A few weeks ago we asked you to nominate your favourite local businesses— and boy did you ever! We were even introduced to a few we didn’t know about. Even though we loved all the nominees, there can be only one winner in each category. That being said, there were a few close ties as well as business sweeping top place in two categories. Thank you for sharing your favourite neighbourhood shops, cafes,  leafy parks, lovely play centres, spas and blow-dry bars to yoga and kids’ music classes that make London a great place to raise a family.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and runners-up, and thanks to everyone who voted, shared and commented!

Best Coffee Shop

WINNER: Skylark, Wandsworth

Runner Up: Orange Pekoe, Barnes

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

WINNER: Skylark, Wandsworth

Runner Up: Franco Manca, Chiswick

Best Date-Night Restaurant

WINNER: The River Cafe, Hammersmith

Runner Up: La Trompette, Chiswick

Best Farmers Market

WINNER: Borough Market

Runner Up: W5 Market


Best Mums’ Night Out

WINNER: The Fire Station, Chiswick

Runner Up: Little Bird, Chiswick


Best Kids Dance Class

WINNER: Chiswick Theatre Arts

Runner Up: West London School of Ballet

Best Indoor Play Centre

WINNER: Gambado Chelsea

Runner Up: Snakes and Ladders, Brentford



WINNER: Lets Act Drama Class

Runner Up: Chiswick Theatre Arts

Best Kids’ Arts and Crafts Class

WINNER: Kite Studios, Shepherds Bush

Runner Up: Kids Cookery School

Best Park in London

WINNER: Richmond Park

Runner Up: Kew Gardens

Best Babysitting / Nanny Agency

WINNER: Hello Mums

Runner Up: Sitters

Best Children’s Entertainer and Party Planner

WINNER: Hartbeeps

Runner Up: Hattricks

Best Blow-Dry Bar

WINNER: Headmasters, various locations

Runner Up: Blo Bar, Chiswick

Best Tutor

WINNER: Tea Time Tutors

Runner Up: Enjoy Education

Best Mani | Pedi

WINNER: Nail’d It, Northcote Road

Runner Up: Blo Bar, Chiswick

Best Yoga studio

WINNER: Bikram Yoga, Chiswick

Runner Up: Yoga West, Acton

Best Pilates StUDIO

 WINNER: Yoga West, Acton

Runner Up: Rachel Lawerence, Pilates


Best Spa

WINNER: Cowshed

Runner Up: Himalayan Day Spa, Chiswick

Best Hairdresser

WINNER: Sinead Kelly London

Runner Up: Blo Bar, Chiswick

Best Fitness Class

WINNER: Bikram Yoga, Chiswick

Runner Up: Virgin Active

Best Book Shop

WINNER: Waterstones

Runner Up: Daunt Books

Best Toy Shop

WINNER: Snap Dragon, Chiswick

Runner Up: Hamley’s

Best Kids Clothes Shop

WINNER: Windmill Kids, Crouch End

Runner Up: Jojo Mama Bebe

Best Maternity Shop

WINNER: Jojo Mama Bebe

Runner Up: Seraphine

Best Takeaway

WINNER: Holy Cow, Indian

Runner Up: Pho, Vietnamese

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