NOTE started in 1999 and is based on the corner of Tib Street and Church Street in the Northern Quarter area of central Manchester. We are a short distance from many legendary Manchester skate spots such as the BBC banks/curbs, Bridgewater, Castlefield Amphitheatre, Gasworks, Town Hall, Urbis and the Pumpcage skatepark and we are also surrounded by many fashionable, independent retailers and the world famous Afflecks Palace shopping arcade.
The shop is set out on two floors. On the ground floor you will find a huge range of skate shoes and clothing from brands such as Adidas, Converse, DVS, Emerica, eS, Etnies, Fallen, Gravis, Lakai, Nike SB, Supra, Altamont, Analog, Diamond, Dickies, Fourstar, KR3W, Matix and Rebel8 which are mostly exclusive to NOTE in Greater Manchester. Downstairs in the basement you will find a vast selection of skateboard decks, trucks, wheels and hardware. We carry all the best companies including A Third Foot, Alien Workshop, Almost, Antihero, Baker, Blind, Blueprint, Chocolate, Cliche, Crayon, Death, Deathwish, DGK, Enjoi, Flip, Girl, Habitat, Heroin, Krooked, Landscape, Magenta, Mystery, Palace, Real, Santa Cruz, Skate Mental, Slave, Stereo, The Harmony, Toy Machine, Unabomber, Zero, Zoo York, Independent, Royal, Silver, Tensor, Thunder, Venture, Gold, Hubba and Spitfire.
All the staff in the shop have many years of skateboard experience and some are professional skaters. We proudly sponsor a talented team of skateboarders and you will usually find one or more of them either working or lurking in NOTE.
Walking or skating from Manchester Piccadilly train station
Head straight down Station Approach and take your first right on to Ducie Street.
Take the first left on to Dale Street.
Carry straight on and Dale Street joins Church Street.
You will find NOTE on the right at the junction with Tib Street.
Walking or skating from Manchester Victoria train station
Turn left out of the station then take your first left on to Long Millgate.
Take the first right on to Halliwell Street.
Take a slight left on to Balloon Street.
Take a left on to Shudehill.
Take the first right on to Thomas Street.
Take a right on to Tib Street just after the multistory car park.
You will find NOTE on the left at the junction with Church Street.
Walking or skating from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens bus/tram station
Head across Piccadilly Gardens towards Debenhams department store.
At Debenhams take a right on to Tib Street.
You will find NOTE on the right at the junction with Church Street.
Driving and car parking
Church Street multistory car park is opposite NOTE.
The Northern Quarter and Church Street car park are signposted from the Ancoats section of the inner ring road.