Whether you’re looking for a new book, some new coffee to try, or the perfect gift, it’s more important than ever to support local and shop small wherever you can. ❤️
So, whether you’re passing by or shopping online, here’s a list of some of our fantastic tenants for you to discover 👇
Activities and fitness 🤸
🧑🎨 Zoe Lloyd runs ceramics classes in her arch in Hammersmith and aims to promote creativity wellbeing and happiness. If you’re looking for a gift for the more creative type, then Zoe offers memberships for the advanced artist, as well as a range of children’s classes.
🎱 Do you know someone who loves a game of snooker or pool? Hurricane Room in Kings Cross is a great place to enjoy an evening with friends.
🏋️ Head to Crossfit Putney to get fit and join a like-minded community.
🏄 Active360 are a paddleboarding company based at Kew Bridge. They’re now offering gift vouchers for a group or 1:1 session which is perfect for the adventurous type.
Fashion and self-care 💁
💇Adam Grooming embraces the history of the Istanbul barbershop and is the go-to for the modern man. They recently set up a fundraiser for the NHS giving customers money off their haircuts if they donated, and they’re also offering gift cards to use on haircuts and men’s grooming products.
🛍 For a man who likes his fashion, independent retailer Route 66 Menswear offers designer brands at discount prices.
💄 From beautiful womenswear, beauty, and homeware, to stunning furniture, Oliver Bonas is sure to have some amazing gifts for yourself or others.
🤘 Are you a rock and roll lover? Or need a gift for someone who does? It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll sells rock ‘n’ roll clothing, records, mugs, posters and so much more.
🧖♀️ Neal’s Yard Remedies located in Canary Wharf station is a modern apothecary, creating award-winning natural and organic health and beauty products. Why not treat yourself?!
Books and more 📚
📸 South Kensington Books on Thurloe Street is an independent book shop specialising in Visual Arts, Architecture and Photography. They also have a wide variety of other titles to get your head stuck into. A great gift idea is to pick up a copy of ‘All on Board – inspirational quotes from the TfL Underground duo’.
📖 Built above the abandoned underground station Osterley Park, Osterley Bookshop is a wondrous place for bookworms. They have a wide range of second-hand books, from children’s to classics, almost all for under £10.
📝 Find the perfect wrapping paper, greetings cards and stationary at 2012’s Best Independent Card Retailer, Medici Gallery.
🗄 If you run your own small business, or know someone who does, then head to The Sign Shop for all your printing needs.
There’s no place like home 🏠
🎨 Think you’re a dab hand at DIY and want to freshen up your home? The head to Dawes Paints in Hammersmith for all your decorating supplies.
🏠 Or if DIY isn’t your thing and you’re thinking of moving, then Living In London estate agents can help you find your dream new home.
🔑 For all your key cutting needs head to MKJ Services at Leytonstone station. Cut any 3 keys and you can get a 4th free!
For the foodies 😋
🥩 There’s nothing like a bit of comfort food! Prairie Fire BBQ, London’s most authentic Kansas City style barbeque, are offering gift cards for their restaurant. A perfect gift for a real foodie.
🥑 If you’re in the Harrow on the Hill area and want to get your food fresh, then pop over to Harrow Fruits on College Road to get fresh fruit, veg and spices.
🍳 If you know someone who likes to cook, Berber & Q Grill House in Haggerston have released their own cookbook which is filled with their favourite recipes from the restaurant and beyond, including their signature cauliflower shawarma, as well their barbecued classics.
🍜 For the ramen lovers out there, the brilliant Tonkotsu is offering gift vouchers for their restaurant. You can also get your hands on their brilliant chilli oils.
🧁 Fancy something sweet? Then Lola’s Cupcakes are not to be missed.
🥐 From fresh bread, pastries and cakes, to coffee, tea and all the essentials, Miriams Munchies in Harrow on the Hill has you covered.
🍔 If burgers are you thing then why not grab one of Bleecker’s at-home DIY burger kits. Or head to their restaurant located in Victoria.
🍟 Or if you’re in the South Kensington area then don’t miss out on a chance to pick up an Honest Burger at home kit.
Brilliant beverages ☕️
🍸 58 Gin is an eco-conscious, sustainably focused distillery producing exceptional award-winning spirits in Haggerston. For something a little different, why not gift someone a make your own kit.
☕️ Who doesn’t love a great coffee delivered straight to their door? Perky Blenders offer gift subscription packages which make for the perfect gift for coffee lovers.
🍺 Signature Brew in Haggerston is on a mission to revolutionise the quality of beer at live music events by bringing their exciting core range of music-inspired craft beers to the best bars, venues and festivals in the UK.
🥣 Over Under Coffee in Earl’s Court is on a mission to have a positive impact on someone’s day. Not only selling delicious coffee beans, you can also order a tasty breakfast and lunch delivery.
Do you have a favourite local business? If so, tell us in the comments below👇