The Best British gifts from London

The Best British gifts from London

The best British souvenirs to bring home from your London trip

London is one of the best cities in Europe to go shopping. There are legendary shopping streets like Oxford Street and King’s Road, luxurious department stores such as Harrods and Selfridges and beautiful outdoor markets like Portobello in Notting Hill. There are many things you can buy during your trip to London; unique souvenirs and a wide range of products to please your beloved ones back at home. Just remember: As soon as you book your cheap flights to London and start organizing your packing list, leave extra space in your luggage!

Top British-inspired gifts:

Tea LondonTea & Teapots: Tea enthusiasts will be thrilled with London’s teashops and tea varieties. The legendary Fortnum & Mason (181 Picadilly London WIA IER) has sold tea for over 300 years, Twinings (216 Strand, London WC2R 1AP) holds the world's oldest continually-used company logo and Whittard Chelsea 1886 (43 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2DY, 65/67 Regent Street, London W1B 4DZ, 182 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2EB) is a favorite among favorites! Travelling to London you will enjoy authentic afternoon tea at the city’s tearooms. Some of the best afternoon tea is served at Fortnum & Mason, Brown’s Hotel and Claridge’s.

A Burberry scarf: A cashmere scarf in check camel is a must-buy during your trip to London. The classic scarf is made at a 200-year-old mill in the Scottish countryside, washed in local spring water and brushed with teasels for a super-soft finish! Address: 121 Regent St, Mayfair, London W1B 4TB, 21-23 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 2RE.

Beefeater TeddyHarrods’ teddy bears & soft toys: Your children will get excited with Harrods bear and soft toys. The luxurious department store on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge is famous for the British Beefeater Teddy bears and the cute stuffed animals and plush toys. An adorable souvenir that will be loved by young and old back home! Address: 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL.

A “James Smith & Sons” umbrella: If you are looking for a special gift, James Smith & Sons is a charming Victorian shop where you will find great gifts for modern gentlemen such as umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks. Address: Hazelwood House, 53 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1BL, UK.

A “Jo Malone” cologne: Women love toiletries. Jo Malone’s perfume, colognes, bath and body products make great gifts for the women in your life. Whether you are shopping for your mother, sister or wife, there’s a wide range of fragrances, skin care and home scents to bring home from a trip to London! Address: 101, Regent St, Mayfair, London W1B 4EZ, 11 King St, London WC2E 8HN.

Other gifts: There are many other gifts and souvenirs that you can buy when travelling to London such as post cards from Covent Garden, double-decker tins & telephone box key rings from Piccadilly Circus, souvenirs from Camden town and a bottle of Hendrick's Gin for your pals (available at Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, Oddbins, Selfridges, Majestic, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason).