#ShopLocal: Celebrating independent retailers in Lincoln

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There are some amazing independent retailers in Lincoln and surrounding areas.

CityX’s #ShopLocal feature aims to highlight these small businesses and put these unique shops under the spotlight.

Take a look at some of Lincoln’s independent shops:


Location: Steep Hill

CityX spoke to Toby Hope, owner of Cheers, a speciality alcohol shop located on Steep Hill.

Cheers offers a wide variety of wine, champagne, and draught beer.

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Bo Peep In The Bail

Location: Bailgate

Owner of Bo Peep In The Bail, Emma Graham spoke to CityX about her business, which first opened in 2013.

Bo Peep In The Bail is located at 88A Bailgate and stocks the very best of children’s clothing, lifestyle products and traditional toys.

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Crafty Bottle

Location: The Strait

CityX spoke to Sam Abbot from The Crafty Bottle at 12 The Strait, which is at the bottom of Steep Hill in Lincoln.

The Crafty Bottle is Lincoln’s only craft beer lounge and shop, it sells real ale, craft beer, cider and local gin.

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Ego Clothing

Location: The Strait

Sam Horsted-Bennett from Ego spoke to CityX about her business.

Ego has three rooms worth of vintage and vintage-styled clothing and accessories.

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Bluebird Arts and Crafts

Location: The Strait

CityX spoke to Bluebird Arts and Crafts.

The shop first opened in 2015 on The Strait and offers a variety of art supplies and classes and workshops.

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Lindum Books

Location: Bailgate

Lindum Books opened in 2014 at 4 Bailgate offering books which are local and ethical, along with a kids book corner and an overall enjoyable book shopping experience.

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Lincoln Bra Lady

Location: Newark Road

Lincoln Bra Lady launched because, as a massage therapist, owner Claire noticed that many ladies had pain and postural discomfort caused by ill-fitting bras.

After seeing this recurring problem for years, Claire decided to invest in a bra fitting course and found out that it’s harder than it looks and the course was just the beginning.

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The Garden Tea Room

Location: North Hykeham

CityX spoke to The Garden Tea Room in North Hykeham.

The Garden Tea room is an award winning tea room, specialising in afternoon teas, cakes and coffee.

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Top to Bottom Gifts and Accessories

Location: Steep Hill

CityX spoke to Top to Bottom Gifts & Accessories on Steep Hill in Lincoln.

Top to Bottom sells a range of gifts and accessories for you and your home

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No.5 Ladieswear Boutique

Location: Bailgate

CityX spoke to No.5 Ladieswear Boutique.

No.5 Ladieswear Boutique is located at 5 Gordon Road and offers a wide variety of ladies clothing at an affordable price.

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The Whisky Shop

Location: Bailgate

CityX spoke to Nick Ridout from The Whisky Shop.

Located at 87 Bailgate, The Whisky Shop sells a variety of whiskeys, including Scottish, Australian and African, along with a range of liqueurs, spirits and gins.

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Midas Arts

Location: Bailgate

CityX spoke to Fiona Purkiss from Midas Arts, located at 26 Bailgate.

After Fiona’s last child left home, she decided to pursue her dreams and stop working for other people, which saw her open her own shop.

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Happy Soles

Location: Newport

CityX spoke to Happy Soles on Newport in Lincoln.

Happy Soles is an independent children’s shoe shop and has been open since last summer.

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TFM Countrystore

Location: Whisby

CityX spoke to Nicki Harris from TFM Countrystore, based on Thorpe Road, Whisby.

TFM Countystore stocks over 6,500 products, ranging from pet products to rural products.

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Do you know an independent business that deserves to be put under the spotlight? Get in touch by emailing [email protected]