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Three Loud Cheers For Our Independents!

Post Date: 02 Jul 2021

This July is Independent Retailers Month – a local, national and global event that celebrates our wonderful indie businesses and encourages consumers to shop local, creating more sustainable cities, towns and communities.

In the UK, July 4th is the designated ‘Independent’s Day’ when you’ll find independent businesses running special events and promotions, including themed window displays, high street festivities, discounts and offers.

Clapham Junction, in the heart of Battersea, is fortunate to host a fabulous mix of independents, family-run businesses and small chains where you’ll find unique fashion and footwear, gifts and thrifts, health and beauty treasures, restaurants with tantalising menus, bars with expert mixologists, plus a host of helpful professional services!

Our vibrant indie businesses play a huge part in our local community and, like so many, they’ve faced an incredibly challenging year. So, what better way to show some indie love than by supporting local this July. To give you a helping hand, here’s our guide to small chains and all things independent at The Junction…


Ingo Fincke Gallery & Framers | Art gallery & framers

Northcote Gallery | Contemporary art gallery


Sugar Cane

Image credit: Sugar Cane Bar

Adventure Bar | Themed cocktail bar

Archer Street SW11 | Bar, food & live entertainment

Churchills | Traditional London pub

Four Thieves | Bar, arcade & games room

Girlfriend Clapham | Cocktail bar

Northcote Records | Pub & entertainment venue

Powderkeg | Cocktail bar & food

Sugar Cane Bar | Pacific themed cocktail bar

Tequila Mockingbird | Cocktail bar

The Beehive | Traditional London pub

The Bolingbroke | Gastropub

The Merchant of Battersea | Gastropub


Clapham Cycle | Cycles, accessories & repairs

The London Cycle Workshop | Cycle service, accessories & repair specialist


The Corner Stone Book Shop | Christian bookshop


2Love Tea and Coffee House

2 Love Tea and Coffee House | Speciality teas & coffee

Akash Tandoori | Indian cuisine

Al Gusto | Italian café & restaurant

Amar Lebanese Kitchen | Lebanese takeaway cuisine

Aux Merveilleux de Fred | Speciality cakes & café

BabaBoom | Middle Eastern cuisine/kebabs

Bluebird Brothers | Family-run café

Buona Sera | Italian cuisine

Café Parisienne | Sandwich shop & café

Café Tamra | Family-run café

Cheeky Chicos | Mexican cuisine & cocktails

Choja Sushi | Sushi & Japanese cuisine

Curry Leaf | Indian cuisine

Dan & Angel | Quinoa & wholegrain pizzas

Deli Boutique | French bakery & café

Dip & Flip | Burger & gravy restaurant

Farrago | Italian eatery & bar

Favorite Chicken & Ribs | Fast food chicken & ribs

Golden Pie | Traditional pie & mash shop

HANA Korean Restaurant | Korean cuisine

Humble Grape | Wineshop & restaurant

Indian Moment | Indian cuisine

Jacks at The Junction | All-day breakfast, brunch & lunch

Kaosarn | Thai cuisine

Kibou | Japanese kitchen & bar

Knoops | Luxury chocolate drinks & coffee

Little Bird | Cocktail lounge & restaurant

Love Brownies | Café & shop specialising in brownies

Macellaio | Italian restaurant & butchers

Made In Italy 3.0 | Italian cuisine

Manifesto Pizza | Pizzeria

MEATliquor | American diner

Mera | International cuisine

Mien Tay | Vietnamese cuisine

Mooboo | Taiwanese bubble tea shop

Numero Uno | Italian cuisine

Oddono's | Italian ice cream

ORÉE | French artisan bakery

Osteria Antica Bologna | Italian restaurant & deli

Panahar Indian Tandoori Restaurant | Indian cuisine

Pintus | Italian deli & coffee shop

Pizza Metro Pizza | Pizzeria

Pottery Café | Pottery workshop, store & café

Riot Chicken | Fast food chicken

Sinabro | French-inspired cuisine

Social Pantry | Café serving seasonal food & fresh juices

Tapajax | Tapas bar & restaurant

Taverna Trastavere | Italian cuisine

Thai Garden | Thai cuisine

The Good Earth | Chinese cuisine

The Schoolhouse | Bar & restaurant

Uncommon | Café & deli

VE Kitchen | Vegan cuisine

Yori | Korean barbecue restaurant


Katharine Bird

Image credit: Katharine Bird

Denner Cashmere | Cashmere fashion retailer

Iris | Women’s fashion

Katharine Bird | Women’s fashion

Made The Edit | Women’s shoes

MORI | Baby clothing

Olivier Baby | Baby & children's store

Palmer | Classic menswear & suits

Seraphine | Designer maternity wear


DGN Tech | Tech repairs & smartphone unlocking

Mobile and Laptop Repair Centre | Phone & laptop repairs

Ploom | Heated tobacco technology

V&M Vape & Mobile | Mobile repairs & vape products


Droplet | Environmentally friendly dry cleaning & laundry services


Abacus Ark

Abacus Ark | Nursery school

Lavender Hill Day Nursery | Local nursery

Linden Tree Nursery School | Nursery school


Battersea Arts Centre | Theatre, entertainment, restaurant & bar

The Clapham Grand | Nightclub & entertainment venue


Image credit: The Source Bulk Foods

Biscuiteers | Bespoke iced biscuits, café & boutique

Breadstall |Market stall selling baked goods & sandwiches

Casa Manolo | Spanish restaurant & deli

Hamish Johnston | Fine cheeses & deli

Hennessy's | Family butchers

North and South Wines | Wines & spirits

Nysa Wine & Spirits | Wines & spirits

Philglas & Swiggot | Wines & spirits

Pizzicheria Grappelli | Italian deli & butchers

The Butchers Table | High welfare, free-range butchers

The Source Bulk Foods | Zero waste, bulk food store

Vagabond Wines | Wines & spirits

Wine World | Wines & spirits


Asquiths Jewellers | Jewellers

Jessica Mary Design | Millinery & jewellery

The Northcote Jeweller | Specialist in fine jewellery & repairs


Anthony Laban

Aglaea Hair & Beauty | Hair & beauty salon

All About The Girl | Beauty salon

All Shook Up | Boutique hair salon

Anthony Laban Barbershop | Classic barbershop

Head South Hair & Beauty | Hair salon

House of Beauty London | Beauty salon

Hype Coiffure | Specialist hair salon

Hyper Salon | Specialist hair salon

Jacks of London | Barbers

Kinky Ink Inkorporated | Tattoo studio

Nail Dress | Nail bar

Palmer Fisher | Hair salon

Patrizia Manias Milano | Hair salon

Pro-Kut | Barbers

Skin Emporium | Skin clinic & aesthetics

Stars Barbers | Barbers

The Hair Club London | Hair salon

Twentuno Salon | Hair & beauty salon

USA Star Nails | Nail bar

Viva Cut | Hair Salon

Viva Styles | Hair salon


12 Rounds Boxing

Image credit: 12 Rounds Boxing

108 Dental | Dental practice

12 Rounds Boxing | Boxing gym

Absolute Joy Spa | Nail bar & beauty treatments

Battersea & Wandsworth Chiropractors | Chiropractors

Bellmores Opticians | Opticians

Four Sides London | Physiotherapy & fitness centre

Goy's the Chemist | Local chemist

Kalyana Spa | Spa beauty treatments

Karen Lockyer Optometrists | Opticians

Milo and The Bull | Boutique health & fitness studio

Northcote Pharmacy | Local pharmacy

Reflexions | Reflexologists

Robards Pharmacy | Pharmacy

Sadhana Yoga & Wellbeing | Yoga & wellbeing studio

Sawasdee Thai Spa & Massage | Thai spa & massage

SW Power Yoga | Yoga & wellbeing studio

The Glass House Clinic | Cosmetic, skincare & treatments

The Orthodontic Practice at Battersea | Orthodontic practice

The Smart Clinics | Private healthcare services

Willow London | Yoga, Pilates & Barre studio

Windfall Natural | Health & wellness products


Lords at Home

Image credit: Lords at Home

Capitol Carpets | Carpets & flooring

CAST by The London Joinery Co. | Bespoke joinery

Dogan London | Furniture & bespoke pieces

Floors For Thought | Carpets & flooring

Forbes & Lomax | Aesthetic electrical accessories

Kitchens by Holloways | Bespoke kitchens, fixtures & fittings

Kitchen Shoppe | Hardware & Homeware

Huttons | Gifts, fashion & homeware

London Door Company | Internal & exterior doors

Lords at Home | Homeware & gifts

Loungin' | Bespoke furniture

Maison Curate | Furnishings & plants

Potter Perrin Tiles | Bathrooms, kitchens & tiles

SDS London | Architectural ironmongery

Superlites | Lighting products

The Paint House Interiors | Interior design

The Radiator Centre | Radiators

Wallace Cotton | Bed linen & sleepwear


Pet Pavillion

Image credit: Pet Pavillion

Northcote Pet Stores | Pet Shop

Pet Pavillion | Pet store & grooming salon

The London Vet | Veterinary clinic


1st Stop Studio | Audiovisual consultants

Mail Boxes Etc. | Shipping, fulfilment, print & marketing

Northcote Plumbing and Electrical | Plumbing & electrical

Partridges | Stationers

The Print Design | Digital print & graphic design

The Superyacht Agency | Creative agency


QT Toys and Games | Educational toys & games

Chalkboard | Toys, books & games


Turquoise Holidays | Luxury holidays & honeymoons

Clapham Junction Independent

Don’t forget to champion those independent businesses you simply couldn’t live without on your social media platforms by tagging your posts with #ukindieday and #indieclaphamjunction

Header image credit: The Source Bulk Foods