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Our Story

We are the trusted decorating and DIY retailer for thousands of customers every week; delivering great products, service and specialist knowledge to make sure every customer receives the products they need to get the job done. We have 33 stores located in some of London’s most prominent locations; including King’s Road Chelsea, High Street Kensington, Shaftesbury Avenue, Victoria, Farringdon, Notting Hill and Clapham High Street, ensuring we are the local experts. Our business is underpinned by our values: We think on our feet, we work better together, we empower our people, we deliver excellence and we are inclusive.

As a trusted retailer of some of the biggest and best known UK DIY brands including Dulux Trade, Leyland Trade, Stanley, Ronseal and DeWALT, we offer a comprehensive range of over 22,000 products across all departments of decorating and DIY in each of our stores.

In early 2017, Leyland SDM was acquired by the Grafton Group as part of their expansion strategy in the UK. Since then, we have had the stability and support of a leader in the field of Building Materials and DIY Retail, allowing us to set our ambitions high.

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    Over 12,000 Products
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    ​Over 450 Colleagues
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     ​Trade & Retail Customers

Our Values

As Ken in our Streatham store would say, this isn’t corporate talk! Our values are what make us tick and are the fundamentals of how we operate, behave and underpin the culture of our business.

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    We Think On Our Feet

    We are adaptable and find solutions for all our customers needs

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    We Work Better Together

    We share our strengths and ideas to create winning teams

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    We Empower Our People​

    We encourage everyone to use their initiative, make decisions and own their actions

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    We Deliver Excellence​

    Let's nail it - everyone, everyday

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    ​We Are Inclusive

    We celebrate diversity, champion equality and respect each other as individuals

The Journey So Far...

Edgware Road

Edgware Road

Get ready for a DIY oasis, Edgware Road – because Leyland was born just 100 yards from Edgware Road station, and it's a tale that turned frustration into fun! Picture this: A London-based painter and decorator, tired of traveling out of London to multiple stores, found his answer right here.
Victoria

Victoria

Leyland's second store is not just a location; it's the Victoria Vivacity, sandwiched between Vauxhall Bridge and Victoria Station! This isn't your average store; it's a vibrant heartbeat in the heart of SW1V. Join the fun – where every paint can is a splash of joy, and every visit is a brushstroke closer to turning your projects into a masterpiece!
Finchley Road

Finchley Road

Hold onto your paintbrushes, Finchley – because Leyland has transformed a small terraced shop into the ultimate DIY playground not far from Golders Green tube station! Nestled in the affluent area of Childs Hill, this isn't just a store; it's the Finchley Funhouse. Over time, we knocked through both to the left and right to keep up with the demand of our local customers, turning it into a haven for DIY enthusiasts.
Farringdon

Farringdon

Get ready for a burst of colour and fun, Farringdon – because Leyland has brought a vibrant celebration to EC1M, and we haven't looked back since! This isn't just a store; it's the Farringdon Fiesta, and it's undergone a lively refurbishment in 2020, courtesy of our fantastic Merchandising team. Join the festivities – where every paint can is a pop of joy, and every visit is a brushstroke closer to turning your projects into a masterpiece!
Chelsea

Chelsea

Get ready for a touch of DIY luxury, Chelsea – because Leyland is not just a store; it's the Chelsea Chroma, nestled on the luxurious Kings Road! Serving upwards of 500 trade and retail customers a day, this isn't your average shopping experience. Rumour has it that even the legendary Robbie Williams is a regular favourite for the Chelsea team and store! Join the Chelsea Chroma – where every paint can is a touch of elegance, and every visit is a brushstroke closer to turning your projects into royal masterpieces!
Kensington

Kensington

Get ready for a burst of creativity, Kensington – because Leyland's vibrant palette is just three stone throws away from Kensington Olympia tube station! This isn't just a store; it's the Kensington Canvas, bustling with activity both during the week and on weekends. A favourite among local retail customers, this is where every DIY dream finds its colour and every paint can is a stroke of fun. Join the Kensington Canvas – where every visit is a brushstroke closer to turning your projects into masterpieces!
Camden

Camden

Get ready for a burst of colour, Camden – because Leyland has added a trendy twist to the vibrant streets of Camden Town! As the go-to local DIY and decorating specialists in NW1, this isn't just another store; it's the Camden Colour Carnival, where every paint can is a splash of fun. Since setting up shop, the trendy locals have been loving the burst of creativity and colour brought to their doorstep.
Shaftesbury Avenue

Shaftesbury Avenue

Get ready for a touch of DIY glamour, Shaftesbury Avenue – because Leyland is not just a store; it's a glittering gem in the heart of the West End! Surrounded by the glitz and glamour of restaurants, theatres, and a lively crowd, this isn't your average shopping destination. In 2019, we sprinkled a bit more magic by increasing the store's size.
Ealing

Ealing

Get ready for a burst of DIY fun, Ealing – because Leyland is turning the corner from Ealing Broadway tube station into a vibrant hub of creativity! With a strong and lively regular customer base, this isn't just a store; it's the Ealing Extravaganza, where every paint can is a splash of joy, and the hustling and bustling high street is the backdrop for your DIY dreams coming to life!
Goodge Street

Goodge Street

Hold onto your paint palettes, Goodge Street – because Leyland's most central store in London is not just a location; it's a quaint and quirky DIY wonderland! While Shaftesbury Avenue might continue the central store argument, Goodge Street is here to claim its title as the ultimate hub of creativity. With a loyal student customer base, get ready for the Goodge Street Vibes – where every colour tells a story, and the store isn't just a spot; it's a place where DIY dreams come to life!
Hackney

Hackney

Get ready for a DIY adventure, Hackney – because Leyland's journey from a Support Centre to a thriving store has turned the space into an epic DIY wonderland! Amidst the regeneration magic in the area, the store has grown and grown, and here's a juicy titbit – rumours have it that Game of Thrones favourite Maisie Williams has shopped in this very store! Get ready for the Hackney Haven – where every paint can is a brushstroke of fun, and the store isn't just a location; it's a haven for DIY enthusiasts and possibly even Westeros royalty!
Earls Court

Earls Court

But this isn't your ordinary store – it's an Earls Court Express! Leyland didn't just open another store; it created a petite paradise where every visit is an express journey into the world of DIY fun. The store isn't just a retail space; it's a destination for those who know that great things come in small packages.
Shoreditch

Shoreditch

Hold onto your paint cans, Shoreditch – because Leyland is back in EC, bringing a vibrant splash of fun to the trendy heart of London! Following great success, we're not just another store; we're the talk of the town, and the trendy locals can't get enough of our service on the busy A10 junction. Get ready for the Shoreditch Splash – where every paint colour is a fashion statement, and the store isn't just a location; it's a rendezvous for trendy DIY enthusiasts!
London Bridge

London Bridge

Get ready for a burst of colour, London Bridge, because Leyland has transformed a busy pocket of London into the ultimate DIY playground! With Borough Market right on the doorstep, this vibrant spot welcomed us with open arms. Formerly a tea museum, this store is not just another one in the crowd; it's the only one to boast a secluded, secret garden. Summer lunchtimes? Oh, they must be nice! Join the London Bridge Palette – where every paint can is a brushstroke of fun, and the store isn't just a location; it's a hidden oasis of DIY delight!
Fulham

Fulham

Hold onto your paint rollers, Fulham – because Leyland is about to turn Fulham Road into the ultimate DIY playground! With Chelsea and Earls Court already open, adding another store so close might sound a bit crazy, but guess what? It's not just another store; it's a Fulham Fusion, where both trade and retail customers flock to the peak of the North End Road 7 days a week for their decorating and DIY needs. Get ready for a tale of colour, creativity, and a Fulham Road adventure that defies all expectations!
Chiswick

Chiswick

Hold onto your colour wheels, Chiswick – because Leyland turned the highly reputable high street into a vibrant sea of blue (not literally, of course) in 2010! It's not just a store; it's a lively canvas of DIY joy. Join the Chiswick Chroma – where every hue is a note in the fun symphony, and the store is not just a spot on the high street; it's a place where we've turned retail into a colourful adventure, building an impeccable reputation with the local community!
Notting Hill

Notting Hill

Imagine this: A short burst from Notting Hill Gate tube station, and you're right in the heart of Leyland's Notting Hill Palette. It's not just another store opening; it's a burst of colour, a canvas of creativity, and a celebration of familiar faces gracing the aisles every day.
Mile End

Mile End

Cue the East London cheers, because Leyland is back, and this time, it's bringing the fun to Mile End! It's not just a store opening; it's a return to the vibrant spirit of East London, and Mile End is about to witness the coolest DIY extravaganza. Get ready for the Mile End Magic – where every paint can is a magic wand, and the store's energetic vibes reach the furthest corners outside of EC!
Clapham

Clapham

Hold onto your paint palettes, Clapham! Nestled between the leafy embrace of Clapham Common and the hustle and bustle of Clapham High Street station, Leyland is not just a store – it's a canvas of fun, colour, and victory! Get ready for the Clapham Carnival, where success stories bloom, and the store team is the reigning champion, rightfully crowned Store Team of the Year in 2019.
Putney

Putney

Who said banking has to be boring? Not us! Leyland has turned a former bank in the heart of Putney high street into the life of the weekend party. Get ready for a story of vibrant transformation, non-stop weekend fun, and a team so incredible that they snagged the coveted title of Store Team of the Year in the 2020 annual awards. Putney, you're in for a paint-tastic treat!
Acquires Leyland

Acquires Leyland

Hold onto your paintbrushes because the shopping cart just got a major upgrade. For a cool £82.4 million, Leyland became the trendiest purchase in town. But this isn't your average shopping spree – it's a grand entrance into the Grafton family, and we're here to bring the fun!
Streatham

Streatham

The debate over what makes a high street truly bustling ends at Leyland Streatham. The moment you step inside, you're greeted by a kaleidoscope of colours, brushes that seem to dance with joy, and an atmosphere that screams, "Let's turn DIY into a fiesta!" Who knew home improvement could be this much fun?
Kingston

Kingston

So, whether you're a Middlesex maven, a London luminary, or a Surrey sensation, Leyland Kingston is the place to be. It's where DIY dreams come true, and every aisle is a dance floor for your creativity. Join the Leyland DIY party – because in Kingston, the only thing more vibrant than the paint colours is the spirit of fun that awaits everyone who walks in!
Bayswater

Bayswater

As you step into Leyland, the cinematic vibes are undeniable. It's like entering a set where your DIY aspirations take centre stage. Need a bold backdrop for your living room feature wall? The art-deco façade is just the inspiration you need, and Leyland has the colours to match.
Dulwich

Dulwich

Leyland Dulwich isn't just a store; it's a celebration of creativity in the heart of a vibrant neighbourhood. It's where Lordship Lane's charm meets Peckham Rye's laid-back vibes, creating a fusion of fun and flair.
Hammersmith

Hammersmith

As you step off the platform and into the vibrant world of Leyland, you'll find yourself surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colours. It's not just a store; it's a paint enthusiast's paradise, a rainbow haven for those who believe life is better in Technicolor.
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