Covid Safe – The Pretty Shiny Shop

Photograph: Interior of The Pretty Shiny Shop, with owner Georgina standing in the foreground, holding a placard reading: "Shop Local" "We are a Covid Safe Business".

Pretty, shiny – and safe 

The Pretty Shiny Shop is the place to be if you need inspiration for presents for family, friends – and yourself! You’ll want to linger over the large array of jewellery, cards, homeware, accessories and gift boxes. 

Owner Georgina Black says: 

“I appreciate the Covid Safe Business Scheme coming into our neighbourhood.  As an independent shop I have worked very hard from the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic to adapt and provide a safe place to shop. 

“It’s great to have this bright yellow signage as a little beacon beckoning you into my lovely, safe shop to have a browse. It has been a hard year for everyone and I really want to get our high street back to being busy again.” 

Small business owners are more likely to go above and beyond for their customers because they are personally invested in their business. 

Finsbury Park is a great place to support businesses like this. The council has teamed up with ‘My Virtual Neighbourhood’ to launch Shop Local Islington, an online directory to help residents find independent shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, markets and service providers in the borough. To shop, spend and enjoy life with local businesses, search 

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