No visit to the City of London would be complete without a visit to a souvenir shop, not just to get yourself something to remember your trip by, but also to get your friends and family a little something special. Standard souvenir shops are scattered all around the city, but there are some that are much better than others – offering more than just cheap magnets and ‘I Love London’ t-shirts. If you’re at the end of your London trip and you’re looking to get a few special things to take home, check out these top souvenir shopping stores:
If you are travelling with children then the chances are that they will be less than impressed with the London stationery that’s on offer in most gift shops, so why not take a trip to Hamleys? Hamleys is a large, well known specialist children’s store that is stocked across seven floors with toys, teddies and pocket money treats that are perfect for children of all ages wanting to take something special home with them.
Crest of London
Crest of London is a chain of souvenir stores that offers a wide range of London-themed gifts. It’s one of the most popular shopping destinations in London for tourists and is easy to get to from all of our M By Montcalm Shoreditch rooms. From pencils and t shirts to toys and posters, this is where you’ll find all the iconic London souvenirs. Crest of London stores also can be found in Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Marble Arch, Whitehall and Cockspur Street.
Leicester Square’s Lego Store is the world’s largest and though Lego Stores can be found around the world, this one is a little different. Unique Lego sets with iconic London designs that cannot be found elsewhere are on sale in the store. What better way to remember London than with a special Lego set of a famous city landmark? The sets include Tower Bridge, The London Eye and Big Ben.
Though not a souvenir or gift shop as such, there are a variety of quality branded Harrods items that make for perfect presents. Harrods is one of the most famous department stores in London and it is known worldwide, so a Harrods bag or keyring is a great gift for friends for family. Harrods also has a large souvenir section with teddy bears, children’s toys and London ornaments. The Food Hall is one of Harrods standout departments and has a wide choice of branded non-perishable gifts to choose from.
As well as the above shops, there are also stalls and small stands selling gifts along many of London’s most popular roads. In fact, most shopping destinations in London will offer something in the way of a gift shop.
Whether you’re looking for something specific or want a last minute present, you won’t find it hard to get what you need.