How will you spend this Christmas?

However we end up spending Christmas this year, whether in smaller groups, immediate or extended family, in tears or tiers (and if you do celebrate Christmas), you’ll know how you always end up spending much more money at this time of year buying gifts and food compared to any other time of the year.

Did you know, Totally Locally Teddington was launched 8 years ago, in November 2012, in response to hearing too many locals saying they were “popping to Kingston” or elsewhere to do their Christmas shopping.

We wanted to remind locals of what was right on their doorstep and encourage them to #ShopLocal first, whenever possible. Our town centre was then (and still is) filled with so many good quality, interesting, unique independent shops offering a wide range of products to suit every budget.

Over these last 8 years, we’ve watched how much online shopping has increased, along with hikes in business rents and rates which sadly resulted in the the closure of many of those Teddington independents.

We are lucky that we still have an interesting mix of independent retailers in Teddington and not the cloned chain centres which do dominate some towns. The 2020 global COVID pandemic has hit many businesses, traders and families hard. In a week’s time, many of our traders (deemed non-essential businesses which have been forced to remain closed) will be re-opening their doors.

Please do remember them while you’re making your list of gifts to buy for your family and friends. In Teddington, you can shop easily and safely whilst avoiding the thronging crowds and queues of the larger centres.

We guarantee you will be able to find almost any kind of gift within any price range from homeware, clothes, sports wear, giftware, food, wine, cheeses to vouchers for hair and body treatments as well as vouchers for meals at so many of our lovely local independent restaurants and cafes. All within walking distance.

We will be updating this page and RT’ing trader gift offers on the @TLTeddington twitter account. So please please please #shoplocal and support our independent traders whenever you can.

First ever national #Fiverfest with Totally Locally towns all over the country

https://totallylocally.org/stuff/fiver-fest/
  1. Abercorn Arms, 76 – 78 Church Rd; 2 x small glasses of house wine for just £5 (usually £7.80). 020 8943 9484
  2. Alter & Tweak, 76 Broad St; Knitwear darning just £5 per hole (usually £10).  0208 943 1775
  3. Card Collection, 39 High St; 2x 18″ helium filled foil balloons for £5 (usually £8). 020 8943 0262
  4. Cavan Bakery, TO BE CONFIRMED 25 High St; filled bap or sandwich, free bun and cold drink for just £5. 020 8943 1683
  5. Cavan Bakery, TO BE CONFIRMED 42 Broad St; filled bap or sandwich, free bun and cold drink for just £5. 020 8973 3900
  6. Cavan Bakery, TO BE CONFIRMED 111 Stanley Rd; filled bap or sandwich, free bun and cold drink for just £5. 020 8973 0923
  7. Douetil Holistic Therapies, 23a Broad St (Orange Tree Clinic); 15 min neck and shoulder massage just £5. To book call Bernie 07757 030791
  8. Elements Hair Salon, 57 High Street, Discover their £5 #Fiverfest offer in store 020 8943 5146
  9. Emma Morrison Dressmaking will be offering a one hour sewing lesson worth £60 for £5 Info@emmamorrisondressmaking.co.uk Or 07506-246821
  10. Fallow Deer, 130 High St; 2 small glasses of house wine or 2 x bottles of house lager for just £5. 020 8943 2578
  11. Fun Factory, The Causeway, 1 x Father’s Day foil balloon + a pair of themed Father’s Day socks for only £5 (normally £8.49) 
  12. Heirloom, 110 High Street, St Eval Cornish-made scented pillar candle – burns for up to 60 hours, bay & rosemary or sea salt for £5, usually £7. 020 8943 2258
  13. Hogarth Pub, 58 Broad Street, Double Gin & Tonic for £5. 020 3302 8588 
  14. The Loft, 16 Broad Street. Selection of Summer scarves for only £5 0208 973 0800
  15. MP Hair, 92 High St Hampton Wick; Fabulous selection of hair products for just £5. Usually > £10. To book 020 8943 5111 or www.mphair.co.uk
  16. Mary’s Living & Giving, 93 High St; Discover their £5 #Fiverfest offer in store.  020 8977 0680
  17. Refill Larder,  122 High Street. Free stainless steel straw (retail price £1.25) for anyone spending over £5 on refill food. Mention fiver fest to claim (while stocks last),  Selection of gold, black, silver and copper coloured straws – bent and straight
  18. Ribs & Burgers, 4 Broad Street; Double cheese burger (2 x 100gm patties) for only £5. 020 3873 9888 
  19. Richard Hair, 6 Broad St; Children’s haircuts (under 10y/old) for only £5 To book 020 8943 1610 or www.richardhair.co.uk
  20. Shambles, 83 – 85 High St; Aperol Spritz or a Green Spritz usually £7.95 just £5. 020 8977 9398
  21. Simply Skin, 68b Broad St; mini Dermalogica products and eyebrow shapes for just £5 each, normally £10. 020 8977 1220
  22. Teddington Carpets, 13 Broad Street, £5 off Turtle doormats 020 8977 4562
  23. Teddington Cheese, 42 Station Rd; Buy £8 worth of cheese & pay £5 (Valid in both Teddington & Richmond Branches) 020 8977 6868
  24. Teddington Cheese, 74 Hill Rise, Richmond, Buy £8 worth of cheese & pay £5 (Valid in both Teddington & Richmond Branches) 020 8948 5794
  25. Teddington Sidra, 5 Church Rd, Discover their £5 #Fiverfest offer in store 020 8977 2725 
  26. Teddington Sports, 49 Broad St; Aqua Sphere Junior Goggles just £5 (usually £11.99). 0203 475 2025
  27. Toast, The Causeway, BIG bacon sandwich OR vegan/vegetarian beetroot, hummus, roasted pepper & spinach sandwich both with tea/coffee for £5
  28. TW11 Butcher, 152 Waldegrave Rd; 1 Kilo of boneless pork steaks for £5 (usually £11.99). 020 8977 2753
  29. Vet4life, 160 High St; Nail clipping for just £5 (usually £12).  020 8977 3955
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