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Shop local this Christmas


With the great news that many businesses can re-open in London from Wednesday 2 December, we’re supporting local businesses, as part of Tower Hamlets’ #ShopLocal campaign.

We’ll share as many of the wonderful, local Christmas offers and services, as we can, on our social media.

Is your business based in Tower Hamlets? If you’ve got a product or service you want to promote, why not join the #ShopLocal #SupportLocal campaign?

Here’s just a peek at what’s on offer in Poplar…

Chrisp Street Market

Local, independent Chrisp Street traders are back and the market promises to be extra twinkly this year, with more Christmas lights than ever and two beautiful Christmas trees.

An extra special Christmas FREE prize draw, worth more than £2K, with a star prize worth more than £600, opens in December. There’s an Early Bird Bonus Draw too, where 10 winners will receive £30 of Chrisp Street market vouchers, launching on Thursday 3 December!


The cafes in our community centres are recognising the vital contribution of our key workers not just in 2020, but always, by offering them an exclusive discount.

The cafes will be delivering Christmas meals too, to the homes of 100 older residents, on 17 December.

Everyone is welcome to come by and grab some delicious brekkie or lunch, and of course mince pies!

Bow Brew Cafe 83 St Paul’s Way, E3 4AJ, 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Menu

Spotlight Cafe 30 Hay Currie Street, E14 6GN, 8am – 3pm,  Monday to Friday. Menu

The cafes are closed from 24 December to 4 January.

Christmas gifts

Omniss, who work from Poplar Works on Abbott Road, make beautiful clothing and accessories, including these wonderful Christmas gift sets.

Fresh fruit and veg

Share Fresh based on Teviot Street, deliver organic fresh fruit and veg boxes to your doorstep. For every 5 boxes they sell, Share Fresh donate one to the community.

Share Fresh are running a first box discount of 50%, with code ‘share20’ if you subscribe right now!

Fed up with working from home?

Chrisp Street Exchange, is a co-working space on Vesy Path, in Chrisp Street Market. Perfect for small businesses needing dedicated desk and semi-private office space, available from £125 + VAT per month.

Open 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Picture: Share Fresh