About us

The Christmas Shop has been presenting a beautiful range of Christmas decorations for over 35 years. Having seen the popularity of Christmas shops in the USA the founders saw the potential to improve the design and quality of the festive products on offer in the UK and so opened The Christmas Shop in November 1987 at Hays Galleria, Tooley Street, close to the river Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. The store was open year-round with a wide range of quality products and themed displays including Christmas tree decorations, glass baubles, ornaments, lights, crackers, gift wrap and nativity sets. The shop proved appealing to both locals and visitors from the UK and around the world and the business went from strength to strength. With input from our customers the selection expanded to present such items as artificial wreaths, garlands, picks & foliage, advent calendars and candles, boxes and single Christmas cards, linen & paper tableware, snow globes, stockings, sacks, ribbons & bows and cake decorations and UK exclusive items such as Byers Choice Carolers. Unfortunately, having contributed to the regeneration, renewal, and awareness of the London Bridge area the business was faced with a massive increase in rent due to the success of the location and in 2015 the sad decision was taken to close the retail outlet and develop and expand the online presence which up to that point had been perceived as of secondary importance. The collection has been refined and developed and now includes a number of non-chocolate Easter accessories such as fillable cardboard eggs. The original founders still maintain their day-to-day involvement in the operation of www.thechristmasshop.co.uk and hope they can assist their customers to create a magical and special Christmas celebration. We hope you enjoy looking through our products and look forward to answering any questions and enquiries you may have.