Allandale Road and Francis Street in Stoneygate are full of gorgeous little shops for quirky gifts, clothing and house interiors, as well as tea shops, restaurants, hairdressers and so much more. One of our favourite discoveries though is Outerspace on Francis Street. Set back from the street down a small alleyway, you’ll see a sign pointing you down to it and when walking by you won’t appreciate just how much the shop has the offer.

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Outerspace entrance

Outerspace’s tagline is “Inspiring products for your home and garden“, which certainly rings true as after walking round I’d decided that I needed to up my game workwise to get more money, move house and buy the entire shop to make my home and garden beautiful. Unrealistic but inspiring none the less.

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The outside garden furniture

As you make your way down the alleyway there’s a range of outdoor garden furniture and decorations. Everything from table sets, water features and my personal favourite, an amazing outdoor wine holder which you stick into your plant pot. I was also very tempted by the fabulous looking sun lounger for only £79.95, until I realised I couldn’t get it home, nor could I fit it into my garden. But one day…

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We need that summer wine holder


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and this lounger

Stepping inside to the main shop there’s everything from cute little milk bottles made into outdoor candles, quirky signs for the kitchen, a table that has a hidden section for your beer bottles, picnic hampers, mirrors, beautiful chairs, lighting and so much more.

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Inside the shop


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A table that’s also a bar. NEED.

If that’s not enough, don’t worry, there’s a tea shop in there too serving homemade cakes and other light bites to enjoy after you’ve exhauted yourself looking at all the things to redecorate your beautiful new imaginary house. In our case, anyway.

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More of what’s on offer inside

Outerspace also have a shop at Wistow Rural Centre and you can find out much more about them on the Outerspace Website.

If you do head down there let us know what you buy!


Outerspace is located at 43 Francis Street, Stoneygate, Leicester.

One Reply to “Tucked away in Outerspace”

  1. Super place, we tend to use whistow garden centre branch more as we walk the dogs there on a Friday. Having said that, both shops positively ooze good taste and quality.

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