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Independent Businesses we L❤️VE

The Indytute is all about supporting incredible, inspiring and creative independent businesses; you may have already met some of our wonderful class and experience teachers! We are also passionate about supporting other independent businesses in our day to day life, so we wanted to kick off 2020 by introducing you to 20 incredible independents that we love! (Not necessarily affiliated with us, we just think they’re ace!)

In no particular order, 20 incredible indies you need to know about;


  1. GoodGym - GoodGym helps you get fit by doing good; COMBINE regular exercise with helping your communities.independent businesses in London
  2. The Green Vic - a London pub with a difference, everything they do and sell is ethical!
  3. Dusty Knuckle Bakery - they work hard to support young people who struggle to find meaningful employment.independent shops in London
  4. Weino Bib - sustainably packaged wine that lowers wines carbon footprint by up to 80% (+ a cool new drinking spot).
  5. Farmdrop - farm to table food from local consumers delivered fresh to your door.
  6. Choose Love - the world’s first shop where you can buy real gifts for refugees. Each purchase buys a similar item for someone in need.independent shops in London 2
  7. Castle Cinema - an independent, crowdfunded, community cinema.
  8. Earl of East - home fragrance with a difference.
  9. Present and Correct -  a showcase of vintage stationery and things from Europe and around the world.
  10. Pam Pam - drive to create a space where women of all walks can feel comfortable in their own sense of style.
  11. We Built this City - finally London Souvenirs done differently. Discover new artists and gifts all with an iconic London twist.
  12. Shoreditch Nails - not just nails! Their salons are a hub for self-care and creativity.
  13. A New Tribe - an indy that supports indies! A curated selection of beautiful interior objects and textiles sourced from around the world.
  14. Whirli Toys - a sustainable subscription lets you swap toys from a huge toy library!
  15. Lucy & Yak - adorably Instagram friendly dungaree maker; everything is ethically sourced and handmade.independent businesses
  16. We Are Hairy People - a social enterprise that designs hand-painted clothing and supports art therapy for mental health.
  17. The Happy Newspaper - does what it says on the tin. A crowdfunded newspaper that shares positive stories from across the globe.best independent businesses london
  18. The Duke of Uke - a music shop specialising in ukuleles and banjos, hosting lessons and live performances.
  19. Manifesto Woman  a secondhand lifestyle store that curates a beautifully boutique sustainable environment.
  20. Libreria - a bookshop cum creative space whose mission is to inspire innovation and interdisciplinary thinking.independent businesses london

Know a great independent business that isn’t on our list? We LOVE hearing about more small businesses, so if you’re following the Indytute on social, tag us to share your favourite independent business!

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