Tuesday, 29 November 2016

#London Christmas Shopping No.1: Xmas Cards @cardsforcharity @StJPiccadilly @smitf_london

Daily Constitutional editor Adam Scott-Goulding writes…

It's back! The annual London Christmas Shopping Guide from The Daily Constitutional!

This year I'll be including museum gift shops and markets for gift ideas. 

As well as gifts I'll be pointing you toward local London shops for the best in Christmas food and drink. Where relevant, I'll list the London Walks tour that finishes near the shop in question.

As usual, you can drop me a line with your own tips or leave a comment below or tell us about a great London shop via Twitter.

No.1 Charity Christmas Cards at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Paul's Covent Garden & St James's Piccadilly

DC Editor Adam writes…

I'll start this year's series with the basics: Christmas cards.

Cards For Good Causes raises money for more than 40 different charities – Age UK, MacMillan Cancer Support, the NSPCC and Save the Children among them. 

Whether your taste is for the traditional nativity scene or if you believe that nothing says Christmas like a pug in a Santa hat, there's something here for you in a wide range of designs. This year there are two dozen different seasonal London scenes to choose from.

You can buy Cards for Good Causes at St Martin-in-the-Fields

… at the end of the Inside Covent Garden walk. And at St James's Piccadilly

…near the end of A Village in Piccadilly on Mondays, and at St Paul's Covent Garden

… which we visit on Inside Covent Garden on Thursdays.

For further Daily Constitutional reading on Christmas cards click HERE.

Christmas 2016 With London Walks…

On Christmas Day there are TWO London Walks: 

Walk up an appetite with The Christmas Morning 1660 Walk – meet at 11:00a.m by the big tree in Trafalgar Square

Walk off the pudding with The Christmas Day Charles Dickens Walk – meet by the big tree in Trafalgar Square at 2:00pm

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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