Annie's Bar and Bistro

Annie's Bar and Bistro is a new daytime eatery and late night bar located in the centre of Southend Town.

The restaurant is open during the day and evening with a variety of dishes including different types of steak. 

There is regular live music with some great offers for some fine dishes. 

Party coming up? Annie's is available for private functions. You'll get the restaurant and staff all to yourself to celebrate your special occasion

Click here and find out how they are participating in Indie Retail Month!


Broadway Opticians

At Broadway Opticians they are aware that your eyesight is important and they are passionate about providing and maintaining the highest levels of care for all their patients. 

They are celebrating Indie Retail Month with a number of offers:

  • Free servicing and adjustments to spectacles and sunglasses
  • Free one to one independent advice on all forms of vision correction – spectacles, sunglasses (both prescription and plano), sports eyewear and swimming goggles.
  • Free one to one independent advice on contact lenses –suitability and available options – daily disposable, fortnightly, monthly, multifocal and rigid gas permeable contact lenses
  • Free one to one independent advice on refractive surgery – suitability and available options – LASIK, LASEK, PreLUX etc

Visit their website here to find out more. 


Burkmar Jewellery

"Burkmar Jewellery" is situated in the Grove End alleyway off Rectory Grove in Leigh on Sea, Essex. It is a workshop for both Paul and Yu Lan and, a showroom for both of their work as well as a few of their friends. All of their work is hand-made, contemporary and certainly different to what you would usually find in the High Street. Working together they supply over 150 outlets across the UK.

As part of Indie Retail Month they are offering to re-polish any customers wedding or engagement rings free of charge during July (usually £15-20), this will be a same day service so they are not without them.

Click here for more information and to visit their website. 


CJ Vinten

CJ Vinten are an independent Jewellers offering bespoke contemporary pieces, valuations and repair services.

They specialise in the design of exclusive hand-made gold, silver and platinum jewellery. Proportion, attention to detail and designs that are comfortable to wear have become their hallmark. Experience has taught them that we are all individuals and it is this individuality that we reflect in the style of jewellery we choose to wear.

CJ Vinten are taking part in Indie Retail month with a summer window display and will be doing a massive up to 50 % sale in August

Click here and visit their website.


Curvature Boutique

Curvature Boutique is a lingerie store in the picturesque seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, offering exclusive brands of fine lingerie, corsets and hosiery at competitive prices.

Their professional fitting service covers busts of all sizes from teens to ample chests, in a quaint boutique setting.

They are taking part in Indie Retail this month. Click here and find some amazing offers along with friendly staff.


Graphic Aspects

Graphic Aspects are located in Essex and are a forward thinking design and marketing company, which work with clients to create creative solutions. Together, they help to improve branding and the promotion of your products and services.

They produce cost effective solutions without compromising quality. We work to tight deadlines and make sure your orders are delivered on time.

The team at Graphic Aspects are taking part in Indie Retail Month. Click here and visit their website to see what they have on offer. 


Greens Health Foods

Greens is one of the last few well established family run businesses left in Leigh-on-Sea. For 50 years we have been promoting healthy foods and lifestyles.

They have a wide range of products to cater for all ages. 

Greens are taking part in Indie Retail Month, with a window display and extra promotion for the products they sell that are made & sourced locally.

Click here and see what amazing offers and products they have.


Groovy Baby

Groovy Baby are a shop dedicated to all the cool kids out there....

Based in Leigh on Sea, and since opening in November, Groovy Baby are aware of the importance of Independent Retailer Month and shopping locally. For Indie Retail Month they are running a raffle to raise money for a charity to coincide with IRM. 

The shop showcase many works of local makers in the store and so will also place some emphasis on this during this month. 

Visit their page here to find our what other activities they are doing during the month and for their latest offers!


Home of Leigh

Launched in 2009, Home quickly became established as  one of the most dynamic, successful and iconic estate agency in Leigh-on-Sea.

They are able to offer a unique selling experience with a strong emphasis on customer service and high quality marketing.

To celebrate Indie Retail Month, Home are offering all vendors who put their property on the market with them in July the chance to win a luxury hamper from The Estuary in Leigh Broadway via a raffle.

For more information about the services they offer, please click here


Love Leigh Road

Love Leigh Road are a group of independent shops, cafe's, boutiques and leisure venues on Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea.

They run lots of activities as well as promoting offers and each other's businesses through Social media. 

For more information about the unique shops, cafes, bars, churches and leisure businesses who are involved in Love Leigh Road, their offers and who are taking part in Indie Retail Month, please click here.



Made@94 are a unique, independant, quaint little shop set in Leigh on Sea, Essex.

It is owned & created by Laura, a local girl with a passion for handmade homewares, teaching creative workshops & living the dream.

Made@94 is a platform for local creative artisans to show off what amazing things can be made by hand. Their selection process is based on well made, unusual products, upcycled, talent and quirky!

Visit their website here, to find out how they are celebrating Indie Retail Month.


Margaret Raymond Florist

Margaret Raymond has been in business since 1966, and continue to have an excellent reputation for creating beautiful floristry for every occasion.

They offer stylish country designs that are traditional with a contemporary twist, as well as sophisticated and unusual designs for special occasions and commercial contracts.

Click here to find out about how they are celebrating Indie Retail Month and for some fantastic offers.


Oasis Coffee House

The Oasis Coffee House is owned and managed by Leigh Road Baptist Church for the community of Leigh on Sea and its visitors. They invite you to sample their good food and drink and enjoy the welcoming, friendly atmosphere.

Make yourself at home in one of our two seating areas – the dining room or the coffee lounge.

Pop in and find out what they are offering each day as part of Indie Retail Month.

For more information please click here


ANDi Games Ltd.

Spend less time searching and more time playing ANDi, is an A.I that simplifies the process of discovering new mobile games and helps manage them on your mobile. Test try the beta app and give ANDi Games your feedback.

To learn more please visit

Premier Skip Hire

Premier Skips provide a fast, efficient and friendly service.

Whether you’re tackling a domestic project or you need a commercial skip for construction work, Premier metals and waste skip hire have something to suit everyone - including a wait and load service when you need to clear your site swiftly. 

They are taking part in Indie Retail Month, why dont you click here to find out how they are celebrating this event and for some great offers. 


Hair by Nicola

Hair by Nicola has currently undertaken new management as of the 25th of April 2016. This great local business provide a combination of classic and modern barbering.

Head down to Leigh and check them out or click here to see more.

Pride and Joy Classic Cars

The team at Pride and Joy Classic Cars, specialise in classic car restorations, repair, servicing and sales. They are a very friendly, fair and knowledgeable service at reasonable prices. 

The business was established over ten year ago and since then have seen many classic vehicles. 

At Pride and Joy Classic Cars, they can also offer long or short term storage in fully insured, secure alarmed premises.

They are taking part in Indie Retail Month, so why dont you click here and find out what they can offer you this month. 


Francesca Maffeo Gallery

An independent photography gallery showcasing the work of emerging and established photographers. A space to experience, acquire and collect photography.

Below are some of the fantastic offers they are putting on throughout July! Click each offer to find out more information.

10% off books every Saturday throughout July

10% off our 'Last Monday' portfolio review taking place on July 25th, so the prices are as follows:

1 hour- £63
1/2 hour £40

Students will also get an additional 10% (30% in total)

10% off our Professional Development Workshops for all bookings made in July (dates booked do not have to be in July)

10% of our Dedicated Student Programme for all bookings made in July 

Space 282

Set in Leigh-on-Sea, Space 282 have office space, desk space and co working space to hire. 

They offer start up and establised businesses flexible terms and to give them a chance to be part of a community, grow and develop with likeminded individuals. 

At Space 282, they have a modern, vibrant setting with excellent facilities which include a shower, breakout space, free tea, coffee and biscults. 

They are taking part in Indie Retail Month, so click here and find out more about the offers they have this month along with more information about their activities. 


Shore Beauty

The only professional home based salon by Southend sea front providing friendly, relaxing nail & beauty treatments for those on the go.
With free parking & a natural, nautical feel why not treat yourself to an appointment?

Shore Beauty will be introducing facial skincare treatments in July! Throughouy July they will be doing a 30/30/30 campaign - A 30 minute express treatment, 30 days worth of products for each customers skin type, all for £30.

Click here to visit their website.

Sugar and Co

Cake Decorating Supplies, Baking Supplies & Sugarcraft Supplies

If you’re looking to purchase cake decorating supplies, cake making supplies and sugarcraft supplies, welcome to Sugar & Co! They are your one stop shop for everything cake and baking related and offer an extensive range from cake decorations and baking supplies through to themed products including wedding cake decorations, birthday cake decorations and so much more.

Sugar and Co bring you the very best cake decorating supplies and sugarcraft supplies at the very best online prices, while offering a fantastic level of customer service and a great level of stock.

They have many offers and activities taking place throughout Indie Retail Month. Click here and dont miss out!



Uptomen have been suppliers of quality Men’s Accessories in Leigh-on-Sea since 2012.

New for 2016 they have now introduced Menswear into the equation.
This now makes them Leigh’s one stop shop for gents and their loved ones who would like to buy them gifts.

The majority of the new Menswear department is currently occupied by Urban Classics clothing who have a very ‘now’ and ‘trendy’ style whilst having sensible prices. More items and more brands will be appearing in the near future as the interest continues to grow.

They also welcome Virtus, a new range of organic men’s grooming products which sit very well with Uptomen’s existing offerings from Edwin Jagger and D.R. Harris.

Take the opportunity to pop in to see the new offerings during July and if you mention this article you will receive 10% off your purchase (excluding already reduced items)”  

Teddy Station

Teddy Station is based in the Victoria Shopping Centre, Essex, SS2 5SP UK.

They sell Steiff, Charlie Bears, Merrythought, Teddy Hemann, Disney collectables and a large range of make your own Bear.

Whether you are looking for Steiff Teddy Bears or other hand made artist Bears such as Charlie Bears, then look no further. Teddy Station offers a great selection of Special Edition Teddy Bears, all at great prices.

They are taking part in Indie Retail Month, with a host of offers and activites throughout July. Click here and find out the full range of teddies they have in stock. 


Miss Annabel Dee

In 2011, 'miss annabel dee* gallery & studios' in Leigh on Sea was born. Since then, Annabel has been working in her custom built studio, which also serves as a gallery and focal point for emerging and established artists and designers both local and further afield.

Aswell as hosting networking events for local artists, miss annabel dee* is best known for producing one off bespoke ceramic vessels adorned with a client’s personal journey.

From weddings, births and anniversaries to milestone birthday's, focusing on the surface design of ceramics, Annabel creates a completely unique, bespoke ceramic vessel which will stand the test of time, and serves as a life long celebration of her client’s choosing.

Find out more by clicking here


The Gogglebox Swimwear

Based in Leigh this store offers swimwear & accessories for all ages including sun protection for kids and adults, swim toys and kids floats and jackets for summer holidays.

The retailer currently has a new finding dory range for kids learning to swim.

Check out there website here

Uncle Toms Cabin

Great sea side reatiler offering amazinf Ice Cream and a wide range of beach accessories.

Head down to Uncle Bens this summer and choose from over 20 flavours of ice cream.

Follow them on twitter to find out more 

Grove Fittings

A great Independent retailer based in Leigh Broadway. They specialise in the supply of quality door handles, locks, hinges and numerous other fixtures and fittings for doors windows and more. Grove Fittings pride themselves on quality products and great customer service

Offering 10% in store and online using the code july10 as a special offer


Nic Inc Retail

Great Local Leigh business selling a range of beautiful artwork and home decor.

These include paintings, pictures and home accessories.

Click here to see what they offer