It’s the most wonderful time of the year – feel-good films on the telly, mulled drinks on tap and a whole month of festive cheer to look forward to. Of course, in amongst all that, there’s the Christmas shopping to do, but don’t fret, because there’s a way to make sure everyone gets brilliant pressies and have yourself a lovely time rounding them up.
London is home to some of the best communities of small, independent shops in the world, so if you’re not getting out there and making use of them, quite frankly, you’re missing out.
Every year, through Shop Small, American Express proudly backs the wonderful small businesses in London and across the country. From dinky antiques shops to cosy neighbourhood cafés, they’ve helped shine a light on all manner of operations that may be small in size, but are big on charm.
Save when you shop
Launching on Small Business Saturday (December 1), Shop Small is back for 2018. With the Shop Small offer, American Express Cardmembers just need to spend £10 or more at a participating outlet to receive a £5 statement credit. The offer runs December 1–16, the offer can be redeemed once per location but there’s no limit to how many outlets you can redeem it at. So get shopping, and keep an eye out for the Shop Small window stickers when you're out and about! Terms apply.*
Here’s our pick of the best smaller shopping streets where you can get involved.