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Community classifieds

We want to help local people get the most out of their local area and in the process support the local economy. Our community classified ads are a snapshot of the shops, businesses, cottage industries, freelancers, community groups, services and enterprises that provide essential community services and opportunities within our neighbourhood. Let’s shop local!

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Home + Garden

Gina's Closet vintage emporium
Gina’s Closet is an emporium for vintage and retro treasures. Have a wander and see what weird and wonderful clothes, furniture, decorations and more you can find. Style on a shoe-string!
T: 07832 296 227
A: 371 Roman Rd, E2
W: Instagram.com/ginacloset
GingerWhite – Picture Framing + Gallery​
GingerWhite shop offers bespoke picture framing, ready-made picture & photo frames, art prints, originals, cards & wrap, picture display & art printing.
T: 020 7359 3964
A: 103 Roman Rd, E2
W: Gingerwhite.co.uk
SNAP Card + Gift shop
SNAP is a colourful independent store selling greeting cards, wrap, prints, jewellery, helium balloons and much more. The perfect place to pick up a last minute gift on Roman Road.
T: 020 8617 8944
A: 465 Roman Rd, E3
W: Snap-store.com
Thompson's hardware store
Family-run for over 65 years. DIY, Hardware, Locksmith Services, Engraving, Paint Mixing, Pet Supplies, Gardening, Electrical, Pest Control, Ironmongery and Cleaning Products.
T: 020 8980 1672
A: 442-444 Roman Rd, E3
W: Thompsonsdiy.london
Dennington's Florist
Denningtons is a family-run business, established since 1950. We offer a fast, reliable and enthusiastic service with a focus on design and style, using fresh seasonal flowers.
T: 020 8981 1121
A: 461 Roman Rd, E3
W: Denningtonsflowers.co.uk

Food + Drink

Mae + Harvey cafe
Home-made food, effortlessly cool design, and a cosy living room vibe – that’s Mae + Harvey. Come for all-day brunch, Tacos every Tuesday evening, coffee, fresh pastries, cakes and special events.
A: 414 Roman Rd, E3
W: Maeandharvey.com
Sazzy & Fran cafe
Are you looking for a big slice of banana bread served with an Oatly flat white? Or perhaps an açai bowl and vegan cinnamon swirl? We have it all!
T: 07428 717 579
A: 33 Roman Rd, E2
W: Sazzyandfrancafe.com
Sweet Treats old-fashioned sweet shop
Sweet Treats, a Victorian-style sweet shop on Roman Road. We focus on old-fashioned loose sweets with a large selection of Vegan, Vegetarian and Halal sweets.
T:  07876 494 352
A: 597 Roman Rd, E3
W: Facebook.com/Sweet-treats
Symposium Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar
Symposium is a family-run authentic Italian restaurant, wine bar and deli. Our food and wine are lovingly sourced with a focus on natural, biodynamic and organic wines.
T: 020 9891 8509
A: 363 Roman Rd, E3
W: Symposiumlondon.co.uk

Trades + Services

Gadget Exchange
At Gadget Exchange we aim to deliver the highest level of services to all our new and existing customers. We Buy, Sell, Exchange and Repair. We are your number one gadget supplier!
T: 020 3490 2021
A: 455 Roman Rd, E3 5LX
W: Gadgetexchange.org
Ace Cars London Ltd
Your local family-run mini car service established 35 years ago. We will take you anywhere and pick you up! Cards taken. Try us now!
T: 020 8980 6666
A: 503 Roman Rd, E3
W: Acecarslondonltd.com
She Fixed My Bike
Qualified bike mechanic offering a comprehensive range of servicing and repairs. Please call ahead to check availability, I work from home so no drop ins please.
Contact Becky
T: 07947 615 855
W: Shefixedmybike.com

Leisure + Recreation

Try a dance class today
Chisenhale Dance offers dynamic and uplifting dance classes for children and adults to keep you moving throughout the year. Choose from Contemporary, Lindy Hop, Street Dance, Improvisation, Creative Movement, and more.
T: 020 8981 6617
A: 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, E3
W: Chisenhaledancespace.co.uk
Bow Sewing Bee workshops
Sewing workshops at Snap on Roman Road. Using vintage fabrics from Olive Road London. Suitable for beginners to more experienced sewers. Plus a monthly sewing club: Bow Sewing Bee.
Contact Sarah
W: Oliveroad.london

Health + Wellbeing

Eyes London Opticians
Your local fast and professional opticians. Bringing exceptional service, experience and modern technology to the eye care world, Eyes London have made our home in Globe Town to serve the local community.
T: 020 8980 3872
A: 130 Roman Rd, E2
W: Eyeslondon.com
OrganicUs Boutique
OrganicUs is a holistic approach to everyday things – food, lotions, essences and more – all vegan and organic. Come for a coffee, a delicious snack, or for live poetry and music!
T: 07581 550 848
A: 65 Roman Rd, E2 0QN
W: Facebook.com/Organicus.Boutique​
Anytime Fitness Bow
Fantastic local gym with state of the art equipment (cardio screens with Netflix, Youtube and TV), plus 30 studio classes including Spin, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, LBT and plenty more.
T: 020 3745 3211
A: 62-64 Vernon Rd, E3
W: Anytimefitness.co.uk
AdMac Fitness Studio
​We are a small team of personal trainers based in a private studio in the Bow Business Centre. We are results driven, love our clients and we have a bit of fun!
T: 07921 465 108
IG: @admac_fitness_studio
W: Admacfitness.com
Non-duality life coach
My name is Boyan and I work as a guide to Truth life coach. My aim is to show my clients that what they seek – love, happiness, abundance – is already present.
Contact Boyan
W: Boyanm.com

Fashion + Beauty

Lux Studio hair & beauty
We are more than just a hair salon. From lashes to fat freezing and all treatments in between. Look no further! Lux Studio is here for all your beauty needs.
A: 549 Roman Rd, E3
W: Lux-studio.co.uk
Fleshformers tattoo & piercing
Fleshformers is the place to be for custom tattoos, body piercing, microblading and a variety of quality body jewellery to choose from. Quality services in a hygienic environment.
A: 477 Roman Rd, E3
W: Fleshformers.com
Nuova Beauty Bar
Nuova Beauty Bar is the pink one-stop-shop where you can find the new you, exceptional customer service and affordable amazing coffee.
A: 418 Roman Rd, E3
W: Instagram.com/Nuovabeautybar

Property, Legal + Financial

Alex Neil Estate Agents
Award-winning Alex Neil are your local estate agent in Roman Road. We offer free market appraisals, quote RR10 to receive 10% off our standard fees for selling or letting.
T: 020 8980 7431
A: 341 Roman Rd, E3
W: Alexneil.com

Parent + Baby

Newborn and baby photography
I am a professional newborn and baby photographer. I offer maternity, newborn and sitter sessions at my home studio near the Roman Road in East London.
Contact Kathryn
W: Elizabethmay.photo
Wrap a hug sling library
Whether you are new to babywearing or need help with your own slings, Mel is here to support you! The sling library runs regular sessions in Bethnal Green/Poplar/Stoke Newington.
Contact Dr Mel Pinet
T: 07916 349 685
W: Wrapahug.com

Community Groups

Roman Road Trust
Roman Road Trust is a citizen-led economic and community development trust that serves the needs of the local residents and businesses of Bow and Roman Road.
Plastic-free Roman Road
An East London community campaign to help the area’s plastic carbon footprint. Local residents, businesses and schools working together to switch away from single-use plastics to reusable alternatives.
Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum
A community-led Forum to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Bow, meeting since 2016. The draft neighbourhood plan will be published in 2020. Please see website for how to join.
Friends of Meath Gardens
A community organisation that is fighting to save, maintain and improve Meath Gardens, and our other green spaces, for the local community and wildlife in East London.
Malmesbury Residents Association
We are a group representing the tenants and residents in Malmesbury. We are committed to strengthening the community, making our voice heard by Tower Hamlets Council and improving green spaces.
Tower Hamlets LGBT Forum
A project that brings together LGBT+ people (and allies) who live, work, study or socialise in Tower Hamlets to discuss local LGBT issues, as well as meet other local LGBT people.