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
Monday to Saturday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
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.
Monday to Saturday: 10am-6pm
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.
Monday to Thursday: 12pm-8pm
Friday to Saturday: 12pm -9pm
Sunday: 12pm – 7pm
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.
Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-6pm, closed Mondays
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.
Monday by appointment
Tuesday to Friday: 10am-6pm
2 Catford Broadway SE6 4SP
Their Christmas collection offer unique Christmas flavored cocktails such as Christmas Negroni and Christmas in a Bottle.
Tuesday to Thursday: 12pm-10pm
Friday to Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
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.
Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm
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.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am-5:30pm
96 Drummond Road, CR0 1TX
A Place in Space offers a wide range of comics and collectables, including Marvel and DC.
Monday, Thursday to Saturday: 10am-5:30pm
Tuesday and Sunday: Closed
12 Wellesley Road, Norfolk House, CR0 1LH
Croydon Blooms’ passion is flowers. They offer unique floral designs as well as scented candles and plants.
Monday to Friday: 9am-6:30pm
44 High Street, CR0 1QB
It stocks a wide range of games, both new and retro andincludes card, board and tabletop games.
Monday to Sunday: 10am-6pm