Shop local and support our local businesses

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Supporting local businesses as they start trading again is a top priority for the Council.

That’s why, as we begin to safely reactivate our high streets, we’ve launched our Shop Local campaign to urge residents to support local traders. 

Local businesses are the backbone of our local economy and the heart of our communities.  Research shows that for every pound spent with a small or medium business, 63p stays in the local economy, compared with 40p with a large business. There is no need to travel into town to shop, because we have a fantastic range of businesses on our doorstep.

Discover which businesses are open in your area or submit a business for free on the My Virtual Wandsworth website.

If you're in need of a particular product or service, or want to find out more about the independent shops in your local area, view the Wandsworth specialist independent shops directory (pdf, 6 MB).

If you're a local business owner, visit The Wandsworth Enterprise Hub for advice, support and events for your business.

Meet our poster stars

We spoke to some of the businesses featured in our shop local campaign about their experience of lockdown, how they are reopening, shopping local and more.

Read our interview with owner Steve James and his team at Velosport bike shop.


Shop Local posters

If you would like to display a Shop Local poster in your business premises, you can download one here:

Other ways to support local businesses

In addition to shopping locally, there are plenty of other easy things you can do to show your support.