KNOW WHERE TO FIND A TURKEY
The supermarket shelves look like a plague of locusts has attacked them, but it isn’t all over till the fat bird squawks. Balham butchers Chadwicks (109 Balham High Rd, SW12 9AP) always keeps a few spare turkeys for emergencies, and in 13 years has never sent anyone home empty-handed – even if it means a more offbeat choice, like cockerel (still, beats a plate of tripe).
ORDER A TAKEAWAY
Order by Thursday December 19 and you could get a three-course Christmas dinner for four delivered to your door. Go for mackerel paté to start followed by roast duck for mains – you’ll get all the ingredients plus recipes in a bag, and you won’t have to step foot in a supermarket! £79.
Or here’s some other restaurants open on Christmas Day.