Hey you! We are Phil and Polly, aka LDN Vegans, and we produce regular content on this website and across our socials such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We also produce regular vlogs on our YouTube channel.
We met around twenty years ago when we both worked in the Surrey Quays shopping centre. Phil worked in Our Price – the now defunct music store – and Polly served film buffs in Playhouse.
As well as music and film, our other mutual passions are animal welfare and good food. We have both been vegetarian since our childhood, but in the last couple of years we both decided to go vegan, omitting anything animal-sourced from our diet. We also eliminate any products that are tested on animals, as well as opting for cruelty-free and environmentally friendly household goods. Neither of us wear fur, leather, wool or silk.
In the summer of 2016, we both produced content for Phil’s entertainment-based YouTube channel, usually in the form of movie and theatre reviews.
In June 2017, we both decided to start our own YouTube channel, dedicated to the benefits of promoting our veganism lifestyle. We haven’t looked back.
Initially, the big plan for our YouTube channel was to film a feature called That Vegan Challenge, which followed us into a part of London to discover how vegan-friendly – or not – it is. Over time, we’ve not only seen the vegan movement expand and thrive, but we’ve seen more businesses improving their menus to include plant-based options. Brilliantly, this makes life easier for vegans like us, but it also takes away the challenge.
Occasionally we might get the opportunity to fire up That Vegan Challenge again, but for now we are enjoying bringing you the bigger picture.
Producing content for our YouTube channel is great fun, and we’ve met some brilliant people along the way. The channel has evolved so we now not only go out searching for food, but we report on vegan festivals, comment on the latest news stories, do taste-tests, and review cruelty-free and ethical products.
We’d love it if you followed us on our journey! Let us know what you think. Get in touch, especially if you are visiting London on a trip away, or you’d like to suggest a vegan-friendly business that you think we should investigate!
We will be adding more content to this page, including recipe ideas, events, blogs and reviews. Please get in touch and help us spread the word of veganism by liking and sharing our videos and subscribing to our YouTube channel. Let us know what you think of this website. You can post us a message below!
Check out our introduction trailer below.
Thanks for reading!
Phil & Polly
LDN Vegans x