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A Wapping Local Christmas

A Wapping Local Christmas

Last week was a snowy one in Wapping with some icy conditions, so we hope you stayed warm and safe.

Please let us know if you’ve taken any great Wapping snow or Christmas photos you’d like to share?

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We absolutely love this awesome snowman who was made in Wapping down by the canal!

The snow’s melted, but he was caught on camera by Wapping resident Mr Topp (blogs at www.mrtopp.com and follow on Twitter @mrtopp)

Shop Locally in Wapping E1W

We know there are great local shops here in Wapping, so please support them during the festive season and shop locally when you can. To find out what’s available, checkout Robin’s residents walking guide to Wapping Shops and Services.

Wapping Residents Recommend …

Husseys Butcher Wapping E1WMany thanks to the residents who shared their top picks with us to help you enjoy a Wapping 2010 Christmas:

Christmas Dinner

Got your Xmas dinner sorted? If not why not pop along to Hussey’s in Wapping Lane? Buy from Hussey’s and all you have to do is cook your food and eat it!

Hussey’s are doing a variety of special Christmas packages that include a joint (turkey, beef, pork) and a tray of pigs in blankets and a tray of homemade sage and onion stuffing and potatoes and vegetables as well!

Or of course there’s the great quality free range turkeys and veg if you want to cook from scratch!

But hurry – you need to order before December 21st.

Hussey’s, 54 / 56 Wapping Lane, E1W 2RL 0207 488 3686 / 0207 480 6081
Web: www.husseyswappinglane.co.uk/
Email: huss5464wapp@yahoo.co.uk

Christmas Booze

Find top quality fine wine, champagne, spirits and mixers at James Wallace Wines who also sell a good choice of soft drinks and mixers.

There are some great offers during December: 20% off 6 bottles of wine and champagne until 8th December, then again from 18th – 24th. There are also discounts on spirits, numerous in-store offers and special deals, so well worth stopping by.

James Wallace Wine Bar is a great place for a Wapping Christmas drink, small gathering or a party and a change from our lovely local pubs. Drop by or contact the shop to discuss requirements as they can arrange a variety of platters and buffets to order.

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James Wallace Wines
69 Garnet Street (on Wapping Wall)
Wapping E1W 3QS [...view map]
Web: James Wallace Wines

Wapping Christmas Trees

Flowers @ 103 are the only place we know within walking distance of Wapping selling Christmas trees!

All sizes available and prices range from £20 – £80

103 Wapping Lane
E1W 2RW / 020 7488 9888

Christmas Deli

Gastronomica sells some great hams, cheeses and other deli items as well as fresh bread and croissants first thing. There are also some exceedingly good looking and tasting cakes!

Wapping Christmas Charity Events

Charity Night at James Wallace Wines:

From 7pm on 14th December James Wallace Wines will hold a Christmas Charity Night. All profits from the bar as well as the mulled wine and minced pies on sale on the night will go to Kids with Cancer. To add to the festivities, the choir from St Peter’s London Docks Church will be singing Christmas carols.

Buy your raffle tickets now from the shop or on the night!

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More Wapping Christmas Tips…

Please let everyone know what you’ve found in Wapping and share your Christmas tips on how to enjoy a local Christmas? And tell us about any more charity events that are happening so we can add them to the page.

What’s in Wapping wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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  • http://www.whatsinwapping.co.uk What’s in Wapping

    Heard that you can order them from Hussy’s in Wapping Lane!

  • http://twitter.com/ShredniVashtar ShredniVashtar

    Almost certainly Watney Market, from the flower stall who are there on Saturdays – forget which other days (Fridays?). Walking distance for most. Best to pop up and ask them in advance when they are getting the trees in. There’s also a florist opposite the main entrance to the market on Commecial Rd – they might stock them. Again, ask.

  • NH

    Columbia Road market? Easy to get there by overground, though  it might be a challenge to carry a tree up the steps at Wapping station!

  • rooney

    Anyone know where I can get an Xmas tree near Wapping now the florist has closed?

  • http://www.whatsinwapping.co.uk What’s in Wapping

    Thanks for the recommendation – also suggested by others so have added it to the page and mentioned Gastronomica’s great cakes too :)

  • wappingHappy

    You have Gastronomica listed under restaurants – they also have all kinds of lovely deli stuff too (ham, cheese etc), and great croissants and bread for sale if you get up early enough
    http://www.whatsinwapping.co.uk/gastronomica-cafe-food-coffee-wapping-review-02082010/

  • WappingHappy

    Guilty as charged for helping lengthen the queue a little while ago by being part of a fascinating and educational explanation from the gentleman in charge (is he Mr Hussey?) on the difference between lamb and hoggett, and how you could tell by looking at the fat.

  • http://www.paulbrockphotography.co.uk Brock

    the wallace night sounds great…might have to make it my last night before heading home for xmas.

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  • Ross

    I can definitely recommend Husseys for Christmas meat, but the queues can so long
    Not a complaint as they are excellent quality and make a real effort to find the best. So worth the wait but make sure you allow time for waiting since you won’t be able to just pop in and pick up your turkey!