What Stockport is famous for? (including one of the most talked about restaurants in the world!)

Last Updated: 5 September 2022

Stockport is a town that we’re particularly fond of and somewhere where we spend a lot of time installing our fine home improvement products. Famous for so many things, it’s impossible to cover them all within a short piece. However, we’ve decided to list some that we felt were especially notable below.

A selection of fine architecture

The architecture throughout the town is both varied and stunning. There’s St Peter’s Church, a Georgian style, Grade II listed building and the Stockport Viaduct, which is one of the largest brick structures in the UK. Other impressive historical buildings include the Plaza, which is known worldwide as the last building of this kind which is still in its original format. As specialists in the manufacture of bespoke home improvements, we fully appreciate the level of craftsmanship required to create such fine detailing. Such care and devotion is something we always employ when constructing our windows, doors and conservatory products.

Strawberry Studios

Sir Paul McCartney Located on Waterloo Road and named in honour of the Beatles song, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, the calibre of the musicians that have passed through the doors of Strawberry Studios is enough to make even the smallest of music fans sit back and take note. Joy Division, the Smiths and the Stone Roses – three of the most successful bands from the Manchester area – Cliff Richard, and even the great Paul McCartney passed through its doors before the studio was closed in 1993.

There is a light and it always gets in

Where The Light Gets In is a restaurant situated in the picturesque area near Stockport’s historic market hall. There is no menu but for £90 a head, you receive a selection of plates from whatever was caught, slaughtered or harvested that day. The unique nature of this dining experience has caused quite a stir amongst those who have and haven’t been to the venue. It also has glowing reviews on Google and table bookings are taken two months in advance, indicating that the quality is very high.

Fred Perry

Tennis matchThe last Brit to win the men’s Wimbledon tennis championship before Andy Murray in 2013, Fred Perry was born in the Portwood area of Stockport in 1909. The only British player to have won all four grand slam singles titles, he was also the tennis table World Champion in 1929. Today, the Fred Perry name is better known for his clothing label, which still enjoys considerable popularity despite launching its first polo shirt way back in 1952.

Many other famous names

Of course, Fred Perry is far from the only famous name to have come from Stockport. And whilst this list is not extensive, other famous names include:

  • Craig Cash – widely recognisable for his role as Dave Best in The Royle Family, Craig Cash actually co-wrote the show. He’s also a BAFTA award-winning writer and producer.
  • Phil Foden – professional footballer currently playing for Manchester City.
  • Hughie Fury – professional heavyweight boxer and cousin of former lineal heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury.
  • David Dickinson – Antique expert and television presenter, famous for the TV shows Bargain Hunt and Dickinson’s Real Deal.

Are you a Stockport resident considering how you can improve your home? Reddish Joinery can help improve your home with a variety of home improvements products such as uPVC windows, timber doors, or even a replacement conservatory roof for your Stockport home. Feel free to give us a call on 0161 969 7474 to speak to one of our home-improvement specialists and find out how. Or, why not browse our website instead?

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