October 2011


The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) has unveiled its range of specially selected Christmas gifts with prices starting from as little £2.50. The Christmas range will be available from the beginning of November at the Shop at the Old Royal Naval College.

The Old Royal Naval College has unveiled its range of specially selected Christmas gifts with prices starting from as little £2.50.

The Christmas range will be available from the beginning of November at the Shop at the Old Royal Naval College, one of the UK’s leading heritage attractions set in the heart of Greenwich.

It includes beautiful bespoke stained glass Christmas decorations from Greenwich-based designer-maker Delia Scales, London design company Locomocean’s London Skyline lights and Susan Bradley’s London Landmarks bookends and letter trays. Celebrating the anniversary of the Festival of Britain, the ORNC Christmas range also features Magpie’s Festival cups and saucers and espresso sets designed in collaboration with Mini Moderns.

The Shop at the Old Royal Naval College will also be one of the only London outlets for items from further afield including Joy Bates’ handmade woollen scarves, hats and cushion covers (Joy initially gained success selling her hand knitted jumpers to Paul Smith), Lovely Pigeon earrings and brooches by the Scottish designer Kirsty Thomas and the Life’s a Party range of angels, lanterns and flowers by the leading Dutch designer Jurianne Matter.

The Shop at the Old Royal Naval College will also be selling brooches, cufflinks and a selection of cards from ARTHOUSE Meath this Christmas. The non-profit Centre of Excellence ARTHOUSE Meath celebrates the artistic talents of adults living with learning difficulties and severe Epilepsy.

“With its independent shops and celebrated market Greenwich has a reputation as a centre of creativity and design,” says Karine Lepeuple, Director of Commercial and Visitor Services at the ORNC. “The Old Royal Naval College shop will this year offer a very special selection of bespoke and designer gifts at prices to suit all pockets.”

“We have sourced our products from the best of local and London talent as well as offering items that are either unique to our shop or only available in a small number of other London outlets.”

Only a short tube or train ride from the heart of London’s West End a trip to Greenwich offers both a great day out and access to some of the best independent shopping in the capital.

‘Greenwich offers a unique shopping experience, unlike any other in London, thanks to its eclectic mix of shops and boutiques and of course, Greenwich Market with its designer makers. This new festive offer of locally created, beautifully crafted gifts at the Shop at the ORNC will add to the fantastic mix and promises to be a real bonus for Christmas shoppers.’ Jane Macdiarmid, Property Manager Greenwich Hospital.

There will be late night shopping ,with complimentary glass of wine, in the Shop at ORNC from 5pm – 7pm on Wednesday 30 November. This follows on the annual Greenwich Lantern Parade which sets of from the steps of the ORNC at 4pm.

ORNC and Greenwich market are also getting together to offer “Christmas Wishes” children’s workshops in The Clore Learning Centre at 3.30pm on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November with  three of the designer makers from Greenwich Market running workshops. Suzbeenbusy will help create ‘stained glass’ Christmas window decorations. Becky from Alice Thimble will help decorate little Christmas gift boxes and make 'vintage' style Christmas cards, and Heart to Heart  will help decorate wooden plaques and tree decorations. Suitable for children age 7 upwards.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Shop at the Old Royal Naval College is located in the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre beside the Greenwich Tourist Information Office in Cutty Sark Gardens. It is open seven days a week from 10am – 5pm. For further information visit www.ornc.org/shop

For further information on Greenwich market visit www.shopgreenwich.co.uk


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