Our #ShopSE19 Blog

Updates from our Crystal Palace High Streets and #ShopSE19

Thank you to all our ShopSE19 members and supporters.

Working together, we can make Good Things happen in Crystal Palace.

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Fiver Fest Comes to Crystal Palace

Great local offers and deals are on the way at just £5, 2-16 July. **Updated** with more tip-offs! Shop local with a twist. Discover even more about what you can get in Crystal Palace for £5. We know at least 10 local businesses are busy perfecting their offers for the launch of this nationwide event on 2 July. Preview who's IN at the end of the post. The event runs for a fortnight until 16th July. Get on board. Fiver Fest is open to any local independent business. If you're

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On the map in SE19

More about our fantastic 2021 Map of Crystal Palace. Have you found one yet?

Stepping out SE19 style

Have you been following #ShopSE19s dining round-ups on Instagram? In the picture, Manuel's, Gipsy Hill SE19, for fine Italian cuisine Our local hospitality businesses need YOU this Summer. Pavement licences and awnings are go! They've all worked so hard to create welcoming outdoor spaces and socially-distant dining indoors, now we're allowed back inside. If you can't travel, then you can dine your way around the globe without leaving SE19. If you wanted to, you could go to a

New Kids on the Blog, 2021

... they're popping-up all around SE19: we thought new businesses, arriving in Crystal Palace during the last 12-months, deserved a special longer #ShopSE19 round-up feature. We're also hoping to learn and share more about them individually now that restrictions are easing. We are definitely up for it and hope you are too! We've already talked about Colairo's who landed on Westow Street, just before we started moving up the tiers. We're so looking forward to being able to ge

We are ShopSE19

How it started | How it’s going We started out as an informal little business collective that got together to organise some late night shopping in December 2018 (SE19 Lates). How things have changed! We’ve grown. A lot. We now collaborate and bring together well over 50 local independent high street businesses in Crystal Palace, SE19. We are welcoming more each month, including new arrivals to our Crystal Palace high streets. We've built a network of mutual support for local

Eco Deliveries on Trial!

We're really excited about this. Look out for Hugo of www.hugoseco-delivery.com and his big capacity cargo trike plying the streets of South London. Here he is, on the way to fetch his green machine from its storage depot in West Norwood. ShopSE19 is proud to develop and support a two-week pilot to try out local eco delivery. We've seen a lot of change to how people shop over the last 12 months. We want to ensure that local businesses continue to get your support, boost local

Mid February Dining, 2021

Come Dine With Us! Valentine's and Galentine's will have a different flavour this year. And everyone is welcome. Here's a quick scamper around some of the dine-at-home options that local Crystal Palace eateries have shared with us for 2021. Check their websites and socials for ordering deadlines. You'd be helping our friends in hospitality hugely by planning more takeaways in February and recommending them to friends. Follow their socials for all the tempting details. Here's

Support your locals in 2021

We're soldiering-on through the another National Lockdown, but despite this we can still think positive and give you some more reasons to be cheerful and grateful that you live here in Crystal Palace. One thing we've learned over the last 11 months is that staying close to the people, places and services we all care about really matters. On behalf of our local indie traders in Crystal Palace, thank you so much for your support and loyalty during these difficult weeks. (We're

News on Grants

The process for businesses applying for support grants during lockdowns has not been straightforward. If, as a business, you are struggling to navigate this, you are not alone. Here in Crystal Palace, there are high street business venues in at least three different boroughs, meaning three different councils and processes to become familiar with. All high street businesses mandated to close or restrict trade since November 2020 should be eligible for some kind of support over

#ShopSE19 Wall of Fame

Update: Shop SE19's first community raffle closed on 3 December 2020. We sold 7604 tickets over a 5 week period including 4 weeks of national lockdown. Thank you to everyone who took part so enthusiastically and our traders who provided such magnificent prizes. Once we reached 5000 ticket sales, we wanted to give back and showcase all the brilliant businesses that have provided prizes and support. The funds raised via the Raffle have helped the Shop SE19 team promote our high

The Results of Our Raffle

Our first Winter Community Raffle closed at 11am on 3rd December 2020. The winners were selected randomly and automatically by Raffall. Untouched by human hand! Which in 2020 is quite reassuring. It's the first time we have used the Raffall platform, so please bear with us while we get the prizes organised and matched up to their lucky winners. If you are a winner, you will receive an email notification from Raffall. Please make sure you check the email address you used to pu

Our #ShopSE19 Wall of Fame

Update: Crystal Palace, you have surpassed yourselves. Since writing this post we have passed 6000 ticket sales, which has meant that we have been able to add four more prizes to the pot (which have been added to our lists below) AND make a pledge to two local good causes: The Crystal Palace Christmas Tree Crowdfunder and local digital inclusion charity Clear Community Web. If we break the 7000 barrier before our raffle ends on Thu 3 December, we'll be able to make a further

Just A Card Indie Week

If you are still able to keep track of days and dates, this coming Friday is Black Friday. Retailers of all shapes and sizes have had one of their toughest years ever. It must be stressful to be forced to compete with massive discounting, when they are already facing so many obstacles. Any hoo, the perfect antidote to all this is Just A Card Indie Week campaign which runs from 23 to 27 November. The goal of this is to support small shops and businesses in the UK. The founder

Those beautiful prizes!

A new week in Crystal Palace. Crossing the 3000 tickets sold milestone last week was amazing. Thank you to everyone who has supported our #ShopSE19 raffle, offered a prize or bought tickets. The team has been busy gathering all the info and stories from our local traders and sharing mini profiles. Here's a taste of them and you can catch-up across our SE19Lates social media channels. We thought it would be good to take a moment and have a look at the long list of prizes alrea

Winter Treats on the Way

Shopping and trader news for Crystal Palace.

Tier 2 for SE19

Crystal Palace moves to Tier Two. What does this mean for you and local businesses?

Join ShopSE19! Support our local high streets

Thank you so much for really positive feedback about the SE19Lates events in 2019. We can't do any of this without your support and enthusiasm. As we all know, our local high streets aren't just for Christmas and some of our local businesses are having a very hard time. We started the #ShopSE19 movement as a way to explore creative and collaborative ways to energise our high streets in Crystal Palace. It's incredibly tough out there and it's getting harder. We're needing to

SE19 Christmas Shopping Guide 2019

The countdown to Christmas is on! Make your money count this year by supporting your local independent retailers and shopping locally.