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12 lovely local London shops (from the #LoveLondonAwards)

Guy Parsons

The Time Out Love London Awards are back, giving you the opportunity to nominate your favourite local pubs, restaurants, cafés, shops and other venues. (Do it now!) We thought we'd take a look back over some places we discovered in the 2014 awards to give you a cheeky taste of what's out there. Today: shops!

The Old Cinema, Chiswick

A department store devoted to selling antique, vintage, retro, industrial and upcycled furniture, The Old Cinema scooped the prize for Chiswick's finest shop in 2014. (See more: London's best furniture shops)

You Don't Bring Me Flowers, Hither Green


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This funky Hither Green florist was the most popular in the Lewisham area. (See more: London's best florists)

Ruby Violet, Kentish Town


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When does a café become a shop? When it sells awesome ice-cream cakes, sorbets and other frozen treats, apparently – Ruby Violet keeps Kentish Towners icy cool. (See more: 26 brilliant ice-cream shops in London)

Books for Cooks, Notting Hill


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This charming Notting Hill bookshop contains more cookbooks than you can shake a ladle at. They even have a kitchen out back where they put recipes to the test and dish up the results to delighted customers. (See more: London's best bookshops)

Persepolis, Peckham


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Sally Butcher brings the flavours of Middle Eastern and Levantine cooking to south east London at this endearing deli-cum-café. (See more: our guide to food & drink shops in London)



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This wee shop on Roman Road, Bow, stocks cards, prints and gifts for east Londoners after the perfect birthday note. (See more: London shops that are great for gifts)

Bermondsey 167, Bermondsey (duh!)


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This Bermondsey boutique has a tantalising range of clothes, homewares, accessories and other desirable items you didn't previously know you wanted. (See more: we pick London's coolest shops)

The Urban Chocolatier, Whitechapel

Chocolate-covered fruit – chocolate-covered everything, in fact. And why the hell not? (See more: the best chocolate shops in London)

The Beer Boutique, Putney


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For envelope-pushing bottles of grog, head to the Beer Boutique. (See more: 15 banging beer shops in London)

Broadway Bookshop, Hackney


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This fine bookshop on Broadway Market is a local favourite. Take that, Amazon! (See more: our guide to Broadway Market)

Palm 2, Clapton


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This deli and foodie events space keeps Claptonites' cupboards full to bursting. (See also: our guide to Clapton's best bits)

Beyond Retro, Bethnal Green


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This vintage clothing warehouse has been decking out Londoners in dashing (and dubious!) outfits for years. Maybe that's why it was voted the best shop in Bethnal Green last year! (See also: the best vintage shops in London)

Don't be shy – take two minutes to nominate your favourite local places in the 2015 Love London Awards!

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