While we’re sure this fact hasn’t escaped your notice, here’s a gentle reminder that Christmas is now only 10 days away. If you’re struggling to find gifts, here are our suggestions for the lover of London in your life. Far better than your average souvenir…

London in a bag

Can’t decide what to give them, then why not give them the whole city? This dinky London city in a bag is only £10 from Southbank Centre.

London landmark bookend

London landmarks are also celebrated in these London bookends by Susan Bradley. Each design celebrates a different architectural highlight, from Battersea Power Station to the Gherkin. They’re £18.40 each from Not On The High Street.

City Clips London page mark

Bibliophiles also can celebrate the city’s architectural landmarks (and not lose their place in their book) with these stylish stainless steel London city clip page markers. A set is £6.75. Also take a look at the Monuminis, miniature scale models of famous buildings, also available from Another Studio.

London skyline decorative tape

London skyline decorative tape is the perfect way to prettify a parcel. It’s by Cecily Vessey and is £8.

London tube map shower curtain

Who needs Journey Planner, when you can plan your whole journey while in the shower using this London Underground shower curtain? It’s £24.95 from Stanford’s.

London bus Christmas lighting

London transport also gets a festive makeover with these London buses festive lights. Lovingly handcrafted and painted, they’re £16 from The Lighting Bug.


One for real devotees is the London Transport Museum moquette collection. Using the material that’s so familiar from tube or bus sets, you can buy it on everything from key rings, through to chairs and sofas.

London transport map

Herb Lester maps are a great way to explore the capital. Each of these beautifully illustrated maps focus on a different aspect of the city, from its food to its music. The maps are £4 each, or you can get a London collection for £20.

Or, our favourite way to get to know London, is on one of the Insider London tours. You can buy a gift voucher for any of our tours, whether a whistle-stop history of the tube or getting into the festive spirit (quite literally) with our History of Drinking Tour. Take a look at to the left hand column to see our full range: all of our tours are available in gift voucher form, and the voucher can be redeemed on a date that suits the recipient – meaning you have something to look forward to once the Christmas period is over, and the last present has been unwrapped, too.