Special Covid-19 refund policy: We'll refund you in full if you can't travel due to Covid-19 governmental changes in travel restrictions. Details here.

5 Holiday Homes for QED, Manchester, UK

When attending QED you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best

~

Vacant chairs in a conference room

If you’re heading to Manchester for QED: Question, Explore Discover, which usually takes place in October, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near QED

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Manchester collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Lock & Key

Lock & Key, Plum Guide home in Manchester, UK

Lock & Key, Plum Guide home in Manchester, UK

Click to book Lock & Key now: from £500 per night This contemporary studio apartment is your gateway to the best of Manchester's attractions. Whether you're travelling for work or pleasure, your building's location close to the Northern Quarter and St. Peter's Square makes it ideal for a central city break. When you're not exploring the city, make yourself at home in this cosy studio, where you'll find a well-equipped kitchenette with a dishwasher and oven, plus a cosy sitting area. This 18th-century building has been redesigned by architecture firm Gryzwinski+Pons, and this apartment showcases the building's history with exposed brick walls and heritage features. After a day of visiting Manchester's museums and dining in vibrant cafes, you might be tempted by a restaurant meal in the Northern Quarter – but we won't judge if you decide on a home-cooked meal back at your apartment. As night draws in, head back out to experience the city's nightlife, or just settle down in front of the Apple TV. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Mad For It

Mad For It, Plum Guide home in Manchester, UK

Mad For It, Plum Guide home in Manchester, UK

Click to book Mad For It now: from £500 per night This hip, one-bed apartment is in a converted 19th-century cotton mill. Gorgeously renovated, it has tonnes of character and all mod cons – it's perfectly designed for a single person or couple to get the most out of a trip to the city. Its shared amenities, including a fabulous downstairs bar, make it feel like a hotel but its facilities give guests more independence; all the studios and apartments here come with king-size beds, free hyperoptic wi-fi, smart TVs and kitchenettes. The hosts get bonus points for their welcome packs, filled with Kinsey Apothecary bathroom products and tasty treats. Plus it’s just a two-minute walk from the lively LGBTQ bars of Canal Street and five from the city’s famous Northern Quarter, home to a selection of independent shops, bars, and restaurants. Sleeps up to 1 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Lust For Life

Lust For Life, Plum Guide home in Manchester, UK

Lust For Life, Plum Guide home in Manchester, UK

Click to book Lust For Life now: from £500 per night You can set your bags down and jump straight into Manchester’s lively nightlife scene at this central aparthotel, just a two minute walk from the lively LGBTQ bars of Canal Street, and five from the Northern Quarter’s shops, bars and restaurants. The building, a converted 19th-century cotton mill, even has its own bar, with a gorgeous glass ceiling and uber-hip design, courtesy of New York architects Gryzwinski+Pons. Upstairs, in your one-bed suite, you’ll find a king-size bed, free hyperoptic Wi-Fi, a smart TV, a walk-in shower and a kitchenette. The perfect mix of comfort and convenience, it makes a great base for any party-loving single person or couple to get the most out of this always-up-for-it city. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

The Finer Detail

The Finer Detail, Plum Guide home in Manchester, England, UK

The Finer Detail, Plum Guide home in Manchester, England, UK

Click to book The Finer Detail now: from £115 per night Nestled in the foothills of the Pennines, The Finer Details offers a gorgeous retreat from the bustle of everyday life. The host, Charlotte, has spent countless hours choosing the finest linen, testing the comfort of sofa beds, filling the kitchen with appliances that best support her guests' needs, and she takes great pride in how the place turned out. But there's much more to this cottage than the soft furnishings — thanks to its rural location, it offers a tranquil space for relaxation and reflection. Life here truly is simple. You wake up and make some delicious coffee in the french press, enjoy breakfast on the breakfast bar, maybe do some reading in the open-plan living room, and then head off towards your next adventure. Both Leeds and Machester are under an hour's drive away, which means you'll have your hands full with sightseeing and exploring the culinary scene of both these metropolitan cities. On days when you want to stay and enjoy the view, a grill is available on the patio where you can cook, rest, and relax. Sleeps up to 4 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Peaches & Dream

Peaches & Dream, Plum Guide home in Manchester

Peaches & Dream, Plum Guide home in Manchester

Click to book Peaches & Dream now: from £1000 per night Whether you've come to Manchester for a city break, for work or just for a good time, this stylish place has you covered. With all the independence of a self-contained flat, but the added convenience of hotel-like facilities, it represents the best of both worlds. Your space is tastefully designed with eye-catching colours and ultra-modern furnishings, and the big windows make for glorious mornings reading the papers in bed or afternoons snuggled up on the sofa. In the building’s communal areas, there’s a cafe and restaurant where you can sit down for a cup of coffee or a chilled-out evening meal. You also have access to a co-working space for those days when you need to finish up some last-minute tasks and a gym is available, so you can stay fit while you're away. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Plum Guide journal banner

Why book through Plum Guide?

  • We meticulously test every home available in each of our destinations, selecting only the top 3%.
  • Our professional Home Critics obsess over every last detail, so absolutely nothing is left to chance.
  • Our friendly team of experts is just a phone call away, and always ready to help in any way they can.

Read what our guests have to say on Trustpilot.

Discover the finest holiday homes around other UK events

Stay in the world's most beautiful homes

Search for a holiday home