Late-night shopping event hopes to encourage Stoke Newington people to buy locally

PUBLISHED: 13:23 06 December 2018 | UPDATED: 13:23 06 December 2018

Some of the traders in Stoke Newington who will be opening late for Christmas shopping.

Some of the traders in Stoke Newington who will be opening late for Christmas shopping.


Independent traders in Stoke Newington are putting on a late-night Christmas shopping event next week in an effort to encourage people to go local.

A Christmas Night in Stokey, run by discount members’ group the Local Buyers Club alongside traders, will see businesses around Church Street stay open until 8pm on Thursday.

There will be choirs, Santa’s grotto, a fire engine for children to play in, live music and a raffle supporting local charities Crisis, the Winter Toy & Food Appeal, and Solace.

Basil Fansa, co-founder of the Local Buyers Club, said: “Forget big high street chains – here is a chance for an authentic London shopping experience at independent shops which are brimming with character and full of unique gifts, many of which have been made or designed by local artists.”

Among the traders taking part are Earlybird Cards, Beaucatcher, Hub, Location Location, Kitchen Provisions, Ooh Lou Lou, The Last Crumb, Metal Crumble, Ryans Bar, The Prince, Nook, The Design Store, Pictures and Light, The Twisted Fork, The Good Egg and Askew Eyewear.

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