Thursday, 8 December 2016

#London Christmas Shopping No.9: The London Transport Museum @ltmuseum

Daily Constitutional editor Adam Scott-Goulding writes…

It's back! The annual London Christmas Shopping Guide from The Daily Constitutional!



This year I'll be including museum gift shops and markets for gift ideas. 


As well as gifts I'll be pointing you toward local London shops for the best in Christmas food and drink. Where relevant, I'll list the London Walks tour that finishes near the shop in question.



As usual, you can drop me a line with your own tips by emailing the usual address, by leaving a comment below or via Twitter.


The London Transport Museum



Adam picks… For the London-iest of London-y gifts I always head to the shop at the Transport Museum in Covent Garden. There are great books on the history of mass transit and wonderful posters from the golden age of Tube advertising in the mid 20th century. Those same designs can also be found on mugs and tea towels.

But for that special London-flavoured gift, I'd recommend the "tartan of the clan MacLondon"…



The moquette fabric that has adorned the seats on Tube carriages and buses since the 1930s can now be brought into your home on cushions, bags and wallets.


Ask me for directions at the end of my Inside Covent Garden tour on Thursdays


You can find the London Transport Museum here…



Christmas 2016 With London Walks…


On Christmas Day there are TWO London Walks: 

Walk up an appetite with The Christmas Morning 1660 Walk – meet at 11:00a.m by the big tree in Trafalgar Square



Walk off the pudding with The Christmas Day Charles Dickens Walk – meet by the big tree in Trafalgar Square at 2:00pm








A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.



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