Plantonium– Mile End Road, E1 4UN

Plant Hunter. I discovered this plant shop by accident opposite the Genesis cinema, nestled among all the restaurants and off-licenses. It’s so refreshing to see a different type of business on this road.
When we entered the Plantonium, we were greeted by a young lady who was passionate about the plant! She cheerfully answered all our questions.
The Plantonium has a wide selection of potted plants for most inner-city plant hunters and the price was reasonable. I plan to buy a Bonsai tree on my next visit.

Support physical store

Working from home. My decade-old office chair finally broke, which was not even comfortable. My decision to purchase the IKEA chair at that time, I suspect, was based on aesthetic and not comfort, a foolish decision in hindsight! Finding an office furniture supplier open during the third lockdown has been a nightmare – since most of them were closed.

Many of the online suppliers were running low on stock or did not have the chair in stock that met my requirements (i.e Inflatable lumbar support).

I was surprised to find open. After speaking t the owner of the shop he understood my requirements and sent a few pictures immediately. Despite passing the closing time the owner kept the shop open for me to collect the chair Truly, wonderful old fashion customer service – that the online world lacks!