Princess Street is one of the main streets in the city centre of Manchester, England. It begins at Cross Street and runs approximately eastwards across Mosley Street, Portland Street and Whitworth Street until the point where it continues as Brook Street and eventually joins the A34.
Looking down Princess Street from Mosley Street junction
It is not clear whether the street was actually named after a princess and the second part of it once bore the name of David Street. Originally a residential street it became the site of many textile warehouses and large office buildings during the 19th century. Some of these have since been demolished but most have been converted to other uses.
Former Mechanics' Institute 103 Princess Street, 1854, Grade II*, architect John Edgar Gregan (the location of the founding meeting of the Trades Union Congress and in the 20th century the College of Commerce and later the National Museum of Labour History).