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December 6, 2019

If you thought gaming was the pursuit of geeky teenagers in dark and dingy bedrooms – think again!

A new venue in East London is drastically changing perceptions; offering a place to play video games that’s light, open, focused on food and drink and designed for social interaction.

Platform was set up in Shoreditch six months ago by brothers Tomaso and Niccolò Portunato, Lucas Weintraub, Jo Highfiel...

December 6, 2019

The perfect antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday takes place this weekend and it looks set to be super lovely.

Prepare yourself for Small Business Saturday on December 7! 

We’ve been genning up on what’s on and have put together suggestions for three brilliant ways to spend Small Business Saturday that offer the best local makers and sellers, the most festive vibe and fabulous food!

1. HEAD TO O...

November 27, 2019

Independent traders in Stoke Newington are pulling out all the stops for A Very Stokey Christmas.

The event takes place on Sunday December 8 (11am till 5pm), with much of the activity centred outside the Fire Station on Church St.  There’ll be a snowball competition (with targets to aim at), a Santa’s grotto with lovely gifts and choirs will be singing!

The event will help raise funds for the Winter...

November 25, 2019

Forget Black Friday! Celebrate independent shops, artists, makers and small businesses instead!

The team behind the Just a Card campaign have launched Indie Week (from November 25th till the 29th) as a colourful alternative to Black Friday.

Since its launch in 2015 in a bid to bolster dwindling sales, the grassroots campaign has amassed over 10,000 independent high street and online businesses which...

November 13, 2019

As a teenager Poppy Alfredou dreamt of a life in fashion, she was underweight and had bad eating habits – the last place you’d find her was in the gym.

But when she moved from her home in Cyprus to study fashion at university in London, she stumbled across The Factory gym in Hornsey and it changed her life.

She’s one of many clients-turned fitness instructors who have quit their day jobs (or in her...

November 4, 2019

Why drive to a soulless out-of-town cinema when you can walk to your nearest independent for an altogether richer experience?

The reasons for supporting independent cinemas are plentiful but here are a few to get you started! Scroll down for 6 of the best too. 

Most are steeped in history – from Grade II Listed and stunning Art Deco buildings to neglected community halls which had seen better d...

November 1, 2019

A popular neighbourhood bar in Islington that serves the best brunches in town has just added a restaurant to its offering.

The Little Bat Bar on Islington Park Street, which is a sister business to whimsical cocktail bar Callooh Callay, has relaunched as the Little Bat Bar & Kitchen, welcoming Head Chef Ian McIntosh to the team and transforming part of the building into a 24-cover restaurant. The...

October 29, 2019

The man behind Monsieur Le Duck is at his happiest when he’s soaring through the air on a circus trapeze!

For a few hours each week Richard Humphreys leaves his Clerkenwell Restaurant and heads to Flying Fantastic to practice aerial circus skills, hoop and trapeze. He said: “I’m usually hanging on for dear life! It’s great fun, great for fitness, a real adrenaline rush and a great escape from the s...

October 22, 2019

One of Columbia Road’s most colourful businesses celebrates 15 years of trading this year.

Dandy Star has had a remarkable journey. It started life as a small T-shirt printing business set up by two artistic mums, had a spell supplying some of the Capital’s leading department stores and is now a beautiful shop and wholesale business.

The Local Buyers Club met with one its founders Charlotte Day, who...

October 14, 2019

The Twisted Fork Magic Café has teamed up with Thai restaurant Yum Yum for a series of shows.

Taking place in the basement bar of the Stoke Newington restaurant, the fist show is on Friday October 18th at 7pm featuring world class card magician Laura London (star of The Next Great Magician and Penn and Teller Fool Us, and also a Member of the Inner Magic Circle).

The show will also feature inc...

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