Local Shops

Bikefix

We are not in a hurry to sell you a strange bicycle, we know that many people will not understand the point of some of the stuff we sell, and many more can not imagine it will ever be of use to them.

We can afford to take the long view on this technology because we know it works, and because in the long run there will be enough people who recognise this. In fact there may not be a choice. When you no longer feel at home on a conventional bike, or you have children to transport, or an urgent delivery into a area from where motorised transport has been excluded, we will be ready!
http://www.bikefix.co.uk/

Condor Cycles

Designing and building bicycles specific to customer's needs is what has now been happening at Condor Cycles for sixty years.

We aim to provide everything cycle ownership entails from advice on fames and componants to fixing a puncture while you wait on a Monday morning.
http://www.charlick.co.uk/

Folk

So whats Folk and Shofolk all about?

Folk is a casual menswear brand born in 2001 in London, Shofolk, the sister (and brother) footwear collection for men and women, followed in 2004.

Folk’s about making clean, honest understated garments with a meticulous eye for colour, fabric selection and design detail. We create simple everday clothing with subtle, innovative and sometimes playful detailing.

Shofolk is designed by the same team and has the same ethos combining distinctive shapes with natural leathers to create functional yet stylish footwear. Production is limited to keep the quality levels high with a nice by product that their owners are unlikely to bump into someone wearing the same pair.

Inspirations cant be nailed down to specifics, ideas come from all over but mainly from what we see and hear each day in London. Shapes, colours and textures play a big part in what we do.
http://www.folkclothing.co.uk/

Maggie Owen

Maggie Owen founded the business in 2003 in Steep, Hampshire. It was conceived as an interface between the most exciting, talented and innovative designers working in the world of costume jewellery today and the retail sector.

"The story of the business started in the south of France with buying a necklace - Perpignan, winter 2001. The boutique was named 'Nomad', long gone. Six months later I re-visited and bought a second necklace which was an exceptional design and had the same distinctive feel. Luckily Philippe Ferrandis signs each piece and I was able to find him. That first meeting in Paris, which I remember so vividly, was to become the start of a working relationship which now spans many years. This renowned Parisian designer is showcased at 13 Rugby Street, an association of which I am most proud." "Indeed I am proud of my association with all my designers, Anton Heunis whose studio is in Madrid, Stefanie Freydont who designs in her studio on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Patrice from Florida, Simon Harrison, Karin Andreasson and Justina Budraityte who all work in London, to name but a few."
http://www.maggieowenlondon.com/

Persephone Books

Persephone prints mainly neglected fiction and non-fiction by women, for women and about women. The titles are chosen to appeal to busy women who rarely have time to spend in ever-larger bookshops and who would like to have access to a list of books designed to be neither too literary nor too commercial. The books are guaranteed to be readable, thought-provoking and impossible to forget. We sell mainly through mail order, through selected shops and we have our own shops.
http://www.persephonebooks.co.uk/

Schuller Opticians

SCHULLER OPTICIANS BRING YOU AN INSPIRING SELECTION OF EXCITING INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER EYEWEAR SOURCED FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

BARUCH SCHULLER OPENED HIS FIRST PRACTICE, ONE OF THE FIRST “BOUTIQUE” OPTICIANS IN THE COUNTRY ON TRENDY LAMBS CONDUIT STREET IN 1991. HE WAS IN THE VANGUARD OF THOSE BRINGING A STYLISH RETAIL EXPERIENCE TO THIS BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN STREET, ONE OF THE BEST PRESERVED IN LONDON.

A HIGHLY SKILLED OPTOMETRIST, WHO’S FATHER AND GRANDFATHER BEFORE HIM WERE OPTICIANS TOO, BARUCH HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF FASHION EYEWEAR FOR MUCH OF HIS LIFE AND IS AN EXPERIENCED CLINICIAN. HIS CLINICS HAVE THE LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES FOR EYE EXAMINATION INCLUDING OPTOS © RETINAL IMAGING AND HE ALSO PROVIDES A FULL CONTACT LENS SERVICE.

AN ENTHUSIASTIC AND TALENTED TEAM OF DISPENSING OPTICIANS, SOME OF WHOM HAVE ASSISTED HIM OVER THE LAST 15 YEARS, IS ON HAND TO ADVISE ON FRAME AND LENS CHOICES AND ALL HAVE ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE OF THE LATEST OPTICAL SOLUTIONS.
http://schulleropticians.com/

The Brunswick

The £24 million facelift of The Brunswick has paid off. Gone is the dilapidated, windswept urban jungle; the bustling modern and spacious shopping and eating hotspot has arrived. Nearly forty years on from its original construction the 1960's vision of renowned architect Patrick Hodgkinson is now complete. The re-opening of the Brunswick, located opposite Russell Square underground is an important example of urban mixed use development with strong associations with Bloomsbury. Today visitors of The Brunswick are spoilt for choice. Set in one of London's most historic and culturally exciting villages the Brunswick is not only great for shopping and dining, but also is the renaissance of one of London's most well known listed buildings.
http://www.brunswick.co.uk/

The People's Supermarket

Set up by innovative and forward-thinking chef Arthur Potts Dawson, The People's Supermarket offer a new way of shopping that aims to change the way we buy food. Anyone can join The People's Supermarket - and as a member you must work in the shop for a few hours every month. Because the workforce is nearly all volunteers, staff costs are kept low - which means your shopping can be cheaper. And any profits we make go back into making the food even cheaper still. There are no bonuses for bosses or dividends for shareholders, it's the members who benefit from shopping here.
www.peoplessupermarket.org