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A rare boutique hotel and dining room

Stock Exchange

Location

Norfolk Street, Manchester

Type

Hotel and Restaurant

About Stock Exchange

Manchester’s Stock Exchange first opened its doors in 1906, before making its final trade in 1979, later becoming a restaurant. Seven years in the making, this Edwardian jewel has now been meticulously restored as a 40-room boutique hotel, encompassing signature suites, a penthouse apartment and event spaces.

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From an original concept as a private member’s club akin to the historic Arts Club in London, the Stock Exchange development evolved over years. Eventually, it was decided that, in essence, the building belongs to the city.

“The more we researched the building and its history, the more stories we unearthed,” says Gary.

“We found an old bank vault, stained glass windows and all kinds of things that had been lost to the public. The more we learned, the more we realised that whilst we may own it, it’s the city’s asset, not ours. It should be seen by as many people as possible.”

As custodians of such a vital part of Manchester’s heritage, the hotel deserved the right chef – enter Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, who oversees The Bull & Bear dining room and private dining space The Bank and The Vault.

“We want people to love it as much as we do,” says Gary.

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