Our Local Tradespeople


The following local tradesmen and tradeswomen have been recommended by members of the Spitalfields Society. 

(last updated: 15thMay 2019)


Baby Sitting

No known volunteers at the moment


Builders, carpenters and decorators

HS Restoration Ltd. (Howard Spratt)

h.spratt@btinternet.com  07768 865 966


Peter Hoffman (also listed under Plumbers)

peter@aquaforma.co.uk  07837 201 123


Carpet Cleaning

A A Carpet cleaners  / Alan Arnold / 01277 374455


Paul Hamlett, 07958 498134


Innovate Carpets, 020 8970 7987, clean@innovatecarpets.co.uk


Janusz who also works as a decorator with Trevor Barnes.

Trevor’s number is 07932966623.


Chimney Sweep

Ian Dempsey

Cinders    0800 007 5296.  cinderssweep@gmail.com



Ruth  “excellent cleaner, highly recommended”

07405 269161


Coal and log deliveries

A E Prentice, 01869 346800,  www.coal4you.co.uk



Digital Doctors, 0845 0175539,  info@digital-doctors.co.uk,  www.digital-doctors.co.uk



The Conservation Registerhas list of restorers in many areas – including furniture, clocks, and more


Cosmetic and Medical Tattooing

Renee Cleovoulou

3 Puma court E1 6QG

07961 180 949


Damp Treatment

Ward Damp in NW2 – they are on the web at www.warddamp.com



Alan Andrews of Floorspace AEC Ltd.

07957 628157, alanandrews@uk2.net


Silver Saints

“Not cheap, but extremely professional and easy to get hold of.”

They carry out all manner of plumbing and electrical work

020 7099  9199  http://www.silversaints.com/


Power cuts: www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk


French polishing and furniture restoration

(See also “Conservators” above)

Britannia French Polishing, 14 Teesdale Yard E2

0207 739 9842


Alan Cox, Liverpool Rd, Islington

Will inspect and collect.  “He has done some good work for me and he is very straightforward.”

0207 607 6594


Neil Gross

neildavidg@aol.com  01279 301625  07850 746 350


Paul Norris

www.paleamber.com  07973 620 717    08455 390 509



Luis Buitrago “He is excellent”

lmbuitrago4@aol.com   and 07970 258364


Nigel: 07957 979399 (Works for 2 members)


“I also use two great women called Sarah and Andrea, who run Two Birds Gardening”





Uni-sex hair salon, 80 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY

02072470078  www.lukejacob.com


“Elena at The Scissor Shop is excellent. She cuts and styles men,

women and children and her charges a very reasonable”

70 Commercial Street, E1 6LT

Tel 020 8127 4404


Handymen – general


A good inexpensive handyman: 07405 863345


Silver Saints

“Not cheap, but extremely professional and easy to get hold of.”

They carry out all manner of plumbing and electrical work

020 7099     http://www.silversaints.com/

Loni: “Brilliant handyman I found today – locks, plumbing, carpentry and other stuff”

07930 484955


Junk Removal  See “Waste”



Ryan at City of London Locksmiths, 40 Folgate Street E1 6QL


07768 587960

24-hour call out and “kindly dropped everything to fix the lock on our front door solving an urgent crisis”: also “we used your recommended locksmith and he was great!”.


Painters and Decorators

Trevor Barnes

3 Fournier Street, E1 6QE, 07932 966623


Dave O’Meara

07838 255466,  david.omara@btopenworld.com(note: name O’Meara, e-mail ‘omara’)


Piano Tuners


07957 253849


Michael Jacobs


Tel 020 7278 6090    0r:  07976 159945


Samantha Hewson

157B Pepys Road,  London SE14 5SG

Tel No : 020 7732 6769


Alexandra Zealey

01737 279494,  07767 352942


Picture Framer

Adrian Davidson – skilled specialist framer whose prices aren’t crazy!

possible frame, 37d Princelet Street, E1 5LP

020 7377 5545 , info@possibleframe.com, www.possibleframe.com


Plumbers and plumber/builders

Norman Bygrave

0800 007 6510


Blackwell renovations  plumber/builder


Russell and Hamish  plumber/builder

“If you know him, he’s a diamond. If you can get hold of him he’s very good.”

07958 327 680


Norman  “First class at installing heating systems.”
07786 117 927


Angel Plumbing and Heating

020 7251 3418  07958 416 861



Peter Hoffman

Gas Safe engineer, plumber (registered with the Institute of Plumbing), central heating and boiler specialist, carpenter and general handyman. Can also fit bathrooms and kitchens.  “Jack of all trades but manages to be great at all of them at the same time!  Peter is a terribly nice, competent, trustworthy man who lives in Clerkenwell. Good rates and able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.”

peter@aquaforma.co.uk  07837 201 123


Luke  Installations: bathroom, kitchen, carpentry repairs

“He is very cost conscious and very excited with the idea of being introduced to projects in Spitalfields – especially considering his interest in historical homes.”

07857 166 869


Richard  plumber/builder  “He is always very good.”
07969 378 757


Silver Saints

“Not cheap, but extremely professional and easy to get hold of.”

They carry out all manner of plumbing and electrical work

020 7099  9199  http://www.silversaints.com/


Power Cuts  See “Electricians”


Removals (Junk)See “Waste”


“I would like to add to your list of recommended trades people a roofer who has now completed three jobs for us.  Mr Ronnie Fursse and his staff are very experienced and reliable, with works being carried out to a high standard, with a minimum of fuss and within the allotted time.”



Solicitors(for conveyancing, tenancies etc.)

Peter Callaghan (Baker Street) 07786 305477

Stephen Clegg of Everys.  01392 848926 or stephen.clegg@everys.co.uk


Diane Brodkin from Adrian & Co. (http://www.lawyer-solicitors-uk.co.uk/1575742-lawyer-Adrian-&-Co..html, tel.: 020 7485 8450) for real estate purchase and sale since 1999. I strongly recommend her.



Paul Kirby

74 Swanfield St, London E2 7DS
“I found him via the Spitalfields Life blog.  If you want foam for upholstering and a fascinating chat about Spitalfields he’s your man!!”

020 7739 1915   07956 806455


7 Upholstery

1a Boundary Street, London E2 7JE

“They did a fantastic job on a tub chair and chaise, picked up/dropped off items.  They have a good range of fabric samples in their shop.”

020 7613 4925


W.J. Cox & Sons

Claybury Hall Farm, Roding Lane North, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8ND

“They’ve done several jobs for me, all to a good standard, on time and for a fair price, collecting/delivering to Spitalfields by arrangement.”

020 8550 1396


William Fountain & Co

68a CobedenRd, E11 3PE  info@williamfountain.com  020 4558 3464


David Scotcher Interiors

285 Upper Street, N1 2TZ

“I can highly recommend this upholsterer, he will give an estimate, collect the items and return.”

And recently used by a member and found to be excellent.

020 7354 4111/4116


Michael Broughton (including cane chairs)

14 Calvert Avenue (next to Shoreditch Church and Lennie’s just off Arnold Circus)



Rachael South (including cane chairs)

Bespoke; restoration; design:  www.rachaelsouth.com

0207 686 5296, 07983 534 507

Shoreditch Design Rooms (including cane chairs)



Van – Man with a Van

Whitevangentleman.com   “They are very reliable.”

020 7731 0551


Waste (Junk) removal

We Clear Junk – “Very helpful booking personal. Then two polish men arrived on time and took our old piano away cheerfully. Payment was by card by phone after successful completion.”

Unit 5, Bridge Park, Harrow Road, London NW10 0RG

020 8961 2861 or 020 8961 2916

Bookings@weclearjunk.com   www.weclearjunk.com


Window Cleaner


020 3556 1608 and 07584 832417



07980 173544