Makers Yard Christmas Shopping Weekend
11, November 2017 - 12, November 2017

Sat 11 Nov & Sun 12 Nov 11am-5pm

Makers' Yard Christmas Shopping Weekend offers the perfect opportunity to buy original gifts directly from the artists and designer-makers in their studios - and a chance to see inside this magnificently restored, Grade II-listed nineteenth century hosiery factory & warehouse.

Take your pick from art and craft work in wood, ceramics, glass, interior and fashion textiles, fashion, jewellery, picture framing, millinery and more.

Free entry.


Not only, but also....

Christmas Shopping Nights at Makers' Yard!

The designer-makers at 82 Rutland Street invite you back on Wednesdays 22 & 29 November, 5.30-9pm for further opportunities to get unique, hand-made gifts for Christmas! Mince pies, mulled wine, twinkling lights.....

and before that...

LCB Depot hosts a Meet Your (Designer) Maker boutique-style salon reception event at 31 Rutland Street on Thursday 26 October 6-9pm, showcasing the work of Leicester designer-makers. Free to attend, but book in advance via Ticketleap.


As Makers' Yard contains working studios we recommend that young children who visit are accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.

Makers' Yard is a three-storey building with lift access to all floors and studios - it's also fun to explore the building up and down its original wooden stairs : look out for original features!

Makers Yard is at 82-86 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB, just 50 metres away from Curve on the same side of Rutland Street, going towards Humberstone Gate.

A pay and display car park is available next to
Phoenix (entrance on Burton Street LE1 1TE). Parking costs £1 for up to two hours, £2 for three hours and £4 all day, between 6am and 6pm Monday to Saturday. Parking here outside these times Mon-Sat is free; on Sundays and Bank Holidays parking costs £1 for up to 3 hours maximum.

There is a 40-space Pay & Display car park in
Queen Street behind Athena (enter through the old Leicestershire Butchers Hide, Skin & Fat Company arch) charging (for example) £1.90 for 3 hours and £4.60 for 6 hours 6.30am-6.30pm, and £2.50 after 6.30pm, Monday to Sunday.

NCP runs multistorey car parks in nearby Halford Street (NCP Rutland Centre, next to Curve) and at Lee Circle.

On-street meter parking is available in the Cultural Quarter - on Saturdays 6am to 6pm £1 for up to 1 hour / £3 for up to 2 hours (£2 for up to 3 hours in some outer streets), free between 6pm and 6am. On Sundays on-street meter parking here is either free or £1 for up to 3 hours. Check prices, times and days on the meter.

Please note that your personal data will only be stored by LCB Depot and will only be used by us to contact you regarding our services or opportunities for the creative industries. Your details will not be passed to third parties.