Top floor at Fred Aldous

Opening Times#makeanything 7 days a week 

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Bank Holiday Opening times in Manchester & Leeds Monday 1 May: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday 29 May: 11:00 am – 5: 00 pm 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 the 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 photo booths. 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 onto 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

Have you seen the #papercity teaser display in our Leeds shop windows? #fredaldous #makeanything #gfsmithpapers #colorplan
Now our exhibition window looks as good closed as it is open! Thanks to @thehammo and @furiouspie for a cracking job #fredaldous #makeanything #manchester #streetart
Our Manchester window has been filled with wonderful G.F Smith Colorplan paper creations by @lazerian_studio a teaser for their collaboration in Hull #fredaldous #makeanything