Welcome to Indie York
York has a thriving independent scene with 65% of its businesses being independently run. Indie York supports and celebrates those local businesses in our online directory and printed map. There is a unique assortment of specialist shops, award winning restaurants, cosy cafes, characterful places to stay and bespoke services catering to all local resident and visitor interests and needs; many of which can only be found in York. If different, unique and special interests you then explore our map and directory to plan your next trip to York and enjoy shopping, staying, exploring, eating and drinking locally.
Places to Eat & Drink
If you’re looking for an established foodie haven then York has it all; the city has a thriving restaurant and café scene with many of our restaurants gracing internationally renowned guides. Our Food & Drink category caters for all needs whether you are searching for fine dining or a cosy café for afternoon tea. You can find something to suit your visit in our directory and map.
Places to Shop
York has a wealth of unique, varied and niche retail businesses. The Indie York directory and map guides you to all our independent retail members.
Places for Culture
There is much more to York than historical culture, there is also a lively independent gallery, bookshop and music scene offering live music, comedy, rare books, artwork, jewellery, gifts and much more. Our galleries often highlight work by local artists’ and have a knowledgeable insight into artists’ work that can make a real difference when choosing something special.
Places for Health & Wellbeing
Beauty, yoga, pilates, gyms, opticians, complementary therapies, personal training and a veterinary practice are all covered in this sector.
Places to Stay
Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts are represented in this category. York has some really special, unique and world-class accommodation providers who offer much more than a bland, generic proposition. The independent business owners know their city inside out and when staying with them they are happy to guide you to fellow independents.
This category highlights the independent service sector which is varied including: architects, pottery cafes, alterations services, IT Support, locksmiths, printers, design agencies and many more!
Statement regarding the Corona Virus from Indie York 23/03/2020
Recent announcements from the government regarding business support during this time have been well received by Indie York members.
Indie York Corona Virus Statement
Indie York issues statement about the current Corona Virus situation
York is open for business!
February 2020 and York has joined many other towns and villages across the country experiencing flood warnings.
Social Media Workshops
Indie York is very pleased to announce that we are currently planning our first Social Media Workshop for members.
Totally Locally Fiver Fest
- Totally Locally Fiver Fest is being held in York from 15-29th February 2020.
York Apprenticeship Recruitment Event
Indie York attended the York Apprenticeship Recruitment Event at York College.
New Indie York Website Coming Soon!
We are excited to announce that we will be launching the new Indie York website at the end of February.
New fourth edition of the Indie York map is out!
It's here! We are very excited to share that the fourth edition of the Indie York map has arrived!
Indie York Festive Get Together and Map Launch
What a great night at the Indie York Festive Get Together & New Map Launch!