The #WeNo Insider's Guide delves behind the scenes of some of the quirky independent businesses in West Norwood. Think you know the area?  Read on…

 

For this edition of the blog our FEAST reporter headed up the less frequented Norwood High Street in search of bistro café Reggae Britannia. Just past the Book & Record Bar, on the opposite side of the road, is the modest frontage of this unique Caribbean eatery. Owner and head chef, Sky, was already ensconced […]

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Featuring the Fruit and Veg stall, which straggles a double pitch on the corner of Chestnut Road and Norwood Road. This familiar site to locals has been part of the fabric of the area since Victorian times. Our FEAST reporter chatted with owners Ross and Tina as they served a steady flow of regulars. Ross […]

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Winter rain and cold; but the FEAST team has regrouped to prepare for the year ahead. And so our intrepid reporter is back pounding the streets of West Norwood to meet more local traders. Presenting; Emmaus Lambeth, a homelessness charity with a cluster of shops along Knights Hill selling a variety of second hand goods. […]

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  Introducing B’s Balloons, West Norwood’s very own balloon and party suppliers, nestled on the corner of Bloom Grove opposite the cemetery. Our intrepid FEAST reporter stepped through the cheery bright-pink door to talk balloons with owner Bev and business partner Julie. The first question had to be: “How did you get into this line […]

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In Nettlefold Place near Cenci Vintage, featured previously in this blog, there is an unassuming door marked number 6 and signed The Clockworks. The converted Victorian industrial building, with on-trend grey paintwork, could be mistaken for the offices of an architect’s practice or media company. Instead, behind the entrance door there lies a nationally unique […]

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  Introducing Wear Abouts, a family business selling children’s fashion and school wear in West Norwood’s high street. The owner Bashir and his son Yusuf warmly greeted our intrepid FEAST reporter and offered a tour of the premises. Towards the back of the shop, you can see an open stockroom with shelves to the ceiling […]

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