Not interested in a Mind the Gap thong for Christmas or a faux Burberry umbrella for Chanukah? Like other world cities, the list of cheap souvenir possibilities is endless with so many iconic London images to copy and boy are they ever …
- Big Ben
- Bobby hats
- Red telephone booths
- Double decker buses
- Black cabs
- Bearskin hat topped guards
- Beefeaters / Yeoman Warders
- Tower Bridge
- Union Jack
- The Royal Family
- Fish- n-chips
Not to worry though, London is overflowing with tasteful presents perfect for the holidays.
2012 Olympic apparel and stuffed toys: Glorious Britain
London in a bag: Heal’s
Soccer jerseys aka football shirts, London’s 5 premiership teams are Aresnal, Chelsea, Fulham, Tottenham and West Ham. Knock off shirts can be found on most souvenir kiosks,official kits can be purchased from the stadium stores, sports stores and Harrods.
Anything Wimbledon – The All England Lawn Tennis Club Museum
Emma Bridgewater Pottery Union Jack collection -stores in Fulham, Marylebone and Chiswick
Union Jack dog doorstop – John Lewis
The classic Brown Betty teapot – Harrods
Pint glasses from London’s Fuller’s Brewery
Marmite (the infamous English yeast extract spread) T-shirt, beats an Oxford University T-shirt which isn’t in London by the way – Selfridges
Links of London charms – various stores
Commemorative Prince William and Kate Middleton royal engagement and royal wedding keepsake are in mass production as I type. Beware, they will be on every street corner and tourist tat shop in town.
Proper tchotchke cheap and cheerful souvenirs-
Don’t waste time on those cheesey souvenir stalls in time. Save all of the magnet. keychain, t-shirt shopping for killing time at the airport at Glorious Britain.