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Christmas in South London Guide

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Xmas trees

Xmas parties
Cards & decorations

Here is our guide to Christmas in South London
We have recommended the best businesses etc by borough.
We have prodiced a history of modern Christmas

Bexley: Ruxley Manor
Croydon: Purley Way Garden Centre
Greenwich: Pines & Needles
Lewisham: Shannons’s Garden Centre
Merton: Pines & Needles
Richmond: Pines & Needles 
Southwark: East Street Market
Wandsworth: Pines & Needles
Guardian How to buy

Bromley: Baring Hall Hotel,
Croydon: Brasserie Vacherin 
Greenwich: Guildford Arms
Lambeth: Tulse Hill Hotel
Lewisham: Sparrow
Southwark: Roast
Wandsworth:  London House,

Bromley: Jumping Bean
Croydon: Addiscombe Card Shop
Greenwich: Postmark
Lambeth: Village Card Shop,
Lewisham: Jellybean
Southwark: Postmark
Wandsworth: Postmark



Xmas Fairs & Markets

Away breaks
Xmas day lunch

Aladdin - Broadway Theatre
Aladdin - New Wimbledon Theatre    
Christmas Carol - Old Vic Theatre
Cinderella - Churchill Theatre  Peter Pan - Richmond Theatre
Robinson Crusoe - Greenwich Theatre                                  
(Fairfield Hall closed until 2019)
A History of Pantomime

SE1 Southbank Centre Winter Market, (8th Dec - 6th Jan)
SE15 Pexmas  (8th & 9th Dec)
SE21 Dulwich Craft & Design Fair (8th Dec)
SE23 Horniman Christmas Market (30th Nov- 2nd Dec)

Essex: Orsett Hall, nr Basildon
Hants: Montagu Arms, Beaulieu
Herts The Grove. nr Watford
Kent: Hempstead House, nr Rochester
Surrey: Bingham Hotel, nr Richmond
Sussex:  Historic Hotel Sussex

Bromley: Bromley Court Hotel
Croydon: Croydon Park Hotel
Lambeth: Brasserie Joel
Lewisham: Locale
Richmond: Bingham Hotel
Southwark: Mondrian Hotel


Turkey, goose, hams etc


Fruit & veg

Xmas cakes

The best Xmas butchers listed by borough:
Bexley: Dennis
Bromley: Andrews & Sons    
Greenwich: Drings
Lambeth: Moens
Lewisham: GG Sparkes
Merton: Robert & Edwards Butchers
Richmond: R Chubb
Southwark: Flock & Herd
Wandsworth: Chadwicks

See  Traditional Butchers Directory for more 

Greenwich: Cheeseboard
Lambeth: Italo
Lewisham: Gennaro 
Southwark: Neal’s Yard

Bexley: Capricorn Organics
Bromley: Natures Window
Greenwich: Creaky Shed
Merton: Portland Fruits, SW19
Lewisham: Apple & Orange, SE3
Southwark: Fruit Tree

Greenwich:  Rhodes
Lambeth: Brixton Cake Shop
Lewisham: Hirst
Southwark: Margarets, SE5


Greenwich: Davy's Wine Shop
Lambeth: Salon Wine Shop
Merton: Wimbledon Wine Cellar
Richmond: Essentially Wine
Southwark: Bacchus
Wandsworth: Wine Tasting Shop

Ideal for present for all the family. Don’t forget book tokens!
BR3: Beckenham Bookshop
SE1: Riverside Bookshop
SE13: Halcyon Books
SE14: The Word
SE15: Review Fiction 
SE19: Crow on the Hill
SE21: Village Books
SE22: Chener Books
SE24: Herne Hill Books
SE26: Kirkdale Bookshop     
SW4: Clapham Books


Children’s & adult’s bikes and accessories
BR3: Bromley Bikes
CRO Geoffrey Butler Cycles
SE1 Machine 
SE5 Edwardes Cycles (est, 1908) 
SE13 Ladywell Village Bikes
SE15 Sea Bass Cycles
SE24 Herne Hill Bicycles.  
SW9  Brixton Cycles


Why go to the West End when you can buy local?
BR3: Just Williams      
SE3: Ottie & The Bear
SE10 Smyths 
SE21: Green’s Village Toy Shop
SE22: Just Williams   
SE24: Kinderlala

Online: Green Owl Toys
Hornby Catalogue

South London Guide

Dulwich Design
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