What is FountLondon?
In short, FountLondon is an oasis for locals, families, small businesses and creative; created in 2015, originally starting out as an idea of one of the founders – a one-stop-shop for the neighbourhood. Since opening it’s gates back then, FountLondon has not only grown internally, but it has quickly become an integral part of Hackney business and regeneration. It is now a place where individuals, families and businesses can come together – creating and building a community.
Whilst ever-increasing business rates mean start-up businesses often have a hard time setting up, FountLondon’s USP is that we try to ensure small, independent businesses are able to flourish. We stagger rent based on their budget, affordability and mission. If we believe in what a brand is trying to put out there, we’re backing them from the very beginning. The aim is to keep the inspired, and the inspiring, in a creative and supportive environment.
FountLondon is often compared to a jumping platform for people to try new ventures, ideas and dreams.
Incorporated in FountLondon’s business plan is childcare. Our nursery, drop-in creche and holiday camps often remove the ‘Guilt Cloud’ that seems to hang over many parent’s heads. Our settings are all focused around stimulating children in a unique and interesting environment.
Unintentionally, we seem to have created our own tagline based on what we do: we nurture the small things, from children to start-ups.