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
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
Budget Baby Boutique – pre-loved baby clothes on Urmston Market every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Card World – Card seller on Crofts Bank Road
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
JW Hairdressing – Hairdressers on Flixton Road
Kiosk News – Newsagents on Flixton Rd, next door to Better Tuition
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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Woodaloo – gifts and jewellery on Gloucester Road. Previously Attique.
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Younique – bags and accessories – can be found at various markets on different days
Zumba, Flixton, Stretford, Urmston – classes at various locations around Urmston