Your London holiday has been great, definitely one of those trips you won’t forget for the rest of your life? But the perfect souvenir is missing? You walk markets and souvenir shops up and down, but don’t find a suitable souvenir for London? You are looking for something different than those worn out and boring presents? Then this article is certainly the right spot for starting your search! HostelsClub is presenting creative as well as known souvenirs from the British capital!
The usual souvenirs
Like in every other touristy city of the world, you’ll also find in London key fobs, bags, cups, miniatures, caps and T-shirts. Whether you look for the British flag, the red double-decker bus, the particular black cab, the famous red phone booth, the underground symbol or the Big Ben – I’ll guarantee that you will find those motives literally on every corner. A bit more edgy is the Mind the Gap symbol; a slogan you will hear frequently in a psychedelic way at the underground stations.
The various interesting museums and shops are not just worth a visit, but often you will find here some fancy presents. In the Tate Modern you could buy a solar-powered lamp, while in the Science Museum boomerangs, model air planes and science kits are popular souvenirs.
A small insider tip: Instead of buying overpriced souvenirs directly at the souvenir shops, I suggest to take your bag on a Saturday morning and visit one of the plenty markets in London. Most probably you will find the same object half priced!
Edible and drinkable memories
Although the British aren’t famous for their cooking skills, the British couisine is better than its reputation! For whom it’s enough just trying a British meal should definitely try the traditional Fish & Chips as well as a rich British breakfast.
Who prefers taking something back home, could take a piece of Cheddar cheese or a cup of English jam or honey. Besides biscuits and tee bags are thoroughly popular presents. Especially the tee bag boxes are often very well designed, for example in the shape of the Big Ben or a phone booth; therefore they can be re-used after the finishing of the delicious tea.
P.S. You can enlarge your own collection of beermats by visiting a British pub!
Our suggestion–A Bag for Life
Just recently I read an article about the huge pollution problem we have due to plastic bags. They are used on a daily base, but quite difficult to recycle. Due to their low price they are just used once and then thrown away.
If you feel to help solving that problem,go green and at the same time take a great souvenir from London, you just need to go to one of the various supermarkets and get one of those bags for life. The handy cloth bags are available in different sizes, usually decorated with cool motives, support your environment and at the same time for sure they will help you remembering London! Whether you take them as a bag for the gym, for the weekly shopping or as an alternative for the backpack for university: Those bags can be used in every possible way! My insider tip!
The self-made poster
You don’t want to spend much money for a souvenir, but instead would like to be creative and create your own souvenir? We suggest to take your camera, take your own perfect shot of London and finally print out the photo you like most in poster size. Just walk through the streets of London and for sure you will be inspired to take your beautiful picture of London. There are so many nice spots in London, that it’s almost impossible not taking at least one shot worth a print. Just wait a few minutes close to the Big Ben and take a photo while a red double-decker bus is passing under the Big Ben or book a ride on the London Eye for a wonderful panoramic view of London.