Sunday 18th June is Father’s Day and just the excuse we need to spoil the important men in our lives. If you’re stuck for inspiration, Miranda Jessop has uncovered a variety of irresistible gift ideas right here in Twickenham.
We are lucky to live in such a picturesque area and dads of all ages will appreciate a painting of a local river scene. These watercolours are by Twickenham artist, Jim Gordon. From £140.
Lovers Lights Gallery, 23 Church Street
Full of gorgeous and unique treasures, you'll be spoilt for choice in Allissias Attic. Office sign £19.
Allissias Attic, 42 Church Street
If he’s the life and soul of the party, dad will enjoy sharing drinks with his friends from this chic shot paddle. £34.99.
Season Cookshop, 33 King Street
Splash out on a pair of unusual cufflinks created by Jo Downs, one of the world's most respected fused glass designers. £30
Glass by Jo Downs, 136 Heath Road
As well as the usual breakfast menu, chef Alex Bentley, formerly of The Petersham, will be serving up a variety of delicious lunch specials including Aberdeen Angus rib of beef, Gloucester Old Spot glazed gammon, Port Isaac crabs and scallops.
The Canteen, 10 London Road
Book a table at TW2 Bar and Grill and dad will enjoy a complimentary pint of draught lager. As well as the usual mouth-watering Sunday roast selection (£13.95), there will be a sharing steak special for just £30 and why not add a lobster tail (£12.50) to really make it a meal to remember.
TW2 Bar and Grill, 80-82 The Green
There’s nothing more touching than a homemade card from the kids and here in Twickenham we have our very own family-run art shop where you will find a fabulous range of colourful card, glitter, paints, glues and much, much more.
Star Print, 20 Heath Road
Let the expert team at Snappy Snaps transform favourite family photos into personalised gifts he will treasure forever. There’s also 25% of all canvas prints.
Snappy Snaps, 3 London Road
Spruce him up with a trendy haircut and some designer threads, all at the same time.
Clipper and Cloth, 60 Heath Road
If dad’s always fancied his chances at catching a whopper, you’ll find all the fishing tackle needed to get him hooked at Chapmans.
Percy Chapman & Son Ltd, 2-4 Colne Road
Dads dining at The Albany on Father’s Day will be rewarded with a well-deserved free beer on the house.
The Albany, 1 Queen’s Road
And finally, if he could do with a bit more pedal power, why not book dad in for a free test ride at Twickenham’s new electric bike shop.
50Cycles Electric Bikes, 46-48 London Road