Urmston Independents: an A-Z Guide

This page is where you will find Urmston’s independent businesses listed.  This A-Z guide of independent businesses in Urmston is sure to be a Forth Bridge-type project: forever unfinished.  If you run an independent business and it isn’t on here yet, please let us know.  It would be super-helpful if you could include a link to your website and a photo, but don’t worry if you are not able to do that.

Abacus
– Taxi service – based on Flixton Road

Adrak – Indian Restaurant on Flixton Road

Adrak Indian restaurant on Flixton Rd.

Adrak Indian restaurant on Flixton Rd.

Affordable Fancy Dress – Fancy dress supplies on Church Road

Appliance Spares – spare parts for vacuum cleaners and washing machines.  Urmston Market.  Call 07543 433056.

Belle Amour Home – Shabby chic gifts and homewares on Urmston Market on Saturdays

Better Tuition – Tuition centre at 1 Crofts Bank Rd (entrance is round the corner on Flixton Road).

Bon Fabrics – Fancy dress and fabrics at Davyhulme Circle

Bookshop, Urmston – Highly recommended bookseller

Urmston Bookshop on Flixton Rd

Urmston Bookshop on Flixton Rd

Budget Baby Boutique – pre-loved baby clothes on Urmston Market every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Card World – Card seller on Crofts Bank Road

Card World on Crofts Bank Rd.

Card World on Crofts Bank Rd.

Cakey Bakey – Beautiful cakes for all occasions – online business

Candy Stripes Sweets – popular old-fashioned sweet shop on Flixton Road

Cheeky Cherubs – children’s play and learning centre on Victoria Parade.

Chesworths DIY – Timber merchant and supplier of DIY materials.  Chesworths is currently closed (August 2014) but I’m leaving the listing on in case this lovely shop reopens.

Chesworths DIY on Gloucester Rd.

Chesworths DIY on Gloucester Rd.

Darby’s Coffee and Arts Lounge – coffee lounge with displays of artwork, photography, craft and music at 60 Flixton Road (previously home to Lily’s)

David Cogan Auto Electrics – garage on Flixton Road specialising in auto electrics from classic to modern vehicles.  MOTs/ servicing and repairs.  Last year celebrated 30 years in business in Urmston.

Deccan – Indian restaurant on Flixton Road

Eden Nails – Nail salon at 43 Station Road

Eddie McGrath Cycles – 31 Station Road

Empire Restaurant and Takeaway – Family run business on Bowfell Road, Flixton.

Floribunda – Florist on Flixton Road

Floribunda on Flixton Rd.

Floribunda on Flixton Rd.

Fouette – Dancewear shop on Flixton Road

Flixton Academy of Performing Arts (FAPA) – Dance, drama and music academy housed in the former home of the Curzon cinema on Princess Road.

Garden Cafe – Cafe on Crofts Bank Road

Great Cake Company, The – Bespoke cakes designed for you for all occasions – online business.

Grill at 27, the – restaurant on Station Road

HBA Alarms – Security alarm systems and CCTV. Independent traders for 37 years.  21 Balmain Road, Urmston, M41 5TR.  Telephone Ian Henderson on 07958991502 or email info@hbaalarms.co.uk.

Heidi Harris – Hairdressers on Station Road.

Helen O’Donohue School of Speech and Drama – Drama academy based in Shawe Hall, Church Road

Hideaway, the – Coffee and wine bar selling delicious homemade food on Church Road

Home Estate Agents – Estate Agents on the corner of Flixton Rd and Crofts Bank Rd

Hop House, the – Bar/ micropub at 10 Higher Rd (next to the Standard Indian restaurant), offering continental beers, wine, champagne, artisan foods, tea and coffee.

Instyle Bathrooms and Kitchens – Supply, design and installation of kitchens and bathrooms – based on Flixton Road

In Style Bathrooms and Kitchens on Newton Rd.

In Style Bathrooms and Kitchens on Newton Rd.

JW Hairdressing – Hairdressers on Flixton Road

Kiosk News – Newsagents on Flixton Rd, next door to Better Tuition

Kiosk News on Flixton Rd.

Kiosk News on Flixton Rd.

Kobella Beauty – Beauty salon on Flixton Road

LAMS Driving School – Driving school offering driving lessons and crash courses.  Also operates as Manchester Driving School.

La Torre – Spanish restaurant on Flixton Road

Lily’s Coffee Lounge – coffee lounge on Flixton Road UPDATE: the original Lily’s has now changed hands and become Darby’s Coffee and Arts Lounge.  Lily’s at Eden Square remains unchanged.

Lily's Coffee Lounge on Flixton Rd.

Lily’s Coffee Lounge on Flixton Rd.

and Lily’s at Eden Square – coffee lounge and wine bar in Eden Square

Lockette’s Fashion – Ladies’ clothing and accessories – 76 Flixton Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 5AB, next to Mrs M Vintage.

Lucy Loves Vintage – online vintage-inspired boutique

Luxson – Digital Services and Solutions – online business

Majic Roundabout – preloved baby and nursery goods exchange agency/ shop – at Woodsend Circle

Manchester Cartridges – Printing and toner refills, as well as related products – Station Road.

Manchester Cartridges on Flixton Rd.

Manchester Cartridges on Flixton Rd.

Manchester Driving School – Driving school offering driving lessons and crash courses.  Also operates as LAMS Driving School.

Marie’s Bake House – Beautiful cakes for all occasions

Malcolms Pharmacy – Highly recommended chemist

Mama Maria’s – Italian restaurant on Flixton Road

Market, the – Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, on Railway Road

Miss Ellie’s Travel – Travel Agents on Crofts Bank Road

Mrs M Vintage – old and new vintage-style crafts, homewares, furniture and textiles on Flixton Road, next to the bookshop.

MS News – Newsagent on Crofts Bank Road, now called Nina’s News.

Needful Things – Secondhand shop on Flixton Road

Nina’s News – Newsagent at Woodsend Circle, as well as on Crofts Bank Road

Office2Home – stationary shop on Crofts Bank Road

Office 2 Home on Crofts Bank Rd.

Office 2 Home on Crofts Bank Rd.

Pancake Corner – pancakes, milkshakes and coffee on Gloucester Road.

Park Lane Estates – estate agents at 27 Flixton Road.

Partizan Bagz – Bespoke party bags for children and adults – online business

Party Patch – Party paraphernalia – based within Paul’s floors (see below)

Paul’s Floors – all types of flooring supplied and fitted by  nice people – 414 Flixton Road, M41 6QY.

Pettecrew Financial Planning Ltd, Gloucester Road – provides independent pension and investment advice to individuals and small businesses. Twitter:- @myfinancepage


Pond Quay – Chinese restaurant on Crofts Bank Road.

Posh Nosh – sandwiches and hot snacks on Grosvenor Road (previously Oliver’s).

Prairie Schooner Taphouse, the – micropub and bottle shop at 33 Flixton Road, between the tattoo parlour and Urmston Carpets.

Purple Buttercup – art, craft and haberdashery studio/ shop based at 145 Church Road, M41 9ET.

Push On – Online marketing agency providing SEO, PPC, social media, Magento web development and ecommerce services.

Q Club – Private members’ club on Victoria Parade.  Now called Urmston Music Foundation.

Raeburns Opticians – Opticians on Flixton Road.

Richard’s Cakes – Fancy cakes for all occasions – based on Flixton Road.

Salon Pierre – Highly recommended beauty salon on Moorside Road, opposite Trafford General.

Scarlett’s Bazaar – Pre-loved and vintage women’s clothing boutique on Church Road, unfortunately now closed.

Scrumptious Tea Rooms – 8 Church Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9BU Phone: 0161 425 3400

Sharon Lea Driving School – Highly recommended driving instructor.

Shoetique – shoe boutique on Railway Road.

Showcase Dance & Stage – a performing arts school based at St Clements Church Hall.

SolidFurnitureLand – Lounge and bedroom furniture on Station Road – previously known as Big Brands Outlet.

Sponge Sisters – Bakers of cakes, which you can buy and scoff at Urmston Market, the Steamhouse and at various fetes and fairs around Urmston.

Steamhouse, the – Pub at Station Approach.

Sugar Bun Sisters – Cakes and other baked goods.

Six – Women’s clothing boutique on Station Road.

Six is an Independent boutique on Station Road.

Six is an independent boutique on Station Road.

Sweetie Trees – mobile pick-n-mix stall, sweetie trees, bagged sweets, cones and hampers.

TD Plumbing and Heating – Urmston-based plumbing and heating engineer.

Thomas Carter Opticians – Opticians on Station Road.

Torre , La – Spanish restaurant on Flixton Road.

La Torre on Flixton Rd.

La Torre on Flixton Rd.

Top Marks – Women’s clothing, gifts and homewares on Moorside Road – next to Salon Pierre.

Treasured Wear – printing of business cards, leaflets, folders & brochures as well as personalisation of hoodies, t-shirts and other garments.  On Flixton Road.

Troy – Turkish grill and mezze bar on Victoria Parade.

Urmston Market – Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays on Railway Road.

Urmston Bookshop – Bookshop on Flixton Road.

Urmston Carpets – carpet and flooring warehouse on Flixton Road

Urmston Comedy Club – monthly comedy club nights at the Grill at 27 (see above)

Urmston Furniture Warehouse – Furniture shop on Crofts Bank Road

Urmston Music Foundation – Music venue on Victoria Parade.  Used to be the Boogie Lounge.

Urmston Pilates – Pilates classes in various locations around Urmston

VitalSpace – Urmston Estate Agents on Flixton Road

Wizard Key Cutting and Shoe Repairs – follow the link to read the most charming online review ever.

Wizard Key Cutting and Shoe Repairs on Flixton Rd.

Wizard Key Cutting and Shoe Repairs on Flixton Rd.

Woodaloo – gifts and jewellery on Gloucester Road.  Previously Attique.

X – I would really like to find an Urmston-based independent trader that starts with X.  So please find me one!

Younique – bags and accessories – can be found at various markets on different days

Zumba, Flixton, Stretford, Urmston – classes at various locations around Urmston

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