Trevor Reeves, director of the House of Reeves furniture store, part of which was destroyed during last year's riots, has talked about effects the riots have had on the business and staff.
Speaking to Daybreak, Mr Reeves, said: "We've learnt a lot about ourselves, we've learnt a lot about our community and we've got ourselves back together.
"Everybody felt this very personally when it happened here. There were many in our shop crying immediately after the riots. When you get that sort of emotion, you get a very positive feeling from people. Everybody wants to come back and make things better."
Today marks a year since a wave of rioting, looting and arson that spread across the country. Daybreak's Jonathan Swain looks back at how the events unfolded last year.
Celebrities including Stephen Fry, James Corden, David Haye, Paloma Faith, Example, and Plan B will change their Twitter profile pictures to a photo of a young person holding a message expressing how they contribute positively to society.
The campaign, held on the first anniversary of the London riots, is aimed at fighting negative perceptions of young people in Britain. Visit www.vinspired.com/dosomething/ for more information.
The mother of a man who was shot dead by police - which triggered last summer's riots in London - has called for justice as the family marks the first anniversary of his death.
Pam Duggan, whose son Mark was shot by Metropolitan Police officers as they swooped on a car he was travelling in, says she still does not know how he died.
A service was held last night to mark a year since his death.
The event at Tottenham Town Hall comes after Mr Duggan's mother made a fresh plea for justice for the family.
She said: "We still don't have justice. I won't give up until I get justice for Mark."
Thursday 4 August 2011: Mark Duggan, 29, is shot dead by police at Ferry Lane, Tottenham.
Saturday 6 August: About 300 people gather outside Tottenham police station after marching from the Broadwater Farm estate. Rioting erupts following a peaceful protest.
Sunday 7 August: A double-decker bus is burnt out and petrol bombs are thrown at police and buildings. Shops are set alight in the area.
Monday 8 August: Furniture store in Croydon Reeve's Corner is burnt down and destroyed. Rioting and looting continues for the third night in London.
Unrest spreads to other English cities, with Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol also experiencing violence.
Tuesday 9 August: MPs are recalled from their summer holidays in the wake of continued disorder across the country.
In Manchester, a shop is set alight and in nearby Salford, people begin smashing shop windows and looting from a shopping centre.
Thursday 11 August: Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to MPs in which he admits there are questions to be answered over the shooting.
A report earlier this year found that a lack of education and opportunities were major factors in the summer riots which hit London before spreading across the country.
Video below of some of the key moments during the violence in London:
The findings, which come exactly a year after the violence broke out, show that more than a quarter (27.8%) believe that it could happen again this summer.
Just over two-fifths (43%) were not sure and the rest did not think that there will be further outbreaks of unrest.
More than one in four young people believe that the riots seen last summer could be repeated this year, a survey has found.
It reveals that many youngsters say boredom, copycat behaviour, peer pressure, jealousy and fears about the future caused last year's scenes of disorder and violence, and that little has changed.
About three in ten of thosequestioned also said that the sentences and punishments handed out to those whotook part in the riots were too soft.