Blackburn’s Hidden Gems

For those visitors searching for specialist knowledge, trusted independent retailers and a positive overall shopping experience, Fleming Square in Blackburn is one of the many places to visit around the town.

From frothy coffee and fashion-forward hairstyles to secret meeting rooms and luxury underwear, the square has an array of independent gems and hideouts.

Exchange Coffee

Designed to make you feel right at home, the vintage inspired emporium is packed with charisma, fresh speciality coffees, loose tea, sweet treats and light meals. Exchange coffee is ideal for a bite to eat or a cuppa for a caffeine boost. Try it for the charm, the decor, the atmosphere, the coffee and maybe even try a cake or two.

Secret Rooms

Secret Rooms, run by the owner of Exchange Coffee, is ideal for holding cost-effective small business meetings, one-to-one interviews and private off-site meetings in a relaxed environment. Based in a central location and available to hire by the hour, Secret Rooms, has plenty of natural daylight, character and most importantly Wi-Fi. Refreshments and light meals are also provided with venue hire. (Terms and conditions apply)

Jeff Stone Hairdressing

Looking for a colour update? Or a simple tidy up? Jeff Stone Hairdressing has been based on Fleming Square for over 40 years making the salon a big player in the town. For bespoke hair services and remarkable customer service in a traditional salon environment, book an appointment at this charming hair salon.

Eve Lingerie

For those who are fed up with never being able to find the perfect bra size on the high street, take a trip to the picturesque lingerie boutique on Fleming Square. Eve Lingerie is run by specialist Janet Bailey, who has a wealth of knowledge built up from years in the industry and personal experiences. From friendly designs perfect for practical everyday wear to bridal lingerie and silky nightwear, Eve Lingerie has it all. The boutique, which boasts plenty of character, offers an expert bra-fitting service for all ages.

The Nail and Beauty Box

Relax and revitalise with a range of extensive beauty treatments at The Nail and Beauty Box including manicures, pedicures, waxing, massages and spray tans. The established salon, which offers quality service in a professional environment, operates a walk-in and appointment service.

Scarlet Hair Studio

Ombre, pastels, balayage, the list of hair dye trends gets longer every day. While it may seem daunting to keep up, Scarlet Hair Studio is always on-trend. From gently sun-kissed streaks and undetectable highlights to blow dries and new styles, this salon is one to keep in mind.

Independent Specialists

Blackburn is full of specialist businesses, quirky boutiques and charming cafes in areas such as Fleming Square, Northgate, King William Street, Town Hall Street and Darwen Street.

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