A luxurious tub awaited me, surrounded by the soft glow of candlelight. I filled it with warm water, settled in, and turned on the TV to watch a film. It was a moment of pure indulgence, a retreat from the world, and the perfect solo night in for one.

What truly set LEVEN Manchester apart, however, was the staff. They felt more like friends than hotel employees. The vibe was undeniably cool, with a true Northern charm that made me feel right at home.

Living in the moment and experiencing life on my terms has always been my mantra, and this hotel brand perfectly aligned with who I am as a person.

LEVEN Manchester, as the name suggests, is all about living. It’s about embracing every moment and living freely, just as I strive to do in my own life. The spaces are beautifully designed, inspiring you to make the most of every second. Flexibility is at the core of their philosophy – a resounding “yes” to eliminating the pointless rules that can dampen the spirit of adventure.

The social spaces they’ve created foster community, but they also understand the importance of solitude. You can hunker down and get some work done or simply close the door and enjoy your own company. It’s a reflection of the thoughtful approach that permeates everything they do.

LEVEN Manchester is a hotel brand with style and substance. They focus on what’s important and leave out the unnecessary. Mindfulness is their way of life, and it’s evident in every detail.

As for the location, LEVEN Manchester is housed in a landmark early 20th century red brick building on the corner of Chorlton and Canal Street in Manchester’s vibrant Village, housed in a historic red brick building with a fascinating past. It’s centrally located, just a stone’s throw away from Piccadilly Station, making it the perfect base for exploring the dynamic neighbourhood.

In a world where time seems to rush by, LEVEN Manchester is a reminder to cherish the present moment. It’s a place where you can stay for a coffee, a cocktail, a day, or even a year. It’s a space that celebrates freedom and flexibility, and it’s a haven for those who, like me, believe that there’s nothing more important than the moment we are in. LEVEN Manchester exists to help you live each moment freely, and that’s something truly special.

So, if you find yourself in Manchester and you’re seeking an experience that goes beyond the ordinary, I highly recommend LEVEN Manchester. It’s more than a hotel; it’s a way of life, and it’s an invitation to live your best life. Get out there and live it.



Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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