Stoke Newington, in North East London, is a thriving area for local business and is renowned for its independents. Rich in character, diverse in community and with a friendly village vibe, it is also the birthplace of Local Buyers Club – an online membership club and discount card which helps people in North and East London discover and support the best local and independent businesses, while saving money.
Launched by husband and wife team Basil and Jenna Fansa, Local Buyers Club features discounts for over 100 restaurants, shops, bars and businesses throughout North and East London. The Local Buyers Club wesbite also helps promote the independents and raise awareness of the advantages of shopping locally.
For £12 a year, members get access to discounts in restaurants, shops and bars in Stoke Newington, Islington, Shoreditch, Tottenham, Crouch End and Hackney.
Local Buyers Club say: “The Local Buyers Club has four very simple goals: to highlight & support London’s best independent & small-chain businesses, to save you money, to better connect communities and to support local projects benefiting those in need.
“Supporting smaller businesses keeps our high-streets wonderfully unique. And it’s the way friendships are made – the old-fashioned way, through eye-contact, a friendly ‘hello’ and a little small talk.”
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea