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We believe your experiences of the brilliant businesses featured in Local Buyers Club will be all the richer if you get to know them a little. That's why we're bringing you their stories and their news.  Our businesses are brimming with passion and personality - just the qualities that make living local so appealing.

June 24, 2019

Extinction Rebellion is coming to East London with a mass protest from July 12 to 14.

The uprising, which is expected to draw large crowds, will include play, protest, and education and aims to raise awareness of the world's climate and ecological crisis and will include families, residents and climate activists from across East London.

The activity will focus around Hackney Central and London Field...

February 11, 2019

A London café owner has built a unique alliance with a trader from Cameroon whose workers risk their lives to export coffee from their war-ravaged country.

Richard Clark of The Twisted Fork is one of just a handful of cafes to team up with Matti Foncha – a Cameroon coffee trader on a mission to get a fair price for his farmers and to share his community’s plight with the wider world.

The Twisted For...

February 5, 2019

Landlords demanding astronomical rent increases from small businesses are eroding East London’s communities and way of life.

That’s the claim by The East End Trades Guild, which represents more than 250 independent businesses in the area. They say one trader was driven to suicide, others have left town after decades in business here and many more have huge worries for the future.

One Bethnal Green b...

October 11, 2018

Landlords demanding astronomical rent increases from small businesses are eroding East London’s communities and way of life.

That’s the claim by The East End Trades Guild, which represents more than 250 independent businesses in the area. They say one trader was driven to suicide, others have left town after decades in business here and many more have huge worries for the future.

One Bethnal Green b...

September 18, 2018

The Local Buyers Club is fast becoming a go-to guide for those seeking dining and shopping experiences with more character, flavour, ethics and fun.

We just celebrated our first birthday and, as we looked through the massive list of wonderful businesses offering discounts to our members, we felt an enormous surge of happiness. 

Whether you live in North or East London or are planning a visit, we ded...

November 30, 2017

East End traders are calling on the public to make their Christmas shopping experience more authentic with a special weekend celebrating independent businesses.

Some of the area’s most colourful characters are taking part in East End Indie Weekend on December 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

“Our high streets and markets are bursting with creative talent and unique products. They offer a very fresh alternative to...

October 7, 2017

London’s pyrotechnic crews, entertainers and foodies are gearing up for the mother of all fireworks nights.

The best events attract tens of thousands of people and tickets sell-out fast. We’ve asked around and researched to give you the lowdown and help you choose wisely.

Here’s our top five:

1. Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival.  Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th.

This display is always...

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