At WOOD&HAM we have so much sympathy for small shops and businesses that were forced to close their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, to do our bit to help during lockdown 1.0, we created custom artwork for a few and gave them a shout out on our Instagram! Now that they are adapting to the changing climate, many now forced to be online, we hope you take the time to #shopsmall and support your High Street this Christmas.
Below are all the businesses we gave a shout out to in lockdown 1.0 as part of our #STAYATHOME campaign.
Scroll below and be sure to visit their websites!
We discovered Pizza Brixton a couple of years ago and fell in love instantly. We stumbled across them when sheltering from the rain on 'date night' and adored their interior but most importantly their incredibly tasty pizzas! We have had many takeaway orders from them ever since. Click on the art to visit their website.
The Lemon Tree
The Lemon Tree have a number of shops across Surrey. They are a family run business that sell art, gifts, jewellery, candles and so much more! Their shops are extremely cosy places to be so when you're next passing by we recommend you visit them. They also sell a lot of their items online! Click on the art to visit their website.
Fego have a number of cafes across Surrey but we initially fell in love with their Banstead village branch. They have such a positive impact on the village with their incredibly stylish interior, amazing food and just great ambience! It’s always busy and bustling there. As a way of adapting, their cafes in Cobham, Ascot and Gerrards Cross are offering contactless delivery as well as being open for takeaways. Click on the art to visit their website.
Miss Bush is based in the most picturesque and beautiful old chapel building in the centre of Ripley, Surrey. They take the glorious experience of purchasing a wedding dress to a whole new level! We have personal experience with Miss Bush and we can confirm their level of customer care is extraordinary; we couldn't recommend them highly enough! Click on the art to visit their website.
Based in Banstead, Surrey, Mad Lilies are an amazing florist with a serious talent for all things flowers. As well as a huge variety of bouquets, their awesome shop sells so much more including candles, books, vases and some incredible interior design pieces for your home! They do wedding services and host some brilliant workshops! Do pop in now that their doors are open once more to showcase their fresh re-brand and delve into the fragrant snug. Click on the art to visit their website.
The Ramblers Rest
This place is very close to Lewis' heart having spent countless evenings amongst the dog walkers enjoying drinks next to the roaring fire. Located in leafy Coulsdon, Surrey, The Ramblers Rest is a seriously cosy pub! They adore dogs so even the muddiest of pooches are welcome inside. They regularly light their 2 fire places and many people enjoy sitting on their comfy leather chairs and relaxing over a pint or two. They also serve some delicious food, so next time you're planning your dog walk we'd recommend stopping by. Click on the art to visit their site.
Blabar: Nordic Living
As lovers of all things Scandinavian, we were so excited to come across the gem that is Blabar in Putney! Their cafe is heaven for anyone who loves stylish things! On top of all that they also make some very nice coffee and serve up scrummy food (their pancakes are our favourite). They are the definition of design so we urge you to go and visit them! Click on the art to visit their website.
If you love your exotic coffee then Perky Blenders is right up your street! They have a huge selection of top notch beans and they offer a coffee subscription service straight through your letterbox. I was given this as a gift last year and for 12 months, received a brand new freshly roasted bag of beans. Click on the art to visit their website.
YGN is such a unique company that we have a real love for. The gorgeous products they stock are all entirely handmade using up-cycled or natural materials that are ethically sourced to provide the families who make them in Myanmar with a sustainable and reliable income! Click on the art to visit their website.
Sennen Surf Co.
Sennen Surf Co. is a gorgeous rustic surf shop in the heart of Sennen cove car park in Cornwall. They are famous for their gorgeous architecture, relaxed vibe and their awesome branded clothing! They are one of the coolest shops in South Cornwall and we urge you to visit them when you're next in the area. Click on the art to visit their website.
If you are in the market for a wedding cake, birthday cake, or just a delicious postal snack then Blushing Cook is a must for you! Sammi, who makes the masterpieces, expertly merges the world of flowers (even edible ones) with the world of delicious confectionery. This custom art is actually based on a real cake that Sammi made for Imogen's birthday. Click on the art to visit their website.
CHARLIE & GINGER
Charlie & Ginger are a relatively new cafe that opened last year in our local village, Leatherhead. They have an extremely stylish interior full of greenery and scandinavian accessories. They also make SUPER tasty coffee and the scrummiest cakes: you end up not wanting to leave!! Click on the art to visit their website.
kiss the hippo coffee
Kiss the hippo takes coffee to the next level. They have a couple of locations but my favourite is in Richmond, London. When you go in there it's like stepping into a coffee filled futuristic world. The quality of their beans is outstanding which is no surprise considering it's ground on-site. Visiting them is a must for any coffee-lover. Click on the art to visit their website.
The Bespoke Vinyl Company
Terri, the owner of 'The Bespoke Vinyl Company' has dedicated her time during lockdown to raise over £8000 for additional PPE for hospital staff. What a fantastic achievement and that figure keeps rising! She also creates some brilliant personalised gifts like this very cute toy box for little Ralph. Click on the art to visit their website.