Fred Aldous

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Fred Aldous
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Trading for well over a century - nearer 150 years, actually - this iconic, family-run arts and craft store in the Northern Quarter is one of Manchester's real success stories. if you want to make something, this is where to head - they've got everything. 


Venue name: Fred Aldous
Address: 37 Lever Street
Northern Quarter
M1 1LW
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Whether you're a budding artist or not, Fred Aldous is definitely worth a visit. As well as a seemingly endless selection of art and craft supplies, they also stock all manner of fun, quirky gifts and unique homewares.


A real institution. Fred Aldous has everything creative you need, including a photography studio on the bottom floor. Even if you are not the most creative type take a trip to Fred's and you'll feel inspired to start something new. 

The building itself is worth the visit alone, so many original features left untouched, which is a real rarity in this day and age. From the floors to the tiled walls, the whole building is seeping in creative history.