The 5 most Instagrammable spots in Manchester including Victoria Baths and the Northern Quarter

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These are the best places in Manchester to take pictures for your Instagram feed

A city steeped in tradition and culture, it’s no wonder Manchester is a popular location for Instagram photos. For residents and viewers alike there are a whole host of picturesque locations to show off on social media.

Manchester is incredibly photogenic with impressive architecture stretching across most areas. There’s a real variety of backdrops and surprisingly some of the very best are actually within restaurants and theatres as opposed to outdoors.

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Even for the most committed of Instagram users Manchester certainly packs a punch and pictures taken in the city will definitely boost your feed. Without further ado, here are the most Instagrammable spots in Manchester.

Where are the most Instagrammable spots in Manchester?

It was difficult to put a limit on the best places to take photos in Manchester, but without further ado, here are our city’s five most Instagrammable locations.

Victoria Baths

The historic Victoria Baths is a must-visit when you’re in Manchester and it’s certainly a fitting location to begin our list. With gorgeous stained glass and tile work surrounding three swimming pool areas, it’s a brilliant place to switch up your Instagram feed.

Currently undergoing restoration, Victoria Baths isn’t open all the time, but there are open days on the second Sunday of each month and also guided tours every Wednesday at 2pm.

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Address: Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, M13 0FE

For more information, visit Tripadvisor.

The Old Wellington Inn

A half-timbered pub based in Manchester city centre, The Old Wellington Inn is not only a brilliant place to grab a nice cold drink but also makes for a terrific background for an Instagram photo. It’s the oldest building of its kind in Manchester and its architecture speaks for itself.

Address: 4 Cathedral Gates, Manchester, M3 1SW

Royal Exchange Theatre

A hub for storytelling for almost forty years, the Royal Exchange Theatre brings talent to life and is a place with significant meaning in Manchester. Not only does it have a rich history, but as soon as you enter the theatre you’re blessed by some extraordinary architecture within. A cracking place to take a photo for the ‘Gram.

Address: St. Anns Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

The Refuge

Located within the magnificent Kimpton Clocktower, The Refuge is a luxury bar serving some of the best food in Manchester. Its high ceilings, array of artsy tiles and superb lighting make it one of the city’s most picturesque restaurants. There aren’t many places like it.

Address: Oxford Road, Manchester, M60 7HA

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Northern Quarter

One of the most popular areas in Manchester, the Northern Quarter isn’t a secret Instagrammable location, and there’s a good chance a lot of your followers will have been there too. But that really doesn’t matter as the postmodern street art, gorgeous brickwork and independent storefronts form a terrific background.

Address: Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1/M4 postcode districts

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