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Category Archive: London souvenirs

How to find the perfect gift from London

What’s the perfect present to take home from London? That’s the question I answered recently for The Club, the digital travel magazine for members of the British Airways Executive Club. My brief was to find the best presents from London for your parents; a friend; your lover; a child; and yourself. Naturally, I recommended that […]

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Wee Olympic finds: The top 30 non-crap London souvenirs

I’ve been obsessed with London souvenirs for as long as I can remember. From the spectacularly crap to the artfully awesome, there is something about a flash of Routemaster Red that makes my inner magpie sing. Over the last few months I’ve brought you the top 10 London souvenir mugs; the 25 best London Olympic […]

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Best of British: Liberty print Union Jack scarf

I’ve always thought that the savviest and most stylish souvenir one can take home from London is a Liberty scarf. On my first trip to London I didn’t have quite the budget to stretch to a proper Liberty scarf, but I made do with a large cotton Liberty handkerchief, which I subsequently wore knotted around […]

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Wee finds: Top 10 London souvenir mugs

This has the potential to be the worst blog post in the history of the blogging. Seriously, London Olympics souvenir mugs, you’re asking? But apparently they’re one of the fastest-moving souvenirs that visitors to London (and lovers of London) take home, and there are some truly wretched examples out there. So as the unofficial ambassador […]

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5 good things you should see (and buy) in London right now

1. The Animal Olympics Can you see one of Charlotte Cory’s brilliantly bonkers artworks lining the centuries-old walls of Windsor Castle? Apparently it’s true, and word is that the Queen is a huge fan of the London artist. (I’d believe anything after her starring role in the James Bond skit). You can see what all […]

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The 25 best London Olympic Games souvenirs: the non-tat edition

Medal Necklace by Tatty Devine. You know I love me some awesome London souvenirs. So I’ve been in a veritable flap all year with Britain’s designers putting their considerable talent behind all sorts of desirable and highly collectable stuff to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and the 2012 London Olympic Games. You won’t find any […]

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