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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.

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...

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...

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...

June 1, 2018

Two years ago, Dan Anton spent a month zipping off the beaten track in Burma on a scooter and sampling amazing regional cuisine.

Now he runs Lahpet - a stylish restaurant in Shoreditch and a street food kitchen at Old Spitalfields Market. Together with his Burmese business partner and chef Zaw Mahesh, they’re introducing exciting flavours to the East London foodie scene and making Burmese food more...

April 18, 2018

Passion for food is in Dahmane Ladjassa’s DNA.

The Algerian-born chef helped in his father’s restaurant as a child before leaving for France aged 20 and then travelling to England to open a business. He later qualified as a professional chef, having studied fine dining and gastronomy at Westminster Kingsway College, where he was awarded a distinction and prizes.

Now he owns two branches of Boulanger...

April 10, 2018

A new discount card is causing a storm in North and East London.

The team behind the Local Buyers Club have negotiated brilliant discounts at more than 100 of the area’s best independent restaurants, cafés, bars and shops.

Just some of the 100+ independent businesses offering discounts to members

For just £12 per year customers can secure discounts of between 10 and 25% at amazing businesses througho...

March 5, 2018

15 years ago, Ian Burgess invested £1,000 in a fancy coffee machine, some beans, two decorating tables and a gazebo and started selling coffee in Chiswick Market.

Today the coffee business is booming for the former door-to-door salesman. His company Climpson & Sons employs 35 staff, roasts three tonnes of coffee per week, which it serves in its Broadway Market café and from a kiosk at Spitalfields...

February 14, 2018

From the mountains of Slovakia to the hubbub of Hackney –  Martin Kicura has worked in restaurants all over Europe but London feels like home.

The 30-year-old helps run Venerdi, a popular family-owned Italian restaurant in Clapton. It’s the latest business to offer a discount to members of the Local Buyers Club. (15% off - info here)

He said: “Big chains can put more into marketing and PR and squeez...

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