bother with the West End & disrupted tubes - everything you need is in Putney
PutneySW15.com has put together a shopping guide which exclusively features presents offered by SW15 businesses. There's no need to traipse into town when gifts for every member of the family can be purchased right here on your doorstep.
Discerning shoppers will find great value and choice in our local shops without the hassle and fuss of going to the West End. In fact, many local businesses offer home delivery, too, so you can shop from the comfort of your own home, safe in the knowledge that you are 'being green'.
And we've even done some of the hard work for you. Below is listed some of the very best that's on offer in the local area for the festive season.
A recent survey conducted by Friends Life has found that UK shoppers will each spend on average £248.82 on Christmas presents this year. The most common price bracket is between £101 and £200 (25%), though 14% plan to spend £500 or more. Londoners plan to spend an average of £240.90
16% of people plan to spend between £1 and £100 on Christmas presents, with just 3% looking to spend nothing at all. Women account for a larger proportion of Christmas spending. They will spend (£259.39) 9% more on Christmas presents than men (£237.05).
Who spends what?!
15% of women spend £500+ on Christmas presents compared to just 12% of men. 18 to 24-year-olds are expecting to spend £145.07 each on Christmas presents, with 6% planning to spend nothing at all. Whereas 25 to 30-year-olds are expecting to spend £229.2 each on Christmas presents, with 9% spending £500+.
With matuurity comes the greater spening power; 31 to 39-year-olds are expecting to spend £269.36 each on Christmas presents, with 2 7% spending between £201 - £300 whilst people aged 40+ are expecting to spend £266.19 each on Christmas presents, with 16% spending £500+
Stephen Wallace, Putney Town Centre Manager said:
"Putney residents can play a big part in supporting the local economy this Christmas by shopping locally wherever possible. There are some great gifts and outstanding deals available on the High Street and in The Exchange shopping Centre, with several new shops opening shortly."
PutneySW15.com are always happy to give our support to locally owned shops, businesses, artists and artisans. If there is any provider of local gifts that you think we should feature let us know. To add your company please contact email@example.com or call 020 8932 8295.
A time for giving........
Eat, drink and be merry at home....
|Emiles At Home in your front room combining our preparation (with first class ingredients) and your home cooking - cut out the boring bits, but keep the fun of cooking. Simply follow 5 simple steps.. and have a very merry pre Christmas without the heartache! (Last orders taken on 20th December).
Eat, drink and be merry with someone else doing the hard work....
|Looking for a great Christmas Party Menu? Or a fantastic meal to see in 2014?
Bookings now being taken at Emile's for pre Christmas Parties - 3 courses £29.50, 2 courses £26.00 - and for their ever popular New Year's Eve Party - 5 course dinner (with options), bar extension until 2.00am & dancing costs £50.00. Please call Emil (020 8789 3323) for more details (Snow not guaranteed).
Closed 22nd - 30th December inclusive
Emile's 96-98 Felsham Road, Putney SW15 1DQ
Telephone: 020 8789 3323
|Enoteca Turi - 28 Putney High Street, SW15 1SQ
020 8785 4449
Celebrate Christmas with our Christmas Party menus, which are available from 3rd December, lunch or dinner, for a minimum of 10 people. For this Christmas, we have explored the northern regions o Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto, whose wealth of winter dishes are particularly suited to the Christmas period.
|Seasons greeting from The Glass Dome Restaurant & Piano Bar Join us for superb dining for the Main Event! We have created a succulent three course Christmas menu.(Available until 24th December)
Our Christmas menu is for groups of four or more please check with restaurant manager for booking times 020 8704 1771
|Party at Annie's for the cosiest Christmas ever ...With 3 luscious courses for £30. 95 you can enjoy Wild Mushroom Soup with Truffle Oil, Scottish Smoked Salmon Blinis, Seared Turkey Escalop, Sweet Potato, Apricot, Olive and Chick Pea Tagine and indulge in Sticky Toffee Pudding, Christmas Pudding Creme Brulée or Chocolate Almond Cake... delicious
Open Christmas Day. Boxing Day and New Years Eve
020 8994 9080 www.anniesrestaurant.co.uk
| Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year from all at Al Forno!
Come and celebrate the festive season - Peppe and his staff look forward to welcoming you! Christmas menu: 2 COURSES £16.95 3 COURSES £ 19.95 OR
New Year's Eve £49.95
Have yourself a very healthy Christmas....
Sue Young @ Century Dental Clinic Century Dental Clinic is continuing the special offer over the Christmas and New Year period for those booking a new patient appointment with Sue Young BDS MFGDP(UK). For the reduced fee of £25 (normally £92 for a New Patient Exam) Sue will provide:
- A full examination of teeth, gums and mouth and
- 2 X-rays (if clinically necessary)
To take advantage of this offer please call Century Dental Clinic on 020 8788 9999.
This offer does not apply to patients already registered at Century Dental Clinic
Deck the Halls ........ It is that time of year again!!! Trees are dotted around Putney, the current thinking is that Blue Spruce is the tree most likely to hold onto its needles all Christmas. They are bushy and have a blue tint to their thick needles.
The more traditional Norway Spruce is now regarded as the cheaper choice and the most likely to shed its fine and spiky needles at the least provocation. (Don't forget you can leave your tree for recycling after Christmas outside your house - click here for details.)
|Happy Christmas to all our valued customers and PutneySW15 readers
Gas Safe Registered plumbers and gas engineers in Putney. We specialise in domestic heating and plumbing to private residential clients or landlords. We provide free estimates and can assist you with any plumbing, heating or gas work including:
• Boilers installations and repairs
• Boiler servicing and gas safety certificates
• Central heating installations and repairs
• Power flushing
• Bathroom installations
Please call Russell on 07951 173092
|Happy cooking this Christmas from West London Kitchens, local suppliers of bespoke German family kitchens. If you want to cook your turkey in a new kitchen next year, please give us a ring and we'll visit to discuss your plans. We sell beautiful kitchens at friendly prices; they’re designed bespoke to you and delivered ready built; and there are no flatpacks. Please visit www.westlondonkitchens.com for more information or ring on 020 8741 1981. Merry Christmas!
Looking to the year(s) ahead.....
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Fulham Prep has had another great year, particularly in the music field with music awards to Epsom, Charterhouse, Radley and Sherborne. The Chamber Choir have won through to the finals of the National Children’s Choir Competition organised by Barnardos, one of only 18 choirs nationally to do so, which will take place on 3 rd March 2014 at the Barbican.
Fulham Prep welcomes girls in Year 7 and 8 as an alternative to moving to secondary school at 11+. For more information please call 020 7386 2444 (Prep) or 020 7371 991 (Pre-Prep)
Carol services & panto.....
|Last Postal Dates
Wednesday 4 December Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Thursday 5 December Australia
Friday 6 December Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
Monday 9 December Cyprus, Eastern Europe
Tuesday 10 December Canada, France, Greece, Poland
Friday 13 December
Saturday 14 December Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)
HM Forces Mail - British Forces Post Office
Friday 29 November Airmail to Operational BFPOs
Friday 13 December Airmail to Static BFPOs
Wednesday 18 December:
2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
Friday 20 December:
1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
Monday 23 December:
Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™
All Saints' Church
Sunday 8 Dec, 10.30am
St Nicholas-tide Toy Service we celebrate St Nicholas with the traditional enthronement of the Child Bishop & we bring a new gift for a child who would otherwise not receive a present this Christmas
Sunday 22 Dec, 7pm: Carols by Candlelight sung by the choir with readings & carols, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. This service is unsuitable for young
Tuesday 24 Dec, 4pm : Crib Service.
Children present the Christmas tableau with carols (this service is suitable for young children)
Tuesday 24 Dec, 11.30pm : Midnight Mass of the Nativity
Wednesday 25 Dec, 10.30am : Christmas Eucharist sung by the choir with hymns and children’s presentation for Christmas
St Mary's Church:
Sunday 15th December 6pm:
Blue Christmas Caritas -
A service for whom Christmas season
Sunday 22nd December 6pm:
Christmas Carol Service
Traditional service of Readings and carols by candlelight.
* This service may not be suitable for young children.
Tuesday 24th December 4pm:
Christmas Eve Crib Service
for children with carols.
The children act out the story of the Birth of Jesus
Midnight Mass of the Nativity 11.30pm
Traditional celebration of the first Eucharist of Christmas.
Wednesday 25th December 10am:
Christmas Day Family Eucharist.
All age Holy Communion with Carols
The Community Church
Carol Services on 15th December 4pm and 7pm