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Ashlyn Gibson: children’s clothes to creative interiors

Ashlyn Gibson: children’s clothes to creative interiors

The quirky name Olive Loves Alfie is well known to London creative families with a taste for something different when it comes to their children’s clothes.…

Uuni: the wood-fired pizza oven from Lewisham

Uuni: the wood-fired pizza oven from Lewisham

  Kristian Tapaninaho, 32, likes his pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven. So he made one. Soon you can have one too. With a background in creative arts and photography, cooking was far from the vocation Tapaninaho was aiming for. Getting married and having a son was what first led him…

Jewellery in Brick Lane – made with love and healing crystals

Jewellery in Brick Lane – made with love and healing crystals

  The Sunday market on Brick Lane in Shoreditch is bursting with creative energy. Every week, this vibrant part on London swarms with a diverse crowd of traders, avid collectors and intrigued shoppers as the surrounding warehouses are transformed into vintage wonderlands and world food markets. Each Sunday over 100…

Tools: beautiful maps, antique dolls and… science posters?

Tools: beautiful maps, antique dolls and… science posters?

Giant, vibrantly coloured maps cover the shop window, while a retro-looking bicycle quietly awaits the next customer inside, leaning over a tall chair and a black pair of shoes. The small, intimate space blends perfectly with the bohemian east London vibe, but contrasts heavily with the grayness of the area.…

New fruit and veg shop opening in New Cross

New fruit and veg shop opening in New Cross

New Cross residents have a new place to shop for fruit and vegetables as The Allotment, a greengrocers and deli, opens this Monday.…

44 Frocks pop-up in Wapping

44 Frocks pop-up in Wapping

44 Frocks is to open a pop-up shop in Wapping at the end of the month. Managing director Laura Henson, is teaming up with a new business partner, Vicky Flores, who she met on Twitter, to open up a pop up boutique for a limited period of time at 29…

Coffee and culture: Gallery Cafe

Coffee and culture: Gallery Cafe

In a quiet back street in Bethnal Green lies the Gallery Café, a small, friendly establishment that doubles as a unique art space.…

Find fabulous flowers at Fanny Ford of London

Find fabulous flowers at Fanny Ford of London

Flowers are not the only things to meet the eye when walking into Fanny Ford of London. A statue of Buddha, home-made jewelry and gifts are placed among the plants, and owner Gillian Ford’s dog Ellie welcomes the customers as they enter.…

A.Gold: A village shop in the heart of the City

A.Gold: A village shop in the heart of the City

Philip Cundall is a man who is very proud of his heritage - at least when it comes to traditional British food. He likes it so much that when he got the chance to run A Gold, a charming little store in Spitalfields, full of old-fashioned British delicacies, he did…

Spy a bargain at Heath’s famous bookshop

Spy a bargain at Heath’s famous bookshop

Blackheath’s antiquarian bookshop is a bastion of English tradition, but has been known to lead an exciting double life.…

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