Independents InDurham

Various Locations Durham City Centre

22.10.16 to 30.10.16

This week we celebrate the independent businesses in the city.

Look out for the Independents InDurham logo and show your support to a local independent business this week.

Take a look at some of the fun facts about some of the City's independent businesses and find out more about our local community.

More events in Durham city


Ciao Ciao

Come and see what the fuss is all about...

At Ciao Ciao all of our products are made daily and locally at our bakery, using the finest ingredients.

For 7 years now, our specialist chefs have focused on insuring top quality Greek and Italian recipes that make us so well known within the city.

Varieties of Italian artisan bread for our speciality sandwiches, Greek savoury pastries like spinach + feta pies, and ricotta + feta pies, Souvlaki, this marinated chicken, tzadziki, onion and tomato pitta wrap is famous in Greece as the number 1 street food.

We have a large collection of homemade cakes and biscuits that have got people in Durham talking, with recipes with origins in the Mediterranean.

We also serve many varieties of coffee's and teas, with our trained baristas providing quality Italian coffee, often being called "the best in Durham".



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Durham Markets Company

Durham Market Hall - fun facts

Durham Market Hall is home to 50 independent traders but here are some little known facts about the Hall itself....


Durham Markets Company is the longest continuously trading private business in Durham City Centre – and has been open since 1851


The original Market Bell – which was first rung in 1852 – still hangs in Café Cenno in the Market Hall.  (Back in the 1850s the Market was open Saturdays only, from 6am to 11pm.  Half of the Market Hall was butchers and half general stalls.)





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Fat Hippo

Hippo Hour between 5 - 6pm Monday-Friday

Selected Burgers for:

1 Course  £  8.50 

2 Courses £10.90  

3 Courses £12.90

Fat Hippo are a small independent group of restaurants and we pride ourselves on only using local Northumbrian and Durham produce, linking with local suppliers and supporting business throughout the North East. 


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Spend Over £100 and receive a £10 Voucher

Spend Over £100 and receive a £10 Voucher throughout Independents InDurham 30th June - 7th July

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Morgan Douglas

Durham's only independent student letting agency in the City!

Why not pop along and say hello to Morgan Douglas Student Lettings, one of the newest Independent businesses in the city on Elvet Bridge.

Morgan Douglas; a truly independent agent that puts service to tenants at its forefront thus given our Landlords equal exceptional service. This approach means that all of our clients benefit not only from the expertise of our team, but also from the in-depth knowledge created by our wider client base.

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