Here at Queen’s Park Mums we are all about keeping it as local as we can. Luckily for us we are part of a truly indy neighbourhood! Read on for ways to feel festive and support local, independent businesses this year. 

 

Gifts brought to you by locals 

 

Nimuri

Nimuri sells beautifully handcrafted homeware and clothing from Pakistan, working with artisans to create beautiful products that tell a story about the country’s rich cultural history. Everything is sourced as ethically as possible and many of the products are made by artisans from small family-run businesses or not-for-profit organisations.
 
Contact: Eleanor Khan
Tel: 0750 183 9210
Social media: @nimuri.uk
 

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Kate Guy Prints

Illustrated recipes printed on 100% organic cotton aprons, tea towels, oven gloves and totes. Kate Guy’s distinctive style celebrates food, cooking and the kitchen, combining traditional printmaking techniques with 21st century design. Perfect gifts for cooks, aspiring cooks, and lovers of food. New Christmas range and gift sets now available.

FREE Local delivery under £25, code SHOPLOCAL

10% off and FREE local delivery over £25 code SHOPLOCAL25

Email kate@kateguy.co.uk

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Festen Table

Designed and curated by local Lindsay.
Festen Table offers gorgeous hand made napkins and table runners with vintage napkin rings.
Designs are nature inspired, leaning towards the ocean and what grows from the earth.
 
Insta: @festentable

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The Hearth

The Hearth Christmas Market is here! Support local women-led businesses and shop for a beautiful gift while treating yourself to mulled wine and Christmas cocktails. Crafts, fashion, jewellery, treats for kids, and more.

The Hearth Christmas Market
Sundays in Dec 6th / 13th / 20th
10am – 2pm
16 Lonsdale Road, NW6 6RD

Looking for the perfect Christmas present for a woman you know? A Hearth membership gives her a calm space to focus on herself. Lots of flexible membership options to choose from. More info at www.thehearth.me

 

Foodie delights by our amazing neighbours

 

Chef to Home

With more than 10 years of Michelin starred chef experience, Chef To Home will create a menu tailored to your occasion. Chef To Home is a London based bespoke hospitality service in the comfort of your home.

As your private-occasion chef, Chef To Home will:

– source and buy the food and wine – the latter is optional

– cook in your kitchen

– serve the food (and wine)

– leave your kitchen clean.

Enjoy the pleasure of entertaining at home, without having to worry about the logistics. Whether for a special occasion or a break with your friends, Chef To Home can offer you a new COVID-19 safe culinary experience.

info@cheftohome.co.uk

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Kensal Sugar Kitchen

Who says treats are just for Christmas? 

Kensal Sugar Kitchen are selling December boxes of 2 treat bags and 2 x rich Rocky Roads with ginger marshmallows, perfect for 2 people and ready for enjoying right now!  Or if you prefer to wait, you can pre-order the ideal stocking filler Treat Bags, in 4 flavours Passionfruit, Lemon, Rose & Strawberry or Cardamom & Orange.  For extra indulgence, and frankly who doesn’t need a bit of that, contact them about festive Christmas Checker Boards, mixed boxes of their luxury flavours such as Chunky Pistachio or Chocolate Orange, perfect after dinner treats.

Visit their website for all details and delivery options and feel free to bombard them with questions!

Please note QPM in the comments section at checkout.

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Primeur at Home

‘Primeur at Home’ serve some of the most demanding kitchens in London. They work closely with chefs supplying only the finest quality fruit, vegetables and herbs. The kitchens they serve include Hide, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, Gordon Ramsay Hospital Road, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Claude Bosi at Bibendum. Now for the very first time they are able to bring the same outstanding quality and service to you at home.
 
Primeur’s Director, David Swain has lived in Queens Park for six years, you’ll find him (lockdown permitting) at the bar in the Salusbury or walking his mini-schnauzer, Fergus, in Tiverton Park.
 
Christmas Offer
Visit their website and choose your own festive vegetables, fruit, herbs, berries and nuts – or add on to their Christmas box (£22) – everything for a festive dinner for four and plenty for bubble and squeak on Boxing day. 
 
Don’t forget – cranberries, chesnuts, horseradish root and clementines.
Christmas delivery slots are available up to the 24th December. Use this code at checkout for 10% off your order  ‘QP10’.
 
 

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Deliciously Beautiful Cakes

Deliciously Beautiful Christmas Cakes, for all your Holiday treats! 

Collection available upto the 21st December. Deliveries will be on 23rd December. Please place your orders by 11am on 9th December. Local Delivery £5. Queens Park, Kensal Rise, Kensal Green. Please do email us for gift deliveries further afield. laura@deliciouslybeautiful.co.uk

Seasonal Cake Flavours –  

Chocolate with Christmas Spice & Orange buttercream

Gingerbread with Vanilla Butternut buttercream. 

Seasonal Gift Box of 4 Cupcakes (2 of each flavour) £16 

Christmas Robin Cakes 

Single layer, serves up to 6 £30 

Double layer, serves up to 10 £45

Treble layer, serves up to 15 £65

Seasonal Cupcakes in a Jar (great teachers gift and stocking fillers) £6

Christmas Eve Ultimate Ginger Cookies X 6 Large Gift Bag £18 

Christmas Eve Ultimate Ginger Cookies X 6 Small Gift Bag £9

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Catered by Jules

At Catered by Jules they understand that it’s been a rough year and now we seem to be missing out on Christmas parties and all the revelry associated with this time of year. Food is such a huge component of bringing us all together in celebration, but never fear, in these unprecedented times Catered by Jules can still bring you joy!
 
Why not order some fab canapés or festive bakes to gift to your friends? Get your festive sequins out and order some canapés to get you into the festive feel at home. Please email Jules on enquires@cateredbyjules.co.uk to discuss their festive menus and bakes to bring you some cheer.  
 
Currently offering collection only in NW6.
 
 

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Brooks

Traditionally reared Free Range Bronze turkeys from independent farmers take centre stage at Brooks for Christmas. Farm bred geese, ducks, cockerels  and seasonal game offer alternatives to turkey for the Christmas bird. For those preferring meat to poultry, Dry Aged Beef, Venison and speciality Lamb cuts are available. Fresh Fish.
 
Order books will close on 15 December.
 
In addition to condiments and sauces, there is a comprehensive range of mouthwatering Christmas goodies to tempt and delight. Gifting items include Irish Linen tea towels, napkins, aprons and fever blankets which are especially apt as linen possesses unique anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic properties.
 
CHRISTMAS HOURS
 
Monday 21 December – Wednesday 23 December 8.00 – 20.00
Thursday 24 December 8.00 – 14.00
 
Tuesday 29 December 10.00 – 18.00.
Wednesday 30 December 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday 31 December 8.00 – 14.00
 
Brooks will re-open Tuesday 5 January 10.00-18.00
 
Brooks
91/93 Chamberlayne Road,
NW10 3ND
T 0208 964 5678
 

Festive family fun

 

Christmas at ZSL London Zoo from 2nd December

Sprinkle some much-needed magic over Christmas this year, by journeying through the animal kingdom to celebrate the season in the open air of ZSL London Zoo.   

Look forward to dashing through the Zoo’s very own fairy-lit festive wonderland, where little ones can become elves-in-training, following a brand new self-guided trail to find out what their favourite animals want for Christmas. 

Prepare to feast on festive food and wrap up warm to climb aboard the Zoo’s famous carouselbefore sending letters to Santa at the Zoo’s express postbox – checked by the man himself every day as he visits the animals. Bring your letters and watch out for Santa popping up throughout the day to say hi! 

 Funds raised from Christmas visits will help international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London), which runs London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo, continue to care for the 20,000 residents at its two Zoos and protect threatened species around the world.   

 Book tickets online at www.zsl.org/magicofchristmas.Advanced booking will be necessary to ensure social distancing on site.

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Potted Panto at the Garrick Theatre, London

 
 
‘A HOOT OF A SHOW… HUGE FUN.’ Evening Standard
 
7 classic pantomimes in 70 hilarious minutes!
Double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff return for a tenth anniversary festive season of Potted Panto, hot on the heels of their world tour and Las Vegas residency of Harry Potter parody Potted Potter.
 
‘SO SILLY IT’S JUST ONE LONG JOKE… FEATURING A 3D JOURNEY TO NOWHERE BUT TEAR-INDUCING LAUGHTER.’ The Guardian
‘THE HORDES OF CHILDREN FALL AROUND WITH DELIGHT AT THE MIXTURE OF SARCASM AND SLAPSTICK’ The Times
 
In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime, our dastardly double act dash from rubbing Aladdin’s lamp to roaming the golden streets of Dick Whittington’s London and making sure that Cinderella gets to the Ball.
It’s all unmissable fun, whether you’re six or 106.
 
Family of 4 Ticket – £70 – CLICK HERE to book
Groups of 4-6 – £17.50 per person – CLICK HERE to book
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
 
The Garrick Theatre operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines. For further information check our COVID-19 secure information page. All bookings in a party must only be from the same household or the legally defined support bubble.

 

Kids’ holiday camps 

 

Follow The Rainbow

Follow the Rainbow is running some festive fun in December with its Covid-19 secure Winter Wonderland Kids Yoga camp!
Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st December 2020 from 9.30 AM to 3.30 PM at Stewart Bilingual School in the heart of Notting Hill, 80 Cambridge Gardens, W10 6HS.
On the menu, a universe of fun Kids Yoga, Kids Mindfulness, Arts & Crafts and Literacy & Maths activities all themed around a Winter Wonderland for your child to enjoy!

Book now and find out more on Follow The Rainbow or email Jess at info@followtherainbow.co.uk

Spaces limited and Covid-19 secure measures in place to keep your child and family safe!

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Firetech

Need to entertain a curious kid during the December holidays?

Fire Tech’s 3 and 5-day online tech courses are a terrific way to entertain imaginative and energetic children aged 8 to 17 during their downtime. Fire Tech’s play-based approach to learning immerses children in tech subjects they enjoy, like games design, music, photography, and coding.

Starting Monday 14th December and Monday 21st December.

Courses run from 10 am to 3 pm (with regular breaks).

By drawing on the passions of our students, Fire Tech makes learning fun, meaningful, and empowering. Live instruction with subject experts and small class sizes.

Get £25 off using code: QPM25

 

Beauty to get you in the mood

 

Casa Prado

Cousins and locals Carolina and Emma are THE queens of top notch beauty treatments at home.

Casa Prado can work wonders on your skin with a range of bespoke facials, their massages are to die for and Emma’s eyelash extensions are the best in town!

 

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Nails by Christina

Local mum Christina comes to your home and leaves you with beautiful hands and feet! Just what we need this time of year to get in the festive mood.

She can do gel as well as regular manicures and pedicures.

Call Christina on 07474077882

Quote Queen’s Park Mums for 10% off your first mani or pedi.

 

Local charities

 

Doorstep Fundraising

1 in 8 children don’t own a single book. Give the gift of reading this Christmas. Give £10 to help us get books to children living in disadvantaged areas of Queen’s Park.

At Doorstep Library we believe in the power of words to take children places- in their imagination and their lives. Your Christmas gift could be life-changing.

#ABookInEveryStocking

Donate here!

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Calling London

Coats for the homeless this winter.

Take your unwanted coats to Paddington Central, 2 Kingdom Street.

There will be a Calling London box for you to put them in.

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