Looking for that last minute gift? Check out these local independent shops

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It’s never too late to start shopping for a present for a loved one, but with only three days before Christmas, its probably best to get started…

With so many businesses under threat due to Covid-19, what better place to share your custom than an independent shop in our boroughs.

Eastlondonlines have rounded up some of the best independent shops that our boroughs have to offer for your last minute shopping.


Early Bird offers amazing and unique greeting cards and wrapping paper. There is also anopportunity to purchase Christmas cards, gift wrap and eco soy candles, whichrange from £15-£20.

3 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0NX

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10:30am – 5:30pm

Sunday: 11am-5pm

Burley Fisher Books

400 Kingsland Rd, Haggerston, E8 4AA

Burley Fisher Books sells a range of books, along withboardgames and copies of books signedby the author themselves. They have access to 4.5 million titles online but if you have something in mind that you cannot find, simply fill out the form on their website.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10am-6pm

Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Borough Wines and Beers

67 Wilton Way, E8 1BG

Borough Wines and Beers are amongthe first to champion smaller and independent producers. They offer unique and interesting wines with real provenance. They include organic and vegan ranges and have a strong commitment to sustainability.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 12pm-8pm

Friday to Saturday: 12pm -9pm

Sunday: 12pm – 7pm

Labour and Wait

85 Redchurch St, E2 7DJ

Labour and Waitoffer a selection of ordinary, every-day household items from doorstops, dishcloths, todusters and dustpans. They showcase classic design and simplicity in each of their products.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-6pm, closed Mondays

Ella Doran

46 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, N1 5BJ

Ella Doran offers a range of coasters, trays, mouse mats and mugs. Their flower covered cushions and brightly striped mugs make great ideas for gifts. They also sell specifically designed wrapping paper.

Opening hours:

Monday by appointment

Tuesday to Friday: 10am-6pm

Saturday: 12pm-5pm

Sunday: 11am

Bottle Bar and Shop

2 Catford Broadway SE6 4SP

Their Christmas collection offer unique Christmas flavored cocktails such as Christmas Negroni and Christmas in a Bottle.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Thursday: 12pm-10pm

Friday to Saturday: 12pm – 11pm

Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Monday: Closed

Upcycled Upholstery

Place Park, The Mansion, BR3 1SY

Offering statement pieces of homeware, Upcycled Upholstery sells a range of chairs, cushions, and footstools as well as upcycled Christmas decorations and home accessories.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: Closed

The Bookshop on the Heath

74 Tranquil Vale, SE3 0BW

The Bookshop on the Heath in Blackheath Village stocks a range of books, maps, prints, original film posters, postcards and greeting cards. They also include original artwork by local artists.

Opening Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am-5:30pm

Saturday: 10am-6pm

Sunday: 11am-5pm

Wednesday: Closed

A Place in Space

96 Drummond Road, CR0 1TX

A Place in Space offers a wide range of comics and collectables, including Marvel and DC.

Opening Hours:

Monday, Thursday to Saturday: 10am-5:30pm

Wednesday: 12pm-5:30pm

Tuesday and Sunday: Closed

Croydon Blooms

12 Wellesley Road, Norfolk House, CR0 1LH

Croydon Blooms passion is flowers. They offer unique floral designs as well as scented candles and plants.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9am-6:30pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday: Closed

Playnation Games

44 High Street, CR0 1QB

It stocks a wide range of games, both new and retro andincludes card, board and tabletop games.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 10am-6pm

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