Stockport Old Town


We’re home to award-winning
independent businesses

Set against a striking historical backdrop, Stockport Old Town has recently developed a strong local economy powered by the efforts and energies of local people.

While the typical modern day shopping experience is a fairly disconnected and individual one, what Stockport Old Town offers is a chance for shoppers, visitors and residents to engage with real people who run independent shops and are part of a real community.

We're bringing everyone together through a shared love of food, drink and entertainment

We aim to entertain and amaze
the local community

Over the last four years, we’ve seen the area’s evening economy begin to thrive, through events like Foodie Friday, and a rise in the number of interactive cultural events being held, like the annual Fringe and Folk Festivals, which has all helped to start attracting thousands of new people to the area.

All of this has combined to start restoring the sense of pride and belonging that many members of the local community had lost over time, as the area suffered from a lack of investment and attention.

We’re delivering unforgettable experiences to visitors from all over the North West

We're investing in our future
with a number of new developments

Working with partners, Stockport Council are keen to see Stockport Old Town fulfil its potential and has secured £7m investment to bring life back to previously unoccupied buildings in the area.

By attracting new businesses, events and visitors into the area, Stockport Council aims to make Stockport Old Town become a vibrant hub for specialist independent retailers and creative industries.

We’re bringing the local community together through unique festivals and events

We want you to be part of our
exciting journey moving forward

A town can’t expect to become a thriving destination without first gaining the trust and support of local people, as it’s local people who help turn a town from a space into a place.

Stockport Old Town is no different, we know that the future success of the area is wholly dependent on empowering the local community through providing plenty of opportunities to engage with the area, whether you’re young or old.