The Guardian have launched an interactive local shopping map to help people discover and share the best places to shop,eat and drink in their area. Plans were already in the making to create our own version of this but for now we can all submit items to the Guardian one!
Excerpt from the article:
We keep hearing about the death of the high street and the growth of chain-shop Britain. But there are still thousands of brilliant independent shops out there – and we want your help to find them.
Today the Guardian launches an open community project looking for the best retailers across the UK and beyond. We have built a comprehensive interactive map to promote fantastic local retailers, market stalls, restaurants, cafes, booksellers and all the shops that enhance your local community.
It’s easy to get involved, and you do it using Twitter, Instagram, or n0tice – our new online community platform. As long as you have turned ‘location on’ and tagged your reports with #localshopping, the images and stories will be pinned to a live map of shops across the UK and beyond.
So we would LOVE for the nice residents and visitors of Teddington to submit info about their favourite local shops. This is very simple, all you need to do is:
1. Turn your location on so they know where to pin your post.
2. Take a picture (whilst in or next to the shop itself) and write your tip or what you love about that shop.
3. Tweet, Instagram or n0tice it with #LocalShopping hashtag.
Simple! Let’s get Teddington on that map!