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  • Stuff Your Face, Change The World: London’s 7 Best Ethical Bakeries

    Greed is good! That’s right folks, Gordon Gecko was right all along. Some do-gooders would have you believe that giving back is all about self-sacrifice, but today we’re going to let you in on a dirty little secret. We’ve found you no fewer than seven of the best bakeries...
  • This Brilliant Vegan Co-op Cafe has Community at its Core

    The Black Cat Cafe is a Hackney classic; one of the original vegan eateries. But in a time when vegan cafes are springing up hither and yon and selling their wares at ever inflated prices, there’s more to this place than meets the eye: an originality and an ethos...
  • It’s Israeli Brunch Heaven at this Cafe set up by Mental Health Workers

    Welcome to the heart of Golders Green and one of London’s most established Jewish communities. Here you find a delight of a place where you can sip your coffee, chow down on some amazing treats, have a sip of a luxury hot chocolate and order fresh, seasonal food –...
  • UPDATE: Mums still feel self-conscious when breastfeeding

    Campaign news. We have been inundated with testimony from mothers hitting London with their babies who are suffering from discriminatory behaviour at the hands of local proprietors. Needless to say: this, folks, is not on. It’s really important we keep this conversation going. And so we wanted to share with...
  • My Heroes: 8 Female Social Entrepreneurs who make the World a better Place

    To coincide with International Womens’ Day 2018 – I wanted to bring readers of GoodTimes this piece, published for Policy Press to coincide with the recent release of  The Moral Marketplace: How Mission-Driven Millennials and Social Entrepreneurs are changing Our World. Here I talk about eight women from across the...
  • This Vintage Furniture is giving London’s Homeless a Lifeline

      Regular visitors to Shoreditch will no doubt have walked past this little studio hundreds of times without realising what treasures lay behind its unassuming entrance.   A post shared by Restoration Station (@restoration_stn) on Jan 25, 2018 at 5:20am PST Restoration Station is a furniture workshop making a...
  • This Shoreditch Cafe is giving a hand-up to London’s homeless

      Sometimes, a venue we feature on GOtilo is so transparently good (and its grub is so obviously scrumptious – check out that picture!) that their own words are sufficient to tip us over the edge and get us up and over there. So it is with Shoreditch’s Cafe...
  • This South London Restaurant Is Uniting Its Community Through Vegan Food

    It’s hard not to get excited about a visit to Cafe Van Gogh, especially when you hear hardened omnivores claiming they’d come back for seconds. But this not-for-profit vegan restaurant is about even more than just the food. Behind the stunning grade-II listed facade there’s a social purpose that’s...
  • Smile! Support these Movements to raise Londoners’ Mental Health

    Seriously: we Londoners need to talk about our mental health. Mental health is a huge, much misunderstood area of modern life. The numbers alone show why we need to think more about our personal and collective mental health. Here’s the statbomb: – Over two million Londoners (nearly 1 in...