Levenshulme Antiques Village, Manchester

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Levenshulme Antiques Village is a great place to find original and unique pieces of antique, pre-war and vintage furniture, as well as many other collectable antiques and decorative items. Visitors digging around the twenty individual antique specialist shops spread over three large floors should expect the unexpected.

Located for over thirty years in the superb Victorian Town Hall, built in 1898 for the Levenshulme Urban District Council, which they occupied until it became part of Manchester in 1909. It was then used as social services offices in the 1920’s, and the Grand Ballroom was used as an evening dance hall, all before the building became the well-known Antiques Village in the 1970’s. There is even an old communal surface Air Raid Shelter behind the main building. This was probably built for the use of the staff at the council offices and those in the police station next door.

One of the few Antiques Centres in the North West of England, the ornate building is itself an antique. Walk into the entrance hall and you will be greeted with original green wall tiling, magnificent mosaic floors and a grand staircase leading to the main hall.

Open to the general public, the Village is a long established community for those in the antiques business and private buyers a like. The centre sells a wide range of pre-war and reproduction furniture, antiques, fireplaces and chandeliers. Rooms of collectables contain an array of treasures from old police uniforms and antique model aeroplanes to 1950s pinball machines. The furniture ranges from Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian mahogany, imported continental pine, 1960s and 70s styles, modern Seshum designs and rustic pine as well as others so there is something for everyone! Most retail units within the Village have their own theme and unique collection of paraphernalia.

To the rear of the main building, there are specialist workshops in the old cobbled Corporation Yard offering traditional services ranging from re-upholstery, bespoke furniture makers, fireplace restoration, gate fabrication, ironmongery, stripping and restoration and a French lighting and objet d’art showroom.
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  • March 3, 2017
    What a lovely little place! Charming and sweet. We had such wonderful afternoon tea! We will definitely be coming back! :)  more »
  • February 11, 2017
    What a little gem! On a dreary miserable day paid a visit to the cafe for afternoon tea. What amazing value and wonderful homemade cakes. The staff couldn't have been nicer and I got to bring home wha...  more »
  • February 9, 2017
    I love browsing around antiques shops and the antiques village at Levenshulme was no exception. The building is huge with 2 floors of treasure, unfortunately I think the sellers are a bit delusional w...  more »
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  • We didn't know we had to book and went with a groupon voucher for afternoon tea for 6. Even though it was really busy. The lovely ladies there went above and beyond to look after us all and made a beautiful afternoon tea for us. Would recommend booking first. Excellent food and cakes. Would highly recommend this cafe.
  • Love this place when you go here don't forget to look at the lockups around the back some really nice stall here.
  • Great selection of antiques and crafts. Antiques are displayed so they are accessable, not all bunched up together. They have craftsman on-site too which was handy as we were able to buy a door and arranged for stained glass to be fitted on it. It also has a nice cafe serving breakfast and got drinks.
  • 1st of the year..different types of food available.....cheese stall was the best.....there was even a bar so we could have a drink with our wood burning pizza
  • Treasure trove of furniture dealers, great prices and loads to choose from.

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