The Wishing Garden

Open Today

09:30 - 20:00
Surrey Quays Wishmas Owl

Santa and The Wishmas Owl 

9th – 24th December

Welcome to the Wishing Garden, where wishes are made, and magic grows! 

The Owlet Elves will entertain, playing games and telling stories of the great Wishmas Owl. Then step up to meet Santa himself, make a wish and watch the majestic Wishmas Owl open its giant wings and scoop your wish up into the Christmas skies!

This is a festive theatrical adventure from start to finish, sure to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit!

*This is a free event, however, there is an opportunity to purchase professional photos of your experience.


Wishing Garden Opening Hours 

The Wishing Garden can be found in the main atrium. There is no need to book, simply turn up and enjoy!

9th December | Christmas Eve

Weekdays | 1pm – 6pm

Weekends | 11am – 5pm

20th, 23rd and 24th December | 11am – 5pm


Twit-Twoo look at you

Twit-twoo – Look at you!

Win a pair of 12-month Odeon Limitless cards

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the Wishing Garden*.

The Wishmas Owl really is spectacular and something you don’t want to miss, especially when the 6-meter wings are open and on full display. 

Why not have a selfie or take a photo and share, with your Christmas wishes, to your friends and family!

Share using the hashtag #WishmasOwl and tag @SurreyQuays for a chance to win 2 x 12-month Odeon Limitless Cards!

Terms and conditions apply. Closing date for entries midnight on 24.12.2019

*Twit-twoo – Look at You! -  Opening Hours

Monday to Friday | 9am – 12pm & 6.30pm – 8pm

Saturday’s | 9am – 10am & 6pm – 8pm

20th & 23rd | 9am – 10am & 6pm – 8pm

Christmas Eve | 9am – 10am only 



The Wishing Garden can be found in the main atrium.


Special Requirements:

There is no need to book, simply turn up and enjoy! If you have any special requirements or have a child with a disability please make the Owlet Elves aware when you arrive so we can make your experience as magical and enjoyable as possible.

Although we do not take bookings, if you have a large group or a group that requires specialist assistance, please call the centre management team in advance so we can try and accommodate your needs.


Pre- schoolers and After School

Please be aware that weekends will be busy, so why not visit us during the week? We are open till 6pm Monday to Friday, so plenty of time to get in a visit after school. If you have pre-school children, why to visit before 3pm to avoid the rush!

For more information, Please call: 0207 237 5282 

*This is a free event, however, there is an opportunity to purchase professional photos of your experience.

General opening times


Store opening times may vary. Food, cinema and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Additional opening times

Surrey Quays Rotherhithe Store opening times may vary. Food, cinema and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

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.

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