Area guide showcases best of Islington’s independent businesses

Basil and Jenna Fansa launching The Local Buyers Club card in Islington.

Basil and Jenna Fansa launching The Local Buyers Club card in Islington. - Credit: Archant

A new area guide has been compiled for shoppers listing a who’s who of independent traders across Islington.

The list, put together by the Local Buyer’s Club – a discount card group for the borough – includes everything from boutiques to restaurants and experiences.

Founder Basil Fansa said: “We believe the experiences offered by the best local businesses are richer, more personal and offer more variety. We’ve had a lot of fun sampling local life and asking the community for their suggestions and ensuring what we put forward offers an authentic, individual experience of Islington. I hope it will encourage people to step away from the big-chains and try something different.”

Featured in the guide are restaurants Galley, Salut and Farang, shops such as Paul A Young Chocolates and EpicZen, venues including Angel Comedy Club and Union Chapel and outdoor spaces like Culpeper Community Garden and Gillespie Park.

See the guide here.

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