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5,000 parking spaces ■ over 300 great shops ■ 5 fantastic shopping venues

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WELCOME At Christmas, Romford Town Centre comes into its own as the place of good cheer, friendly faces and fabulous festive fare. Already one of London’s largest retail venues, Romford offers everything from the best brands and fashions at our big name stores to brilliant bargains at our historic market. There’s no doubt that you really can find all your festive needs in this one great destination. And if you need a break, Romford has a superb selection of over 60 cafés, bars and restaurants where you can treat your taste buds to everything from traditional turkey with all the trimmings to a tempting Thai curry or even a toasted tea-cake! Don’t forget that in the days leading up to Christmas there’ll be extra trading hours throughout the town, the market will be open every day and we’ll have regular family entertainment – so everyone’s sure to be happy! Getting to Romford couldn’t be easier. There are 5,000 parking spaces, 30 bus routes and Romford train station is only a short walk from the heart of the town. Whatever you give this Christmas, there’s plenty on offer in Romford.

Cllr Michael White

Magical Festive Entertainment for all the Family Christmas Lights Switch On

contents CHRISTMAS 2010

2 Romford Town Centre A Christmas To Remember

3 Romford Market Experience Christmas At Romford Market

4 The Brewery

Everything Points To The Brewery This Christmas

5 The Liberty Shopping Centre Christmas Belles At The Liberty

6 The Mall

Christmas As It Should Be At The Mall

7 Romford Shopping Hall Sparkle and Magic At The Shopping Hall

8 Essential Information

Everything You Need For A Hassle Free Trip To Romford

Tuesday 16th November

Romford Market Place 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm Come and make it a magical evening to remember at this free event on Tuesday 16th November in Romford Market Place. Marvel at the wizardry and illusions of the Harry Potter lookalikes, along with Santa and his magical showtime best friends Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph. The church bells will be ringing and the firework finale will light up the skyline. So come and enjoy the family festive atmosphere and be amazed at the magical entertainment on offer.

open late for christmas Christmas shopping in Romford just got even easier. This year, many of the town centre’s shops and stalls will be open longer and later in the run up to Christmas. So banish those last minute panics and shop when it suits you best. For details of festive shopping times, please visit the websites below: 2

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Your Christmas Romford has been at the heart of lo­cal shopping for centuries, providing a valuable and convenient service to people throughout the area. Today, Romford’s offer is bigger, better and more family friendly than ever, com­bining the best of modern shopping with the tradition and heritage of an historic market town. So, why go fur­ther this Christmas, when everything you need is right here on your doorstep. Save time, save petrol, save money and make the most of Romford. in partnership with

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Christmas is all about tradition, so where better to source all your festive supplies than at one of Britain’s oldest and most popular markets. Established in 1247, Romford Market has something for everyone. Choose from the finest foods for the Christmas table, the latest fashions for the Christmas party, inspired gifts for your family and friends and festive decorations to brighten your home. Romford Market has everything you need to make your Christmas the best ever. Enjoy our fabulous programme of family entertainers, children’s rides and a mix & mingle of activities on market days (including Sundays) - you may even bump into Father Christmas.

Opening days/times: wednesday, friday & saturday from 9am to 4.30pm SUNDAYS: 21st & 28th November – 5th, 12th & 19th December EVERY DAY: 8th December to 24th December (Christmas Eve)

Photo: Ornella Walker

Enjoy Romford This Christmas


omford is a wonderful place for everyone to shop, live and enjoy life to the full. Throughout the borough you’ll find parks with acres of green space to explore at your leisure in the run up to Christmas. And if you want to walk off your Christmas lunch then all of our parks are open on Christmas Day and throughout the holidays. For the book lovers among you, Central Library has a huge selection

of printed books as well as lots of fun arts and craft activities for all ages in the run up to Christmas. You can also download a wide range of audio and ebooks at anytime, day or night. If you’re keen to learn about the history of the borough, be sure to visit Havering Museum located on the site of the old Romford Brewery. The museum, which opened earlier this year, provides a fascinating insight on the rich background of

the area, focusing on people who have lived and worked in Havering. In the run up to Christmas there will be something for all ages – Christmas card making, advent readings and the opportunity to share memories about Christmas past and present.

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Everything points TO The BREWERY There’s something for everyone at The Brewery. Make Christmas

shopping easy with over 1,700 car parking spaces in the open-air and

multi-storey car park, which is open 24 hours with free parking on Sundays.

It’s a great place to shop, eat and play, see you soon!

What’s On Charity begins at Christmas The Brewery are supporting the Queens Hospital charity through the Brewery Buy One Gift One Appeal. Visit for more details of how you can help make someone’s Christmas...

Exclusive offers to your iPhone

Download the Brewery app for free to your iPhone for exclusive Christmas offers and news. Visit the iTunes store and search Brewery Romford.

Giant Advent Calendar

Come and play on our fantastic Christmas Advent Calendar downstairs by Esporta

opening hours

Most stores will be open until 7pm every Thursday from 4th November Restaurants and leisure facilities are open till late – please check website for further details.

Havering Shopmobility Independent Christmas shopping at The Brewery Hire an electric scooter or a wheelchair from as little as £1.50 per day (plus £8 yearly membership) Open Monday to Saturday:10am – 5pm Sundays: 10.30am – 4.30pm For more information call 01708 722570

Two forms of identity required, please call for further information

SHOP, EAT, PLAY Shop for great gifts at the wide range of stores including HomeSense, The Range and The Entertainer. Discover perfect party outfits at TK Maxx, Gap and Bank. Eat at one of the delicious restaurants – La Tasca, Pizza Express, Frankie & Benny’s, Nando’s, or recharge at Costa Coffee, Cakes & Shakes and Starbucks. Play at one of our amazing leisure venues. See the latest releases at the 16 screen Vue cinema with 3D screens and luxury seating, strike at the 23-lane bowling alley, and get fit at Esporta Health & Fitness Club. For the kids, there’s Europe’s largest play area Kidspace plus plenty of great food outlets.

XMAS FUN at KIDSPACE santa at Kidspace Thursday 9th December: 1pm to 2pm Monday 13th December: 5pm to 6pm. Christmas Cracker Friday 3rd December: 6pm to 8.30pm TODDLER XMAS LUNCH Tuesday 14th December: 12pm to 2pm. Join Santa this Christmas at Kidspace and get a FREE adult admission. (Offer only applies to Monday 13th December 2010 for admissions between 4.30 to 6.30pm, only 1 adult per admission.) call: 01708 768003 or visit:

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Parties at NUMBERten in Romford! NUMBERten have Christmas Parties wrapped up this year! Choose from one of the fantastic packages starting from just £11.95pp for a party to remember. Book now! email: or call: 01708 732237. Why not spend some time with the family and enjoy 2 games of bowling for up to 4 (including one junior) for only £19.95 (Mon - Thurs, £19.95 Fri - Sun).

spend christmas at homesense HomeSense is an exciting new store with an eclectic, ever-changing mix of high quality branded home furnishings and accessories, for every room of the house, all for savings of up to 60% every day. Visit the store now to see their wide range of fantastic Christmas gifts, deco­rations and accessories. For news, offers & events go to...


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christmas belles at The Liberty For a first class Christmas, look no further than The Liberty Shopping Centre. With over 100 great shops, cafés and restaurants including big names like M&S, Debenhams, BHS, Boots and Primark, plus an excellent selection of speciality shops and stalls we’ve got everything you need for all the family.

What’s On

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For fabulous festive fashions and accessories be sure to make The Liberty your first port of call. You’ll find a fantastic range of top stores including River Island, H&M, Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Monsoon, Next, La Senza and Topman plus superb designer brands like Coast, Henry Holland and Oasis at Debenhams.

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The new Liberty MasterCard Gift Card is now available from the Customer Service Desk. It’s an ideal gift that allows friends and family to choose their own presents from our great selection of stores within The Liberty. This Card is issued by R. Raphael & Sons plc pursuant to license by MasterCard International. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.

Havering St Francis Hospice Festival of Carols & Celebration 12th December, 6pm

Dedicate a Christmas tree light in memory or celebration of a loved one in this moving service. See for details

And, if that’s not all, the new Superdry store is now open in the East Mall.

Community Performances Throughout December

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Live music from:

The Snow Globe is back!

The Salvation Army Band Talking Hands, the inspirational sign language choir

Stop dreaming and start enjoying! We’re delighted to announce that the hugely popular inflatable Snow Globe is returning this year. It’s not only a magical experience, but a fantastic photo opportunity and great fun for all the family.

Full details of all our events are available on our website

Plus, don’t forget to visit Santa in his grotto at Debenhams.



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Everyone deserves a little pam­pe­r­ing at Christmas, and at The Liberty, we’ve got all you need to look good and feel great. There’s se­ductive scents at The Perfume Shop, capti­vating cosmetics at Boots, skincare suggestions from Lush and of course beauty treatments at Blossom Beauty.


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christmas as it should be at The MALL The Mall has all you need to really make your festive season fabulous. Asda and Wilkinson’s will help prepare your home for your many guests and fill your kitchen with a delicious feast. Treat yourself with designer fashions from Choice and BAD Warehouse and complete the look with an unbeatable style from Toni & Guy. Game and CeX will keep the

What’s On The Giving Tree

10th Nov – 20th Dec The Giving Tree is situated on level 2 by McDonald’s. Shoppers are invited to take a label from the tree and donate unwrapped gifts to under privileged children in the community.

whole family entertained, leaving you to relax and unwind in one of our cafés or restaurants. Love Christmas, Love your Mall.

Santa’s new home Visit Santa and his friends, from the 13th November in his new home on level 1. Open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm plus extended hours during late night openings. Special discounts for schools, groups and nurseries. A percentage of all monies raised goes to our Mallcares charity. Thanks to your support, last year we raised in excess of £4,000 for local children’s charities.

REWARDING SHOPPING The Mall understands that Christmas can be a very expensive time. As a small thank you for shopping in Romford, The Mall Members are rewarded with exclusive offers, discounts and promotions within The Mall, on everything from food to fashion and beauty. Visit the Ask Me Point on level 2, where you can collect your free membership card and start saving today.

Santa Arrives

13th Nov – 24th Dec Join Santa as he takes to the throne and The Mall lights are switched on. With entertainment, music and giveaways, the countdown to Christmas in Romford begins.

Festive Fun

Throughout November and December. The Mall’s Magical lights, animation, entertainment and carol singing will help lift your festive spirits and give shopping a heart.


A magic PERFECT carpet ride spend hours Our Guide...Don’t The Queen’s Theatre worrying what to buy,

Hornchurch has been producing the best traditional panto for over 55 years, mixing family entertainment with the glorious sparkle of a west end show. The Mall is proud to be principle partner in this year’s production of Aladdin, a cave of glitter and gold, with plenty of fun and games, song and dance, for the whole family to enjoy.


when you can let them choose. The Mall gift card is the perfect Christmas gift for everyone as it can be spent across over 30 stores. It gives you the freedom to shop without being tied down to one store and only deducts the exact amount you spend off the card. The card is free when you load it with anything from £5 to £1,000. Just visit the Ask Me Point for details.

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sparkle and magic

AT The SHOPPING HALL Join our friendly and well established business for fabulous festive fun. Come and take a look around the Romford Shopping Hall – just next door to Iceland and opposite Debenhams in the Market Place.

Don’t forget we are open EVERY Sunday and look forward to seeing you soon.

party, party!


The party shop, Stylex, will provide festive Santa suits and all manner of props, poppers and party hats to make your celebration go with a bang. Arkadia offer Christmas cards which are available from just 3 for £1 and also wrapping paper, ribbons and bows to put those finishing touches to the presents under the tree. Maybe, if you are lucky, Graham may offer you a kiss under his mistletoe!

16th November to 24th December New for this year will be our fabulous Christmas Grotto. Come and meet Santa for just £1. This even includes a present from the man himself! All proceeds will go to RAGS, Romford Autistic Group Support who provide support to families within Havering with children who have autistic spectrum disorder.

opening hours

festive feasts For ALL Make your Christmas dinner a fabulous festive feast. Don’t forget to put those plump fresh turkeys on order nice and early with our family-run butcher, Hawkins and Sons. They will give you helpful tips to make your festive feast one to remember! Hawkins and Sons also offer an easy payment plan to ease the pain of the Christmas food bills.

perfect scents All our traders are full to the brim with perfect, unique gifts including bath bombs and scented candles to help you to relax and unwind after a long day of Christmas shopping or as an ideal gift – available at Yankee Candles. You can pamper yourself with our beautician (A Nu U) or at the Hair Salon (Ziggi’s) who will give you the style you are looking for at a price you can afford. HAV-winter 2010 8pp.indd 7

Grand Opening Tuesday 16th Nov 4pm – 6pm Saturday and Sunday November 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st, 27th & 28th December 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th and every day from the 20th to the 24th, 10am until 4pm

Shopping Hall opening hours

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm Sunday: 10am – 4pm

great Football gift Arcade have a range of idea completely unique football related gifts for the whole family. Football memorabilia from the 1940’s to the present day. Ron Prince Photography can take a professional photo of you and your family – the ideal gift for Christmas. christmas in Romford 2010


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over 300 great shops & stores The brewery SHOPPING Bank Birthdays Boots Brantano Carphone Warehouse ECT GAP Herbs & Health Hobbycraft Home Cinema Store HomeSense JD Sports Mamas & Papas Sainsbury’s Sainsbury’s Petrol T&B Photographic

Supercuts The Perfume Shop

The Entertainer The Range Thomas Cook TK Maxx

LEISURE Esporta Hair Boutique Kidspace Vida VIP Nails

EATING Cakes & Shakes Chicken Spot Costa Coffee (coming soon) Frankie & Benny’s La Tasca McDonald’s Nando’s Outback Steakhouse Pizza Express Starbucks

ELECTRICAL Carphone Warehouse Chitter Chatter Fone Fusion Jessops Orange O2 Phones 4 U Stormfront T-Mobile The Sony Centre


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CHILDREN Abacus Early Learning Centre The Disney Store

BEAUTY AND WELLBEING Beauty Craze Everwell Superdrug The Fragrance Shop Toni & Guy

EATING BBs Coffee & Muffins Cafe Giardino Godfreys the Bakery McDonald’s FASHION George at Asda Peacocks BAD Warehouse Blue Inc Choice Risky Bon Marche Nottinghill Yours Ten Store

HEALTH & BEAUTY Blossom Beauty Boots Everwell GNC Holland & Barrett Hot Shots Barbers Lush Paul Falltrick Hairdressing

SPORT Foot Locker Sports Direct

MISCELLANEOUS Adams Curtains Bargains Galore Beaumont Beds Cash Converters Flight Centre Golden Cash Lambourne House Lili Fabrics Poundland

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GIFTS Gamestation Modelzone Romford Gift Centre

SHOES Aldo Clarks Linzi Shoes Shoe World Shoe Zone Unit 8


FASHION Ann Summers Dizzy Fashion Dorothy Perkins Emphasize H&M Hype Jane Norman La Senza Miss Selfridge Monsoon New Look Next Pairs River Island Rock Edge 59


JEWELLERY Beaverbrooks Ernest Jones Fish Brothers H. Samuel Magnolia Swarovski

Suits You Superdry Topman Topshop

DEPARTMENT STORES BHS Debenhams Marks & Spencer Primark

SERVICES Cheltenham & Gloucester Dollond & Aitchison Post Office (in WH Smith) Sky Timpson Shoe Repair

FOOD BHS Café Liberty Costa Coffee (in Waterstone’s) Debenhams Gingham Kitchen Greggs Italianissimo Marks & Spencer Millie’s Cookies Shakeaway Starbucks Sweet Stop

ACCESSORIES Accessorize Accessory Cupboard Claire’s Accessories Roma

Explore Learning Shopmobility

Taste Thorntons Zumo

STATIONERY British Book Shop Card Factory Clinton Cards N.J. News Ryman The Works Waterstone’s WH Smith


LEISURE & TOURISM Mecca Bingo Thomson

VARIETY Willkinson Asda Poundland

SERVICES Liberty Flowers Vision Express Shoecare

JEWELLERY Claybrooks Silverleaf Warren James

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romford ShOPPING HALL CLOTHING 43 Women’s Fashions Michelle’s Store Brands Discounted High Street Clothing Princess Gold Rhinestone Clothing Label Men’s Designer Clothing RAGE Alternative Unique Teenage Clothing HEALTH AND WELLBEING A.NU.U Beauty Lounge Central Romford Chiropody Optical Centre Opticians Ziggi’s Hair Salon Romford Denture Laboratory Make Up Time Cosmetics Unique Beauty Threading Wig Wham! FABRIC Ashley Brook Fabrics

GIFTS Football Arcade Memorabilia Dal’s Gift Shop Chinese Emporium Chinese Gifts and Clothing Alpha Books Company Arkadia Kardz Earth Mother Inprints T Shirt Printing Inspiration Home and Gifts Just Dance Dance Wear Sylex Gift’s That’z Entertainment Games and Consoles The Hair Shop Hairdressing Products The Watch Shop Yankee Candles Time to Talk Mobile Phones TSL Solid Wood Furniture ILL IT Solutions JEWELLERY All That Glitters Jewellery and Bags Jam Gems Jewellers Miche Jewellery

WEDDING SERVICES Angels Wedding Services Bliss Bridal Wear Ron Prince Photography PLACES TO EAT Deli-cious Mama Lynns McDowells Pie and Mash Sunrise Café Teapot Café The Laurie Café The Panini Bar FOOD RETAILERS Hawkins and Sons Butchers Pearl of the Orient CLOTHING ALTERATIONS Romford Clothing Alterations The Needle Box Haberdashery KITCHEN AND BATHROOM SUPPLIER Beeleigh Kitchens and Bathrooms

romford Market A fantastic range of specialist and unique stalls in Romford Market Plus many more specialist and unique retailers in High Street, Market Place, North Street and South Street visit

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Eastern Road

Oldchurch Road

Thurloe Gardens

Atlanta Boulevard

Victoria Road

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Queen’s Hospital & Ice Rink

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There are moreShopmobility than 30 bus services to and from Library Romford.




parking is FREE on Sundays The Brewery car park: Open 24 hours The Liberty car park: Monday to Saturday 6am – 8pm, Sunday 8am – 7pm The Mall car park: Open 24 hours Angel Way car park: Monday to Saturday 7am – 8pm Open Sundays on 5th , 12th and 19th December 9am - 5pm

Market Link Shopping Hall multi-storey car park: Open 24 hours

Queen’s Hospital & Ice Rink

Rail Station

There are over 5,000 car parking spaces in Romford and don’t forget…

Town Hall car park: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week (limited spaces Monday to Friday)

Thurloe Gardens

Romford Town Centre Shopping Areas

car parks


Market Place park: Contact the Londoncar Borough of Havering Email: Available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday Tel: 01708 434343 Please note: not available on Market days All car parks’ opening and closing hours may occasionally change subject to retailers’ trading Look out for the illuminated Contacthours. the London Borough of Havering Email: parking signs around Romford – they’ll tell Tel: 01708 434343 you how much space is currently available.


For bus information visit or if it’s not too far, try walking Hotel Hospital or cycling into Romford – there are plenty of secure bays to store your bike.

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Christmas in Romford 2010 Magazine  
Christmas in Romford 2010 Magazine  

At Christmas, Romford Town Centre comes into its own as the place of good cheer, friendly faces and fabulous festive fare. ■ 5,000 parking...