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22 Free Co-Working Spaces in Manchester

Free Co-working spaces in Manchester

I love home working... but sometimes free co-working is needed!

I love getting out and about.

Being home all the time can become distracting and unproductive.

So, this blog is for those who want to go to a free, co-working space. Those who want to scratch their social itch.

If this sounds like you, and you're based in Manchester, then keep reading to find 22 places you can remotely work from!

Based in London? Then check out this blog.

Free Co-Working Spaces

First up, Ducie Street Warehouse.

Ducie Street Warehouse, Ducie St, Manchester M1 2TP

Ducie Street Warehouse is a social hub.

If you like the sound of other people around you while you work, look no further!

Whether you want to impress a client over drinks or get your head down and get your work done, DSW is the place to be in Manchester.


Ziferblat, 23 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HW

Ziferblat is a coffee shop, co-working space hybrid!

Described as an anti-cafe, it offers bottomless coffees and teas, with plenty of charging points and fast wifi.

If you need a break from work, there are plenty of board games.


HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN,

There is a ground-floor gallery if you prefer to have art surrounding you as you work.

You can even go exploring while you're on a break.

HOME also has a bar you can carry out your work in, and they have a great menu so that you can snack your way through the day.

Chapter One Books

Chatsworth House, 19 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1BY

Chapter One is an independent bookstore and cafe.

If you're a writer, you might find inspiration from being surrounded by books.

They also have fantastic milkshakes and cakes if you want a break from work.


Grindsmith, 62 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BW

Based in Salford, Grindsmith serves breakfast and brunch with their perfect blend of coffee, great for an early morning pick-me-up or to get you through all those meetings.

Grand Pacific

Central Retail District

Grand Pacific is open from 12 pm and has a luxurious vibe that will bring a touch of class to your working day.

It's the perfect spot for entertaining clients.

Oppidan Social

Oppidan Social, 23 Edge St, M4 1HW.

Oppidan Social is a new type of workspace.

Everything is free!

This includes the coffee, the cake, and even the wifi.

All you need to pay for is your time there at 8p a minute.


6 Tariff Street

TAKK offers artisan Coffee in three different locations in Manchester, so no matter where you are, there will be one nearby.

The tables have plenty of space for your laptop and anything else you might need.

Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre

Manchester Piccadilly

The large open lobby space in this Holiday Inn provides ample space to work.

There is also guaranteed power and high-speed wifi, so you don't have to worry about the dreaded loading icon.

The Foundation Coffee House

Portland Street, Lever Street, Whitworth Street

The Foundation Coffee House serves brunch all day, and has long tables that give you plenty of room to work from.

Glasshouse Crowne Plaza

Northern Quarter

Glasshouse Bar and Restaurant opens from 6:30 am till 12:30 am, so no matter your working hours, there will always be a space for you.

Ezra & Gil

Hilton Street

Ezra & Gil was created with community in mind.

It has a laid-back atmosphere that means you won't be disturbed while you finish your work.

Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport

If you're on the move and need a workspace before you fly, then the Clayton Hotel is the perfect place.

It has guaranteed power and wifi, so you can always keep up with your work.

Pot Kettle Black


Pot Kettle Black offers coffee with a 'northern accent'.

It's a fantastic place to work from, and an extensive menu keeps you full throughout the day.


Scottish Mutual House, 35 Peter St, M2 5BG.

If you love craft beer, then BrewDog is the place to be.

Offering 28 taps of craft beer, you will have plenty to choose from while you work.


Lättsam, 55 Spring Gardens, M2 2BY.

An independent cafe and bar inspired by Scandinavian design, food, and drinks.

They describe the cafe as a safe work space with a chilled atmosphere so you won't be disturbed or distracted.

Whitworth Locke

74 Princess St, M1 6JD.

Whitworth Locke offers a fabulous co-working lounge, allowing you to work in peace.

There are also the best bars in the city minutes away from Whitworth Locke, so you can head out for drinks straight after work.

What more could you want?

The Daisy

g18, 44 Tib St, M4 1LA.

If you're a night owl and prefer to get your work done in the later hours, then The Daisy is the perfect place for you.

They have a fantastic range of drinks to choose from, so no matter your tastes, there will be the perfect work drink for you.


58 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NQ

Haunt serves freshly ground coffee and artisanal bakes to the fine folk of Manchester.

It is a picture of a classic cafe.

If you think that suits your needs, then 'haunt' this place. Get it?



61 Oxford Street, M1 6EQ

Ditto cafe is a great place to work, with long tables and plugs so you can charge your devices.

Ditto is open from 8 am and allows you to start your working day in style.


5 Murray St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6HS

Trove offers spacious tables and seasonal brunch dishes, so you can have delicious food as you work.


Cotton Field Wharf, 8 New Union St, Manchester M4 6FQ

Pollen is a bakery specialising in Sourdough.

If you are a bread lover, it's the perfect place to work as you can have an endless supply of homemade bread for you.

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