From Saturday 19th April – 3rd May 2014, for every purchase of £5 or more in one of the 27 participating traders listed below makes you eligible to enter the prize* draw. Hang on to the draw tickets you are given with your purchase and keep your receipts for proof of purchase.
The more you shop locally, the better your chances are of winning! There will be £540 of local shop vouchers* to win and spend in your lovely local high street!
1st prize: £300 worth of vouchers. 2nd prize: £140. 3rd prize: £100

Participating traders (who will also be supplying prize vouchers):

1of1Design Heirloom Nova Fortuny
A G Miller Ivy Clinic Pristine Dry Cleaners
Card Collection Kitchen Sync Shambles
Cavan Bakery La Bottega Sidra Patisserie
Diners Delight La Casa Del Habano Simply Skin
Divine at no 12 London Health Foods Simply Me Boutique Beauty
Elements Mela Mela Stevens Tyres
Fallow Deer Cafe MiniMe Teddington Cheese
Happy Potter Ceramics Moore’s Cycles Urban Suburban


Keep an eye-out for the posters in shop windows that will indicate that money spent within will increase your chances of winning. Who doesn’t like a shopping spree? Well how about helping to support your local independent traders by going on one with the chance of winning a huge free one!

Small print and/or boring stuff:
The Prize Draw will be held on the 10th May 2014 at Shambles. Prize amounts will consist of £20 vouchers from the participating 20 traders (listed above). Email addresses are collected on ticket stubs so that we can contact the winners. You can also opt-in to future (seldom) communications from Totally Locally Teddington about events etc this time and fear not, we would never pass on your details to anyone.

Totally Locally Teddington is not an official body. We are a group of people just trying to do nice things for our town. So we can’t guarantee prize vouchers* and tickets are only while stocks last. Terms & Conditions apply to the voucher prizes from the individual shops, but to be honest, if there was a problem, have a word with the friendly shopkeepers and they will sort you out with something great. Because that’s what this is all about. Thank you. The Totally Locally Teddington Team.

Update! Thanks for all that took part in the raffle, the lucky winners were chosen and turned up to receive their randomly picked vouchers at Fallow Deer’s smashing new location. It’s great to hand prizes to people to self-confessed ‘never win anythingers’ and Louise, Felicity and Dan were all very deserving winners, looking forward to their combined £540 local shopping spree!


The February Fiver Fest will be taking place from the 15th Feb until 1st March.

See double-sided map/offers list or large map below. Happy bargain hunting!

1of1Design – Brooch cards, button cards and packs of party invitations.
AG Millers – 1kg of skinless boneless chicken breast fillets.
Alva Yoga – For all new comers to Alva Yoga. Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th February, 8-9:30PM, Hampton Wick. [Booking info].
Bed City – £5 pillows.
Bilas Tandoori – Any chicken/lamb/prawn main and rice takeaway lunchbox (normally up to £8.55).
Blue Babboon – 1 hour website consultation (normally £60) only 15 spaces available, call 020 8973 4329 to arrange.
Card Collection – 2 x 18″ foil balloons £5 (normally £7).
Cavan Bakery – Two Cavan Cookies for £5 (normally £7.90).
Diner’s Delight Cafe (daytime) – Meze platter: cucumber dip tzatziki, hummus, olives, tabbouleh, hot feta cheese filo pastries with home made bread (normally £7.50).
Do Events – £5 Wedding & Party Planning Consultation; Venue Finding or Supplier Search Service (Parties, Events & Weddings). [More info].
Douetil Holistic Therapies – Dinner party candles in vibrant colours £5 for two (normally £10). Taster Sessions: back, neck and shoulder massage OR reflexology £5 for 20 minutes.
Elements – £5 colour glow treatment from Goldwell (normally £10).
Elements MiniMe – Bath-time offer: 3 bath products for £5.
Emma Morrison Dress Making – Take part in a sewing workshop, suitable for beginners. [Booking info].
Fallow Deer – Tea and Scones for two for £5 (usually £8.60).
Happy Potter Ceramics – Paint a small coaster for £5 (normally £9.50 with studio fee) * While stocks last.
Heirloom – St Eval candles available in 4 fragrances (normally £9.25). Also see below Zabu Coffee offer.
Instant Print – 2 reams of A4 copy paper for £5.
Ivy Clinic – Eyebrow wax/shape for £5 (normally £12).
KC Pharmacy – Spend £10 on any Patisserie de Bain range and pay only £5.
Kitchen Sync – Beautiful heavy cotton, black TW11 shopping bag (usually £12.50) while stocks last.
La Bottega – Bring your own 1L bottle and get 1L of cold-pressed Olive Oil for £5 (normally £8.50).
La Casa Del Habano – Neuhaus 100g chocolates with gift bag (normally £8) and Organic Beanberry Coffee £5 (normally £7.50).
Loft – Lovely new scarves purchased especially for FiverFest.
London Health Foods – Nature’s Own Euro Gold multivitamin 30 tablets (normally £8.50).
LoveUMum – Two free range eggs (poached/scramble/fried) sourdough with any coffee.
Mela Mela – Vintage 70s egg cups, set of 2 for £5, plus sets of matching 70s spoons for £5.
Moiduls – Any 2 tapas dishes for £5 (11:30am-2:30pm Mon-Sun).
Moore’s Cycles – BBB Microsafe combination lock (normally £6.99), Smart 3 LED rear light (normally £7.99).
Paul Kay – Selected Casio watches for £5.
Park Lane Stables – Pony test drives – 15 minute meet and greet with one of our lovely horses or ponies. Learn to mount and dismount, and be taken for a short ride around the quiet streets of Teddington.
Retro Bistrot – Any pudding on the menu (except cheese plate) for a fiver either on its own during the day or added to the a la carte menu in the evenings.
Royal Oak – Apple cider pulled pork chipotle sandwich, pickled fennel, boston beans, skinny fries (normally £8). Falafel cheeseburger, beetroom hummus, skinny fries (normally £8).
Shambles – Full English breakfast with orange juice.
Sidra Patisserie – Any cake and coffee for £5.
Simply Me Boutique Beauty – 10 minute massage, eyebrow shape (normally £12) or selected Jessica varnishes £5 each Shekinah.
Simply Skin – £5 eyebrow shape and £5 file and polish for hands and also a selection of £5 products.
Stevens Tyres – Car Winter Pack includes premium quality de-Icer (Prestone 600ml), Hankook scraper & tyre depth indicator, all for £5.
Teddington Carpet Centre – Underlay (Cloud 9 Cirrus) £5 per sqm (normally £6.99) when fitted with a purchased carpet.
Teddington Cheese – Two great English cheeses: Tornegus & Single Gloucester. £8 worth of cheese for £5.
Teddington Sports – TK Hockey junior shin guards (normally £11.99).
Teds – Own a cuddly baby Teddington Teddy from the lovely Ted’s for only £5 (normally £7.50).
Urban Suburban – Orla Kiely Tealight Holders (normally £10).
Vet4Life – Dog or cat pedicure (nail clip) (normally £12).
Waldegrave Arms – Sandwich menu and glass of house wine for £5.
Zabu Coffee – 4 great 100% Arabica coffees to choose from – all £5/ bag. House Blend, El Salvador, Sumatra and Decaf (normally £6.99).

Offers map (click to enlarge):

Totally Locally at Lights-Up

This year we’ll again be at Christmas Lights-Up event on Thursday 28th November and it will be extra special – we’ll be one year old! Come along and say hi on the night, we love talking about Totally Locally Teddington and welcome feedback.

While stocks lasts there will be special Totally Locally cupcakes, balloons and badges available from the stall as well as in selected shops around town (10 styles if you like collecting whole sets!).

If you nominate a hidden gem on a paper slip or email us before the weekend, you’ll be entered in a prize draw to win fabulous prizes from 1of1Design, Bilas Tandoori, Casa Del Habano, Cavan Bakery, Dead Parrot Society, Diner’s Delight Cafe, Diner’s Turkish Delight, Happy Potter, Heirloom, Kitchen Sync, The Loft, Love of Chocolate, Shambles, Sidra Patisserie, Simply Skin, Steven’s Tyres, TLC Family, York Pet Supplies.

HUUUGE thanks to all who visited our stand at Lights-Up. The Totally Locally cupcakes and balloons went pretty quick but everyone was able to pick up a Teddington wish/shopping list for Christmas and a badge or two.

Last year we were practically chasing people down the road to hand out leaflets so it was great to see you lovely people coming up to us this year and sharing your thoughts and feedback on Totally Locally now that we’re a little better known! We had over a hundred nominations for Hidden Gems, you can read these on the nominations page to hear what wonderful independent businesses we are lucky to have here in Teddington.

Prize winners have now been informed via email so check your inbox & spam folder just in case! Winners can pick a prize at random from the above at Shambles shop on Saturday 14th December 10:30-11:30am.

Tempting Teddington Tenners (2013 October)

To celebrate the launch of the Magic Tenner initiative, there will be a plethora of £10 deals (45 currently) – here are the bargains you will find about town from Thursday 17th-31st of October. Keep an eye out for the £10 offer strips out and about that you’ll see in windows and on counters.

Quick links to map/list and map-only:

* Updated to add Teddington Sports and KC Pharmacy.


  • * Bilas Tandoori: Any chicken/lamb/prawn starter + main dish, rice or naan and 330ml Cobra (takeaway anytime or eat-in Sunday to Wednesday).
  • * Cavan Bakery: Halloween selection: 4 Halloween Cupcakes, 2 Gingerbread Mummies, 2 Chocolate Shortbread Witches’ Cats, 2 Shortbread Bats. All for £10.
  • * Douetil Holistic Therapies: Aromatherapy or reflexology taster session. Call Bernadette on 07757 030 791 to book your special treat.
  • * Happy Potter Ceramics: 1 teacup painting / decoration (normally £13).
  • * KC Pharmacy: NUX hand cream buy get one free (normally £20).
  • * The Loft: I love Teddington Apron (normally £15.99).
  • * Orange Tree Clinic: 20mins sports massage £10. Tel 020 8943 9459 to book.
  • * Paul Kay Jewellers: Range of watches reduced to £10 including Casio.
  • * Physio & Therapy: Introductory Running Gait Analysis (normally (£49).
  • * Simply Skin: Tempting Taster for a Tenner of reflexology or a scalp massage.
  • * Urban Suburban: Beefayre Reed Diffusers, (normally £12.95).
  • * Woods Fruit & Veg: Fruit & veg box with free delivery.


  • * 1of1Design: Colourful graphic T-shirts (normally £14-20), 2 vintage brooch cards, (normally £6.50 each), vintage Dutch, French & English Wooden Srabble rings (normally £10), festival Boho necklace & bracelet combo – range of styles & make your own combinations (normally £22).
  • * La Bottega: Bottle of Prosecco for £10 (normally £14).
  • * Canta Napoli: Pizza or pasta and side salad & drink (soft drink/water or small glass of wine) & coffee for £10.
  • * Card Collection: 1 very large SuperShape foil number balloon (normally £12).
  • * La Casa Del Habano: Lampe Berger fragrance for £10 (normally £13.50).
  • * Cavan Bakery: Halloween selection: 4 Halloween Cupcakes, 2 Gingerbread Mummies, 2 Chocolate Shortbread Witches’ Cats, 2 Shortbread Bats. All for £10.
  • * Elements: Kerastase treatment for £10 (normally £15).
  • * Fallow Deer Cafe: Lunch, piece of cake and a drink for £10.
  • * Famous Wines: Cyrice white wine (normally £12.99) or 2 from the Stowell range (normally £11.98).
  • * Heirloom: Jellycat bashful lions, monkeys, unicorns & bunnies £10 (usually £14.99).
  • * Kitchen Sync: Beautiful Camembert Baker or/ a special Xmas Baking Pack (Xmas cookie cutter, coloured icing, cookie decorating icing, edible glitter, gold patterned cellophane bags, curling ribbon) worth £18.50.
  • * Mela Mela: Selection of vintage jewellery including necklaces (normally £20).
  • * Moiduls: 2 tapas and small house wine or small beer.
  • * Retro Bistrot: 2-course set lunch menu for £10 (every day, including weekends).
  • * Royal Oak: Jerked baby back ribs with rum glazes, skinny fries and slaw. Pan roast sea bass on salsa verde, ratatouille (normally £14).
  • * Shambles: Wild mushroom risotto with aged Grana Padano cheese and a glass of Prosecco (Tue-Sat) or mature roast beef (Sun 12-5pm).
  • * Simply Me Boutique Beauty: 2 Jessica nail polish minis, eyebrow shape or tint or 15 minute add on massage.
  • * Studio 148: Selection of colourful socks by Falke & Duchamp (normally £12/£16).
  • * Vet4Life: First aid kit for £10 (normally £14.99).


  • * Diner’s Delight Cafe/Diner’s Turkish Delight: Restaurant bottle of French Cave De Masse Red or white wine (normally £12.95)
  • * Divine at no 12: Free ten pound bunch of flowers when you sign up for a Christmas Wreath Making Workshop.
  • * LoveUMum: Breakfast special with a tea or coffee, changes weekly (normally £12.50-£13).
  • * Sidra Patisserie: Lunch Deal: sandwich & side salad & humous, cake & fresh juice (normally £12).
  • * Steven’s Tyres: Two wheel balances (normally £15).
  • * Vidatherapy: Aveda calming or energising body wash cleanser (normally £16.50).


  • * Ivy Health Clinic: Eyelash tint treatments (normally £17).
  • * Moore’s Cycles: Skully Lights – front or rear (usually £14.99) or Vavert extra gel saddle cover (normally £14.99).
  • * Pink & Blue: Wash and blow dry for £10 (normally £20).


  • * AG Millers Butchers: 2kg of pork steaks (normally £15+).
  • * Waldegrave Arms: Burger and drink for £10: Homemade beef patty on a brioche bun with harissa mayo, baby gem lettuce, tomato, bacon and cheddar. Topped with onion rings and served with rosemary chips.


  • * It’s Write For You: 3 lots of 2 hrs of writing work for £10 each – (normally £20 per hr). Book via website or
  • * Kindle Stoves: [Station Road] Two net bags of kiln-dried logs.
  • * Park Lane Stables: [Park Lane] Trot For A Tenner: half hour ride, Ten Pound Tack Up (includes stable management lesson in a group for 30 minutes), Tenner Tots: Meet a pony and groom him, feed him and have a short ride.
  • * Ride Personal Training Centre: Two Spin Classes (use within two weeks) at Victoria Road studio (normally £30). Book via or tel 07850 102568.
  • * Teddington Cheese: [Station Road] 800g of Mont d’Or (normally £15).
  • * Teddington Sports: [Hampton Road] Junior hockey gloves £10 a pair (normally £11.99).


Here is a charming illustrated map of Teddington sprinkled with the fantastic Tempting Tenner offers for October.

Disclaimer bit: Totally Locally Teddington is not an official body. We are a group of people just trying to do nice things for our town. So we can’t guarantee these offers and they are only while stocks last. Terms & conditions apply to all offers from individual shops, but to be honest, if there was a problem, have a word with the friendly shopkeepers and they will sort you out with something great. Because that’s what this is all about. Thank you.. The Totally Locally Team.

The Magic Tenner

There’s a bit of maths that says if you spend £10 in a shop that sells stuff from local producers the amount of money that goes back into the local economy can be over £50!

Imagine picking up a pork pie for your lunch. If you buy a local-made pie from a local shop, a big part of your money is passed on to the local piemaker. The shop employs a local accountant or even a decorator. In turn the piemaker who sources his meat from a the local butcher, a big percentage of his money with the butcher. The butcher then spends some of his money at his local garage. With each step, around 80% of each spend goes into the local economy. So in effect the money that stays within the local area gets more… and more.

This film, “A Tale of A Tenner” was created in Hebden Bridge – a lovely Totally Locally town in Calderdale, West Yorkshire where Totally Locally HQ lives, shows how this effect works:

Local independent businesses are far more likely to use other local firms than any of the big national giants would – it’s what makes them tick and they know the value of keeping it “Totally Locally”.

The Totally Locally Magic Tenner Campaign helps tell locals how important it is to consider where their money is spent, the marvelous knock-on effects that are created and just how much impact local businesses and shop have in the community.

In Teddington after the success of Fiver Fest, there will be two weeks of £10 deals from 17th-31st October to help spread the Magic Tenner word – with bags full of Teddington Tenner deals.

Check back here nearer the time to grab a list and map of these and keep an eye out for the Teddington Tenner offer posters that will be in windows all about town.

Grab some bargains and help turn that Tenner in to £50 in your local economy!

Totally Locally businesses join forces for Hampton Court Flower Show

Three Totally Locally Teddington businesses have combined forces to exhibit at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show!

Teddington florist, Jo Butler, will be showing off her amazing floral-displays in the Roses & Floristry Marquee at the flower show (stand VF16) for the second year in a row – perfect timing considering the weather!

When Jo saw the design theme for the floristry displays at the show this year of Vintage 50’s focusing on quintessentially English ideas, she immediately wanted to collaborate with another local business, Mela Mela Vintage especially as their knowledge of the era, design ideas, and enthusiasm for the theme would be invaluable.

The design of the stand will be vintage 50’s English garden party, with Mela Mela creating a scene to include genuine vintage dresses and accessories from their boutique, while Jo recreates the same in flowers. There will be mannequins on the stand showing off the dresses. Another Totally Locally Teddington business, Elements Salon, a local hairdressing salon, will add the vintage hair needed for the mannequins on the stand.

Not necessarily three businesses that would often work together but with the great network and enthusiasm for helping to promote each others work, they will be collaborating on the stand at the Flower Show. Great things happen when people collaborate!

Totally Locally illustrator Rachel Morris also created this fab map to direct visitors to the area towards our beloved town:

Late night shopping on independents day

To help show your support for your wonderful local independent businesses, you will be able to enjoy some late night shopping this Thursday, July 4th – Independents Day!

So pop in on the way home or even have a care-free day and leave some shopping for the evening and use the opportunity to enjoy the last day of £5 bargains as the current FiverFest ends on this day too.

The following will be open until 7:30pm on the night:
* Astrora Coffee
* Card Collection
* Douetil Holistic Therapies (Orange Tree Clinic)
* Elements
* Heirloom
* Kitchen Sync
* La Casa Del Habano
* Mela Mela Vintage
* Simply Skin
* Studio 148

Fiver Fest Fortnight (2013 June) Offers

Fiver Fest is back! For the next two weeks there are a huge amount of £5 offers (currently 50!) to seek out around town – keep an eye out for the handy FiverFest black and white offer posters or choose your favourite offers from below and make a plan of attack using the list and map!

Quick links to map/list and map-only:

[Last updated 29/06/2013] to add these (not on v1 map):
Added Flying Cloud Cafe & Simply Me Boutique Beauty
Added KC Pharmacy, Orange Tree Clinic, Nafisa.
La Bottega 1 litre of cold-pressed olive oil back by popular demand.


  • * Astrora Coffee: 2 x 100g special Fiver Fest packs of coffee from a wide selection.
  • * Bed City: Bear, dog, pig & seal doorstops (normally £9.99).
  • * Bilas Tandoori: Chicken or lamb Curry/Madras/Bhuna and Pilau rice lunchbox.
  • * Cavan Bakery: Any 5 cakes for £5 including brownies, muffins, frangipane slices, gingerbread men etc (excluding wrapped cakes).
  • * Douetil Holistic Therapies: 15min neck and shoulder massage or minireflexology session on Wed/Thu.
  • * Happy Potter Ceramics: Paint an egg cup (normally £11).
  • * John Woods Fruit & Veg: Fruit / Salad pack.
  • * KC Pharmacy: Collection of mini moisturising lotions from Patisserie De Bain range (normally £15) or spend £8 and pay £5 on the rest of the Patisserie Range. Also Nuxe travel kit (normally £7.99).
  • * The Loft: Multi butterfly scarf in light pink, blue or dark pink (normally £8.99).
  • * Orange Tree Clinic: For all you running enthusiasts: relieve those aching legs with a 15mins lower body sports massage (legs and thighs).
  • * Park Lane Stables: Introduction to horses. Come & meet the horses, learn how to mount & dismount and have a short test drive! Or 15m lesson on Henry the mechanical horse.
  • * Perkins Health: Cut, shape and nail polish (normally £8).
  • * Simply Skin: £5 eyebrow shapes and £5 Jessica file and polish.


  • * La Bottega: Fiver feast: platter of meats, cheeses, olives & bread. Also 1 litre of cold-pressed olive oil (bring your own bottle)
  • * Canta Napoli: Seabass lunch (normally £14.95) Mon-Thu or Lasagna lunch (normally £7.90) Fri-Sun.
  • * Card Collection: 2 x 18inch foil balloons £5 (normally £7).
  • * La Casa Del Habano: 100g Selection of Neuhaus Belgium chocolates in a bag (normally £7).
  • * Cavan Bakery: Any 5 cakes for £5 including brownies, muffins, frangipane slices, gingerbread men etc (excluding wrapped cakes).
  • * Elements: £5 Kerastase treatments when booked in with blowdry (normally £15).
  • * Fallow Deer Cafe: Daily special lunchtime salad & soft drink.
  • * Heirloom: Hand-made oak acorn door wedge. Cornish St Eval handmade candles in terracotta pot. Once used fill with soil and plant some herbs to create your own Victorian herb garden.
  • * Kindle Stoves: 5kg BBQ charcoal for £5 (usually £7).
  • * Kitchen Sync: Selection of items (worth £8.99) including Le Creuset Espresso mugs.
  • * Mela Mela: Selection of vintage jewellery including pearl bracelets (and possibly a few surprise items too!).
  • * Mercado: I ❤ Teddington mugs for £5. Love where you live!
  • * Mitzi B: White fabric hearts, tights & selected jewellery.
  • * Moiduls: Any 2 tapas dishes from special lunch menu (lunch times: 11:30am-2:30pm).
  • * Royal Oak: Cheddar Stuffed Aberdeen Angus Beefburger, bacon jam, skinny fries, house slaw (usually £10), crispy seabass & avocado burger, skinny fries, house slaw (usually £9), spiced chickpea, lentil & rice burger, tzatziki, skinny fries, house slaw (usually £8), any cocktail from menu (usually £7).
  • * Shambles: ‘Cozze Marinara con N’duja’ (Mussels with ‘N’duja’ (melted spicy salami)) and tomato sauce with home-made bread.
  • * Simply Me Boutique Beauty: Eyebrow shape only £5 when booked with any beauty service (normally £15).
  • * TCS: Danish homewares.
  • * Teeney Weenies: Spend £5 and get a free pack of Pombears! OR spend £5 and get a hot beverage for free.
  • * Vet4Life: Dog or cat pedicure (nail clip) (normally £12).



  • * Diner’s Delight Cafe: Meze Platter’ served with home-made pitta bread and with tea or freshly ground coffee (normally £8.45).
  • * Diner’s Turkish Delight: Delicious barbecued chicken wings with salad, rice and bread (normally £8.50).
  • * Emma Morrison Dressmaking: Half-hour taster session learning how to use a sewing machine (ages 10 to adult). Also 5 shirts ironed for £5.
  • * Sidra Patisserie: Takeaway sandwich & any coffee.
  • * Steven’s Tyres: Two wheel balances (normally £15).
  • * Vidatherapy: Aveda 50ml travel favourites – natural skin care products, perfect for a quick holiday getaway!


  • * Alva Yoga (Hampton Wick): £5 per class Tues & Thurs Classes for new members only.
  • * Flying Cloud Cafe (Ferry Rd): 2 cups of tea and 2 pieces of homemade cakes for £5.
  • * La Cloche/Lion (Wick Rd): Le Plat du Jour for £5.
  • * Ivy Health Clinic: £5 eyebrow shape (normally £12). Call 0208 9778700 to book.
  • * Jo Butler Flowers: Fragrant posy wrapped in brown paper & tissue for only £5.
  • * Moore’s Cycles: Raleigh pump or Specialized water bottle (normally £7).


  • * AG Millers Butchers: 1kg of sausages! Seville (pork & marmalade) or TNT (hot chilli).


  • * Teddington Sports: Cream cricket hat (normally £7.99).


  • * Kate Smart Fitness: 1 x Latex Resistance Band & comprehensive exercise sheet. See website for info (normally £8).
  • * Naked Trainer: Group session for £5 (usually £10 for new member) Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am and 7.30pm (20th/25th/27th June 2nd/4th July).
  • * Nafisa: 15m relaxing reflexology session, sumptuous face massage or invigorating Indian head massage. Call 07773844273 to book visit.
  • * Plan B Fitness: Plan B Fitness Clean Curry Cook Book (PDF) see

Here is a fantabulous illustrated map of Teddington sprinkled with fantastic Fiver Fest offers.

This is available as a image (jpg) or a larger PDF. Feel free to print this out and embark on a bargain treasure-hunt!

Or if you prefer a nice orderly list to print, here is that very thing (with map on 2nd page): PDF.

There will be some printed copies of the list and map to pick-up at Heirloom and Astrora Coffee [*while stocks last].

There area already some great window displays in honour of Fiver Fest – check-out this beauty from Simply Skin.

Totally Locally Teddington is not an official body. We are a group of people just trying to do nice things for our town. So we can’t guarantee these offers and they are only while stocks last. Terms & conditions apply to all offers from individual shops, but to be honest, if there was a problem, have a word with the friendly shopkeepers and they will sort you out with something great. Because that’s what this is all about. Thank you.. The Totally Locally Team.

Totally Locally at Teddington Village Fair

The weather might not have started on a great note but we had a fab time at Teddington Village Fair spreading the Totally Locally word!

There was lots of interest from businesses and residents alike and we even had some councillors and our Deputy Mayor on-board & asking for material by the end of the day.

More piccies if the Fair and our stall here.

A smattering of prizes and vouchers from indies prompted 83 of you lovely people to make a Hidden Gem nomination (all listed on the nominations page), delivered into the waiting mouth of our nom nom nomination box. Drawn from nominations, winners of the prizes kindly donated by local businesses will be notified by email soon.

The kind words and reasons for nominations are a great list that reminds us of why we should use independents more.

We [heart] word-clouds almost as much as the hidden gem feedback so here are the most frequently-used words from nominations and as you can see, we don’t seem to cherish independents because of low prices, opening hours or stock, it’s because we like how friendly the staff are, how special and personal the service is and how ‘different’ they are. Vive la différence indeed! Let’s not have our high street become a ‘clone town’ over-run with the same chains you find everywhere – a good mixture is best!

[Click to enlarge]

Like a witch’s gingerbread cottage, the traditional toy shop wendy house lured the kids inside whilst we pounced on the parents! It’s truly inspiring to get so much great feedback from locals that show how much passion there is for our town and the independent businesses that make it so unique.

One common question we were asked was “what can I do to help?” Using independents as a first point of call where feasible and convenient is the most important way. Helping spread the word about Totally Locally would help loads too! Keep an eye out for posters about promotions or Totally Locally things happening and read the info on the posters – it’s all about teaching people how to shop again.

Huge thanks to the following for prizes and/or props for the day [deep breath]: Al Borgo, Astrora Coffee, Dead Parrots Society, Fun Factory, Happy Potter, Heirloom, Jenny Blanc Interiors, Kitchen Sync, La Casa Del Habano, Liz Goodchild, Mercado, Play Inside Out, TCS, The Loft, Via, Your Local Plumbing Company.

Also thanks to our friends Teddnet and Diner’s Delight for supplying refreshing Pimms and Mezes!

Winners of Amazing April Draw announced

By way of a thank-you from independent traders in Teddington, this April, for two weeks, locals spending £5 or more were eligible to enter the AMAZING APRIL DRAW in 20 participating independent traders. Over 2000 tickets were entered and these three lucky winners names were drawn.



1st Prize Winner – Ken George* (left), £240 prize vouchers
2nd Prize Winner – Helen Morris (centre), £100 prize vouchers
3rd Prize Winner – Roger Mapplebeck* (right), £60 prize vouchers

Each winner also received a surprise voucher for a £50 discount from Elements where the draw took place.

*Pure potluck: 1st & 3rd winners entered with purchases from Steven’s Tyres, 2nd prize winner received their winning ticket via Play Inside Out.

Photo montage of Teddington