Mon - Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

37 Lever St, Manchester, M1 1LW

0161 236 4224

The Fred Aldous flagship and HQ is based 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.

Over three floors we have 25,000 art, craft and design products, alongside contemporary stationery, design-led gifts and homeware. But, you will find that we are more than just a great place to shop! On our first floor, you will find two vintage analogue photo booths; one colour and one black and white.

Home to FA Studios, our Manchester shop offers a range of creative services, such as Laser Cutting, Risograph printing and Photo Studio hire. 

Trading for 130 years, we have everything you need to make anything you want.


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 contact us on

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

We have three floors, with the lower two floors accessible via stairs. 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 we are happy to store these behind the counter while you shop.

Shopping with us

Our shop is split across three levels with the lower two levels accessible by stairs.

Ground floor

We have our design-led gift and homeware, stationery, cards, wrap and our two vintage photo booths on our ground floor.


Here you will find our Art Shop, Craft Shop, Haberdashery and Model Making departments.


Head to the sub-basement for our Paper, Card, Sketchpads, Acrylic, Easels, FA Studios and our Classroom Space

We’re big dog lovers here at Fred Aldous, so feel free to bring your four-legged friend with you when you shop with us. We even have a resident shop dog, Morus the Corgi, you can follow his antics here.

We accept all major credit cards and Apple Pay but our Photobooths only take £1 coins. If you need to withdraw money from a cash machine there are several located in Piccadilly Gardens just a short 5-minute walk away.

Manchester Services

FA Studios

Our creative studios are based at our Manchester shop. You can find out more about what services we offer here.

Easel Hire

You can hire easels for exhibitions or events from our Manchester shop. Head here for how to book and hire charges.


We can cut the paper or card you have bought in our shop on the guillotine, free of charge.

Click & Collect

Order online and collect your order from our Manchester shop. Collect your order from our accessible ground floor.