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The Nichols Building, in pictures!

August 27, 2011

The other day, we popped into The Nichols Building for the first time. Being quite late in the day, it was nice and quiet for looking round, and I managed to take lots of photos too!

The Nichols Building on Shalesmoor

Step inside love

The Nichols Building itself dates from the mid 1800s and was originally used as a grocery wholesalers. In more recent years it was used as an antiques and auction house, and now in 2011 has been fully refurbished as an open-plan shopping emporium. The first floor showroom is full of individual units, featuring all of my favourite kind of stuff – antiques, arts and crafts. Plus there is a tea room, with cakes!

On the way upstairs...

The main room is HUGE, with lots of small independent retailers.

Dolly's Delights - preloved & vintage clothing and homewares

More units in the little side room, including Mr. Truffles

Top photo : The 'It's all about me' unit - lots of nice soaps! Bottom photo : Hansley Beard Events & Planning

I was really pleased to see just how big the floor space was, and how much stuff there was to look at! There are loads of units of varying sizes, plus loads of cabinets with trinkets and nice little things.

View from the main tillpoint looking back towards the entrance

Anderson Brook & Honeysuckle at Home

A selection of my greetings cards are stocked by the lovely Claira at the ‘Vertiline in Love‘ boutique.

Vertiline in Love...

Vertiline in Love - The boutique

Lovely stuff!

A few of my cards

A few more of my cards

Homewares and clothes, as far as the eye can see...

Looking towards the back of the room

The green and yellow chairs I like

Mama Magpie

One of the things which really struck us about The Nichols Building, is that all of the individual unit holders has taken a real pride in how their corner of the room looks. There isn’t one unit that lets the look of the place down. It’s quite a refreshing change from some of the other (much loved, but rather neglected) emporiums around Sheffield. Seriously, this place looks amazing!

Back wall

Penny Black Vintage

There is a very well stocked book section, with lots of vintage stock, plus books of local interest.

R&L Baines Books & Collectables

I love this 1940s childs coat from Fortnum & Mason

There are many other cabinets and units I didn’t get a chance to photograph, including a shop called ‘Barely Worn’ which is up on the next level of the building, and sells amongst other things, beautiful vintage wedding dressings.

Cabinets - One for Luck

There is also a gallery and exhibition space at the back of the main room, plus a photography studio.

The Gallery

Little black dress exhibition - runs until the 1st September.

I hoping it won’t be long till we go back on our next trip to The Nichols Building…I didn’t even spend any money this time! If you like arts, crafts and vintage type stuff and haven’t been yet, I would really recommend a little visit!

Opening hours are –

Monday – Closed

Tuesday to Friday – 11am – 6pm

Saturday – 10am – 5pm

Sunday – 10am – 4pm

And here are some links if you want to find out more…

The Nichols Building website –

The Nichols Building on Facebook –

The Nichols Building on Twitter –

Vertiline in Love on Facebook –

Vertiline in Love on Twitter –

See ya! x

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 27, 2011 2:27 pm

    Thanks for the link,
    Just like topoint out that my photo studio is also a gallery

  2. dilystreacle permalink
    August 27, 2011 10:44 am

    yeh its really cool love, we could go when you come up again..there’s loads of nice stuff in there. yeh you can apply to have your own unit or cabinet..but not sure i’d make enough money to cover the cost at the mo! X x X x

  3. dilystreacle permalink
    August 27, 2011 10:43 am

    well, you could take a stroll down there over the weekend. i forgot to mention though they arent open mondays. i might add that in! they’ve only recently opened, we only knew coz we passed by and saw it on the front, and then i saw it on facebook and twitter. its really good, i think you would love it! XXX

  4. Jo Helyar permalink
    August 27, 2011 8:36 am

    Omgosh, that place looks lush!!!! Could you have your own stand there one day love? xx

  5. August 27, 2011 3:05 am

    I’ve been past this building loads and loads of times, and I never knew that’s what it was like inside! That’s just crazy! It’s really not advertised at all from the outside, I thought it was auctions or something in there! I really want to go now, plus great that your cards are in there too!πŸ˜€

    J xxx

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