Christmas Shipping

MARGATE Christmas Opening Hours
We will be open for business as usual until Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve - 11am - 3pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
Sunday 27th - Closed
Monday 28th - Closed
Tuesday 29th -  Open 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 30th - Open 11am - 5pm
Thursday 31st - Open  11am - 5pm
Friday 1st - Closed
Saturday 2nd - Open 11am - 5pm, usual hours resume from this date
last christmas postage dates

In light of the changing coronavirus restrictions announced on Saturday 19th December 2020, we have made the difficult decision to make the following changes to our timed guarantees for our Special Delivery by 9am and 1pm services:

For Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am and Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm items posted on Wednesday 23rd December we are suspending our delivery guarantee.
While we cannot currently provide a guarantee that items posted on Wednesday 23rd December will arrive prior to Christmas due to the impact of the new coronavirus restrictions, we can assure you that we will be endeavouring to deliver all items as quickly as possible. We know how important this is.
Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am and Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm items posted up to and including Tuesday 22nd December remain unchanged.
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Please check that your CHRISTMAS orders will arrive on time by reviewing our updated posting chart below.

** Happy Shopping! **


Royal Mail 2nd Class and Signed For: Friday 18th December Midday
Royal Mail 1st Class: Monday 21st December Midday

UPS Monday 21st December Midday

International Standard and Tracked & Signed


9th December

Africa, Asia, Middle and Far East, Caribbean, Central America, South America


10th December

Malta, Cyprus


11th December

Australia, New Zealand, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Greece


12th December

Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Finland, Poland, Sweden, USA 


16th December

Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Switzerland, Spain, Slovakia, Portugal, Norway, Netherlands


18th December

Ireland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg