Best Things to Buy In London

An Umbrella from the James Smith & Sons

Smith & Sons have been selling umbrellas since 1830, located in an original Victorian shop near Tottenham Court Road and Holborn tube stations.

Hampers from Fortnum & Mason

Their tea hampers are always my go-to gift but they have a whole range of products that you can choose from.

Tea from Whittard or Twinings

The English love their tea and there is no better classic souvenir than this. From traditional British tea to an assortment of flavours there a tea flavour for you.

An Oyster Card

It’s a great souvenir as they are iconic to London and who knows how long they are going to last with contactless now being used more widely.

Potter Merchandise

Head to Kings Cross Station to platform 9 ¾ and you will magically be taken through the barriers to the Hogwarts express. Make your way into Olivanders to choose your wand or walk down the hallways and pick up some school uniforms.

London’s Print: Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston is a quintessentially British lifestyle brand, their iconic prints are now available in 16+ countries but buying it in London just makes it that more authentic.

Fabric from Liberty of London

Liberty Department Store opened its doors in 1875 and has become a London institution. Those that love sewing and quilting will be in heaven here! Buy some of their famous fabrics to make a beautiful dress, skirt, top or a lovely memory to a quilt.