Top floor at Fred Aldous

Opening Times#makeanything 7 days a week 

Monday – Friday: 8:45am – 5:15pm
Saturday: 9:15am – 5:15pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

We will be closed:

Christmas Day Sunday 25 December 2016
Boxing Day Monday 26 December 2016
Bank Holiday Tuesday 27 December 2016
New Years Eve Saturday 31 December 2016
New Years Day Sunday 1 January 2016
Bank Holiday Monday 2 January 2016

Visiting our Leeds store? You’ll find our opening times here.

Where to find usWe don’t have on site parking, but the nearest Multi Storey Car Park is just round the corner: Church Street NCP


We want to make your shopping experience as easy as possible and we aim to cater for everyone’s needs. If you have any feedback on how we can improve our access please email here.

Entering the building

There is a slight step when you access the store through our large double doors. If you require use of the ramp please let a member of staff know or feel free to call in advance on 0161 236 4224.

Shopping with us

Our shop is split across three levels with the lower two levels accessible by stairs with a handrail. On the ground floor we have our design led products, stationery, cards, wrap and our two vintage photobooths. On the lower two levels we have our art, craft and design materials along with our studios.

If you are unable to reach our lower two floors a member of staff will assist you with your shopping, again please feel free to phone in advance on 0161 236 4224 if you require assistance. We can help carry buggies to the lower levels or are happy to store these behind the counter while you shop. We also offer a click and collect service which is located on our ground floor.

Our Store

We are located right in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, just a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria train stations and Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens.

We have 25,000 products in 10,000 square feet of space over three floors, but you’ll find we are much more than simply a great place to shop. On the ground floor you will be welcomed by two working vintage chemical photo booths, one colour, one black and white. And in the sub-basement you can hire our laser studio or book one of the many craft courses run by our friends at the Ministry of Craft. Trading for 130 years, we have everything you need to make anything you want.

If you need to withdraw money from a cash machine there are several located in Piccadilly Gardens just a short 5 minute walk away.

Our latest posts on Instagramtake a peek behind the scene at Fred’s

MCR: our new window display is full of wonderful patterns for Unwrapped Print Fair #fredaldous #makeanything #printspotters
MCR: Calling all @fieldnotesbrand fans... #fredaldous #makeanything #fieldnotes
MCR:  Last chance to see the Alan Kitching exhibition today. Part of @designmcr #fredaldous #makeanything #letterpress #printspotters