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New shopping centre in Croydon may be called ‘Westfield South London’ and not bear borough’s name

New shopping centre in Croydon may be called ‘Westfield South London’ and not bear borough’s name

The word “Croydon” might not be included in the name of the new  Westfield shopping centre, according to recent reports. The joint venture shopping centre of former rivals Westfield and Hammerson’s have not been willing to confirm whether the new development will include the borough’s name. A spokesperson for Westfield/Hammerson denied…

Croydon’s first pop-up shop opens for business

Croydon’s first pop-up shop opens for business

Croydon’s first pop-up shop opened its doors last week. The pop-up shop at 81 Church Street, formally an army surplus store, has been made available for temporary occupancy by Croydon businesses. Part of plans to tackle the issue of empty premises on Croydon’s high streets, the shop on Church street…

Hackney Downs Studios launch new shopping outlet

Hackney Downs Studios launch new shopping outlet

Hackney-based Creative Network Partners, who manage creative hubs Netil House and Hackney Downs…

January 24-31: Burns Night or sunburns? Take your pick

January 24-31: Burns Night or sunburns? Take your pick

From swigging Scotch on Burns Night to celebrating the sunburn-inducing rays of our Australian brethren – this week is about indulging and imbibing. Choose from a cocktail course, an Italian wine and spirits taster, or just sip away on one of the best loved beers from down under. For those…

One million Xmas shoppers visited Whitgift Centre

One million Xmas shoppers visited Whitgift Centre

The  Christmas rush for the Whitgift Shopping Centre, Croydon saw consumers flooding through its doors with more than one million visitors in the last five shopping days. Some believe the boom was helped by the closure in September of Croydon’s oldest store, Allders, after almost one hundred years in business while…

Countdown to Christmas: ELL’s guide to giving ethically

Countdown to Christmas: ELL’s guide to giving ethically

Christmas is a time for giving, which can make it easy to overlook where we do our getting. However, ethical consumerism can come into its own during the festive season. Gifts which have been carefully considered can mean so much more than something picked up at the last minute. With…

Countdown to Christmas: Festive fairs and Markets

Countdown to Christmas: Festive fairs and Markets

With only ten shopping days left before Christmas it’s nice to know that the best is yet to come – there are markets and fairs aplenty across Eastlondonlines boroughs. Here’s our rundown of the best, so you can avoid the last minute trolley dash on Christmas eve……

Countdown to Christmas: where to buy the best trees

Countdown to Christmas: where to buy the best trees

Nothing says Christmas more than the smell of pine needles, so much so that Christmas trees have avoided the clutches of the recession, according to experts. Kelty Kaston, owner of The Christmas Forest, which has 7 branches throughout the capital including one in Stoke Newington, says that sales of trees…

Five Christmas gift ideas in Hackney’s hidden shops

Five Christmas gift ideas in Hackney’s hidden shops

Stuck for Christmas present ideas? Are those two-for-one Sainsbury’s selection boxes looking appealing? Before you resign yourself to giving everyone gift vouchers, EastLondonLines has picked the five best places in Hackney for unusual presents.…

‘Swish’ your way into Spring eco-fashionista style

‘Swish’ your way into Spring eco-fashionista style

Broke but in desperate need of a wardrobe makeover? Then pop down to Old Spitalfields Market on Saturday 5 February and get ‘swishing’! Based on the simple premise that ‘one person’s trash is another person’s treasure,’ the idea of ‘swishing’ is that people bring things they do not want and…

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