Hounslow Council has launched the ShopLocal Voucher Initiative to encourage residents to support the local economy by shopping in person rather than online. Every household in the borough has been sent a free £20 e-voucher to spend with participating local businesses to help them recover from the pandemic.
Over 300 businesses are already signed up to the Initiative, including cafes, cinemas, restaurants, health and wellbeing organisations, laundrettes, and many more. Residents have a great opportunity to help out local businesses and have fun by visiting their local favourite or trying something new.
To inspire you, jump to the full list of participating businesses, here: https://retailers.evouchers.com/hounslow?industry=&list=false
Choose one of the available business categories and click ‘View list’ to see all participating businesses or ‘View map’ to see where they are in the borough on an interactive map.
Now for the fun bit! How are you going to spend your voucher? Can we help inspire you?
Health and wellbeing
If you’re keen to focus on your health or enjoy a day of wellness and relaxation, whether it be a solo workout session, a relaxing swim with the family, or stocking up your wellness product shelf. There are some great leisure centres and activities to choose from across the borough.
Choose a family-friendly, multi-purpose leisure centre: including Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre & Library, Isleworth Leisure Centre and Library, Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, and many more.
Try something different: Check out paddleboarding at Active360, enjoy indoor cycling with a ‘silent disco’ twist at CYKL HAUS, experience traditional Russian bathing at Banya No. 1, explore natural ways of healing and acupuncture at The Avalon Clinic, get stuck into a new type of yoga at BYC hot yoga, and much more.
And it doesn’t end there! You can also spend your voucher at participating opticians, spas and massage salons, health food and wellness product stores, and pharmacies. Check out the full list of health and wellbeing participants: https://retailers.evouchers.com/hounslow?industry=Health%20and%20wellbeing&list=true
Looking for something special for the home? a new addition to your wardrobe? Hounslow’s wide range of retail stores can fulfill all your shopping needs.
Brighten up the walls in your home with some British and Aboriginal art from AA London Gallery. Spruce up your home lighting at Chiswick Lighting Company. Design the interior of your dreams with antiques from Strand Antiques. Add character with a handwoven rug from Tribe Contemporary Rugs. Get shopping for great fresh produce, cheese, baked goods, and more at Bayley and Sage, the Chiswick Food Market, Hack & Veldt, and others.
Participating retailers in the borough include jewellery shops, convenience stores, camera and photo shops, auto suppliers, clothing and footwear shops, and more. See the full list of retailers: https://retailers.evouchers.com/hounslow?industry=Retail&list=true
See the full list of clothing stores: https://retailers.evouchers.com/hounslow?industry=Clothing&list=true
Restaurant / Cafe
If you enjoy a foodie treat, whether it be a meal for two, pizza and pasta for the whole family, or a night out with a Chinese and cocktails with colleagues or friends, there’s a wide array of world cuisines available at restaurants and cafes across the borough. You’re bound to find one or two places that will tickle your tastebuds!
Travel around the world in 80 dishes across Hounslow. Head south to warmer shores at African Queen Bar and Restaurant; head west for Latin flavour at Buenos Aires Restaurant; if you prefer a bit more heat in your cuisine, grab an Indian at Chatapatta Restaurant; or head for some Italian at Casareccio. If you’re after a good takeaway: pizza, fish and chips, burgers, cakes, and many more options are available. Just choose the ‘Fast food/Takeaway’ option on the site.
Explore the full list of restaurant options here: https://retailers.evouchers.com/hounslow?industry=Restaurant&list=true
For all things coffee, breakfast, sandwiches, and snacks, check out the full list of participating cafes: https://retailers.evouchers.com/hounslow?industry=Cafe&list=true
See the full list of fastfood and takeaway shops: https://retailers.evouchers.com/hounslow?industry=Fast%20food%2FTakeaway&list=false
What else can you spend your money on?
Pub/Bar: A variety of pubs offering British classics are participating, such as The Brewery Tap, Bell and Crown, Ealing Brewing, The Gunnersbury, The Milford Arms, and others. See the full list here: https://retailers.evouchers.com/hounslow?industry=Pub%2FBar&list=true
Cinema: Enjoy the latest films as well as classics at Watermans with great value tickets starting at just £6. There’s also a wide range of events on offer for theatre and opera lovers.
Hair and beauty: Get your hair done, enjoy a mani-pedi, treat your skin at the local spa, or look like you just got off the plane from Spain with a spray tan. See the full list here: https://retailers.evouchers.com/hounslow?industry=Hair%20and%20beauty&list=true
DIY/Homeware: Make your house a home with some TLC: Check out the wide range of participating businesses across the borough including garden centres, bed specialists, roof and guttering services, carpet shops, furniture shops, and more. See the full list: https://retailers.evouchers.com/hounslow?industry=DIY%2FHomeware&list=true
Other business categories you can choose on the site include groceries, clothing, pharmacy, mobile phone stores, newsagents, book stores, and laundrette/dry cleaners.