How to win at Christmas gifting

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Nothing makes us panic buy quite like the countdown to the festive season, but fear not, there’s a perfect pressie waiting for each of the tricky-to-buy-for friends and relations on your seemingly endless Christmas shopping list…

The other half:

Sometimes the person you know best is the hardest person to buy for, why is that? The best solution, unless you have been taking thoughtful notes throughout the year, is a new outfit from Next or a scent from The Perfume Shop. The result – a dapper other half and heaps of brownie points for yourself. You’re welcome.

The far-flung relation:

You don’t know their taste, rarely see them, and socks seem like such a cliché. The best thing for this person is definitely a bottle of something festive from Tesco. If you don’t know your Baileys from your Bordeaux then ask the in-store experts for guidance, and if you know for a fact that they don’t drink, a delicious bottle of non-alcoholic punch is equally as thoughtful. 

The beauty obsessive:

This person already has every product recommended by beauty bloggers and wouldn’t dream about being seen in public without a contour. To wow them with a gift, it’s got to produce selfie-worthy results, and also have serious dressing-table appeal. A beauty advent calendar from Superdrug will keep them on their (perfectly manicured) toes. Containing a new product for every day in December, this will keep them busy beautifying right through party season and beyond. Take note though, this can’t wait for the tree, it’ll need to be gifted a little early!

The kid:

Despite the fact that Santa is a very busy man and seems to have the whole ‘present giving’ thing in hand, even he may need a little now and again. If the elves are overworked in your area, a nip to Tesco will usually do the trick. If you need more guidance the top shops have published their lists of top toys for 2017, just don’t forget a pack of batteries if required, or you may be responsible for a few tears on Christmas morning.

The Teen:

If you don’t want to receive the classic eye-roll when your teen unwraps your gift, don’t even pretend to guess what is cool. Best to leave it to them, give them a voucher for River Island so they can shop up a storm with their friends and choose some cool insta-ready threads. Just don’t raise an eyebrow when they show you what they bought, your opinions are SO last decade.

The Pet:

The fluffiest member of the family needn’t be left out of the present giving.  Pet gifts are amongst the cutest and there’s loads to choose from at Poundland. From Brussel Sprout and Gingerbread shaped chew toys, xmas dog jumpers, and other stocking fillers, to Santa-shaped hamster beds and chewing garlands for the tiniest of pets. We’re sure that they’ll thank you in their own way, let’s just hope it’s not with a ‘present’ of their own on the carpet…

The hard-working present buyer (YOU!):

If all this amazingly well thought-through present buying has left you feeling a little drained, then a trip to Starbucks for a cuppa is very necessary and very well deserved, you could even have a mince pie or two!

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Getting here

Surrey Quays
Redriff Road
SE16 7LL
020 7237 5282
  • Car

    Surrey Quays is located a quarter of a mile from the southern exit of the Rotherhithe tunnel, 2 miles from Tower Bridge. Enter SE16 7LL into your SatNav device. 

  • Train

    You can catch overground trains from Dalston Junction and West Croydon directly to Surrey Quays station.

    You can also take the Jubilee line to Canada Water station, which is situated on the edge of our car park. Journey times are 3 minutes from Canary Wharf, 10 minutes from Whitechapel and 15 minutes from Stratford.

  • Bus

    London Bus services to the centre include: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 and P12.


Pick up your Amazon order at Surrey Quays. The lockers are located opposite the toilets on the ground level. 

We have a great car wash and valet service at Surrey Quays. You will find the car wash located adjacent to the main entrance doors within the red zone of our car park.

Click & Collect services are available from a whole range of retailers at Surrey Quays - please refer to our 'Click & Collect' page for a list of retailers offering this service. 

Many of our stores offer gift cards, so you don't have to struggle with searching for the perfect present. Just ask in-store for more details. 

There is a petrol station next to Tesco.

There isn't a Shopmobility service but wheelchairs are available for hire free of charge from the Security Office, located just past the Management office. Please note identification is required.

Surrey Quays is a WorldHost Recognised Business. The world-class customer service training programme is recognised throughout the UK for its commitment to customer service.


Public facilities can be found on the ground and first floors of the centre and also within Tesco.

Cash points are located within HSBC and Halifax, as well as outside of Tesco. 

We have a noticeboard located outside of Tesco where you can advertise non-commercial events and activities of a local community nature.

To make use of this facility, simply bring along an A4 laminated advert to the Centre Management office and we will display your advert on the board for you. Please call by the Centre Management office for more information. 

We have 1,300 free* parking spaces available including disabled spaces and bays for parents with toddlers.

*for up to 4 hours; No return within 2 hours

Any vehicle on site over the 4 hour maximum stay period will be liable to a parking charge as displayed on the signage on site.

For any parking queries please contact
To appeal Parking Charge Notices you must follow the appeals process which can be processed online or by post;
Post: High View Parking Ltd, PO BOX 3573, Barnet, EN5 9QA

We are proud that our car park has been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

Our Quiet Room is located on the ground floor adjacent to the public toilets. The room is a retreat for reflection, solitude and contemplation and is available for customers, guests and staff.

Our British Heart Foundation textile bins are located outside Surrey Quays between the two main entrances. 

Please feel free to take home any book that you would like to read. If you've finished a book, we would invite you to donate it to this library for others to enjoy. The library is on the ground floor heading towards the Centre Management office.

Public facilities can be found on the ground and first floors of Surrey Quays and also within Tesco.

At Surrey Quays, we now offer a FREE BT Wi-fi service to all our shoppers. Wi-fi is also available in Tesco and Starbucks.