Our History

E Langton and Co Ltd began life on Melton Road Leicester in 1945 it was opened by Ernald Langton who having fought in the war wanted to offer customers the chance to furnish their homes and to help lift their spirits after such a dreadful period of uncertainty and so the business grew  and grew into the store it is today and it is now coming up to eighty years of trading in Leicester.

The first shop was on the corner of Jermyn Street and Melton Road.

They then opened another two shops on Narborough Road; one being on the corner of Raymond Road and Narborough Road and a little later a bedding shop called Erwins on the Main Narborough Road in 1952. The chain then grew in 1970 to take over a shop in Melton Mowbray called "Home and Leisure" this also sold furniture but prams, pushchairs, cots, soft toys etc.

The businesses continued in these premises until 1980 when John Langton noticed that the Old Castles Car Showroom was up for sale, and the thought it would be perfect to put the three Leicester shops in one building so began the renovation of the Church Gate store and it was finally opened in October 1981.

The home and leisure store continued until 1985.

In 1990 extension work began on the Church Gate store - and again in 2000 when the shop was closed for six weeks for a complete modernisation of the showroom to the store you see today.

Langton’s is still a family run business in its third generation run by Richard Langton, with input now from the fourth generation, Amy Langton, and it still offers that extra special care that has always been associated with Langtons. Customer satisfaction is foremost in the minds of all of the staff who work there. Langtons still do a personal delivery service - and put furniture together in their homes and will take away old furniture where possible, their reputation is second to none and customers return time and again.