Hoptroff & Lee

Antiques in the Alley

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Please be advised that due to lockdown (beginning Thursday November 5th) the following shops and services may be closed, please make enquiries by contacting the individual establishments. 

Antiques & Collectables to be found in Stamford

A few well-chosen places for you to find items from a bygone era!


 Antiques in the Alley

Main Shop

4, Cheyne Lane,



Tel: 01780 767447

Mob: 07908052337

Email: [email protected]

Temporarily closed due to lockdown.

Full details available at: 



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You can be assured a very warm welcome at this delightful antiques shop, situated in a little Dickensian building tucked away in a tiny lane just off the High St. 

The main shop is in Cheyne Lane with a small additional selling space at 

The Corn Exchange Cafe and Shops in Broad Street. The main shop sells a range of traditional antiques, vintage and collectables, as well as the quirky and unusual.

 The additional selling space at The Corn Exchange specialises in railwayana, model railway, car and garage 

and dolls house.

 The building in which the main shop is housed has been a music shop, a fishmonger's, a bookmakers, and a gift shop. The original listed shelving and a fireplace still exist. Access to the single upper room was probably on the outside.

Wheelchair access

Nearby public parking 

Pick-up facility

Refreshments next door

COVID-19: it is safe to shop at Hoptroff & Lee. We ask you to use our hand sanitiser before entering the shop, wear your face mask and wait until you are greeted at the door. Regular cleaning of surfaces, and air disinfection takes place between customers. We encourage contactless card payments. Please ensure you check our website or contact us direct for opening times as they may vary week by week.


   @ The Corn Exchange Cafe and Shops

Our additional retail space is CLOSED although the venue itself is partially open for takeaway

Hoptroff & Lee's additional retail area specialises in classic and garage, railwayana, model railway and dolls house and can be found at:

Stamford Corn Exchange Cafe and Shops,

38, Broad St.,

Stamford, Lincs


Mob: 07908052337

[email protected]

Wheelchair access. 

Restaurant and Cafe

Families, dogs welcome

Toilets for patrons

Scroll down for more information on antiques and collectables in the Corn Exchange!

COVID-19: it is safe to shop at 

The Stamford Corn Exchange with one-way shopping system and improved cafe layout.

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The Corn Exchange Cafe and Shops 

38, Broad Street PE9 1PX

Partially open for cafe takeaway only.

Situated right next to the theatre in the town's former 

Corn Exchange, 

this lively shopping arcade incorporates the Stage 2 cafe/restaurant, and several small shops and display areas selling a variety of items including antiques, vintage and collectables. 

The Corn Exchange has been home to a cinema, a theatre, a sale room and an antiques centre.

Tel: 01780 763255

Wheelchair access, dogs welcome, toilets for patrons only.

COVID-19: your health and safety is paramount at this shopping area and restaurant where local council guidelines are fully adhered to.

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At The Corn Exchange Shopping Arcade you will find independent traders selling antiques and collectables. 

This year Hoptroff & Lee have made their additional retail area at the Corn Exchange a specialist centre selling vintage dolls house, railwayana, and classic car and garage.

Stamford postcards and souvenirs are available at "Quackers about Stamford". The shopping arcade has a delightfully warm atmosphere and you can sit and contemplate your purchases over a cup of tea or a meal at The Stage 2 cafe and restaurant.

St. Mary's Bookshop

St.Mary's Hill    PE9 2DP

Marcus invites you to peruse an extensive  stock of antiquarian, rare and out of print books. This shop also specialises in local interest, prints, maps, cards, taxidermy, and has a book search facility. The lovely old building was occupied, in 1900, by a tripe dresser, and through the years has been a confectioners and afternoon tea rooms.

Tel: 01780 763033

website: www.stmarysbooks.com

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St.Martin's Antiques Centre

23, High Street St.Martin's PE9 2LF 

(not the main High Street)

As seen on TV's Antiques Road Trip. A very warm welcome from Lucinda, Mark and staff. St Martins Antiques Centre has independent trader units in 5 rooms selling a wide range of items. Expert advice given from knowledgeable staff members. The building was once a coach and carriage maker's, and a garage with petrol pumps, evidence of which can be seen on the wall outside.

 Wheelchair access and toilets. Car Park just around the corner on Barnack Road.

Website: www.st-martins-antiques.co.uk

Tel: 01780 481158

St.Paul's Street Bookshop

7a St. Pauls' street

Second-hand and antiquarian books on two floors of an ancient building. This shop also sells antique prints and maps. The building was a shoe and boot maker's business for many years.

Tel: 01780 482748


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