Below is a collection of some of our favourite stories surrounding Gardners in relation to the history of the business, recent events and our move early in 2020. 

Video courtesy of Hannah Meri Williams 


Pack your bags: historic family business moves home after 150 years – in pictures: After one and half centuries, Gardners relocated from Commercial Street in Spitalfields, to Ruckholt Road in Leyton. This Guardian article covers the highlights.

Gardners: 150-year-old Shoreditch shop will close and move due to rising rents in the area: The Hackney Gazette covers our change of premises, and the unsustainable rents that have damaged the local high street.



Shops In London That Only Sell One Thing: Bags are our speciality! Featuring some of our customers too.

500 Free things to do in London: 'With the office towers of the city to one side and the busy traffic of Commercial Street in front, the shop is a wonderfully improbable survivor in an area that has seen enormous change.'


Things You Probably Didn't Know About Beigel Bake: We supply the world famous Beigel Bake on Brick Lane with their paper bags.

Shoreditch, The Survivors of Gentrification: A story depicting the changes within Spitalfields and how certain small businesses have survived these changes. 

17 reasons to go to Commercial Street, E1: Time Out names Gardners as one of the top things to do in Commercial Street. 


London’s Spitalfields: 18th-century elegance meets hipster  : The Financial Times depicts the change to the East End from gentrification, and covers how Gardners has survived.

The Best Thing About London Is ...  : The Londonist names Gardners as 'The best thing to do in Spitalfields'. 


Brilliant Things : Gardners featured on Big Jon's blog about brilliant things to do in London.

 Video courtesy of Kate Rogers