Ah, holidays… Walking around without looking at tour watch, taking the time to really enjoy things… And, the last few days, remember. Hadn’t we promised to send a postcard? Damn! Rush, and once you have them, never kknow what to write. Then remains the souvenir part: what to get for Auntie Josie or you best friend who is always so trendy?
The first trip to London is pretty easy – you’ll happily settle for the stereotypes: Big Ben, horseguards, red double deckers… You’ll find cheap ones at the Jubilee Hall Market in Covent Garden.
But at the third trip or if you live here, what to choose? You woud eat your bear fur hat rather than buy another red bus card.
You can still go for the National Gallery: they have a fab collection figuring great paintings…
Or choose a touch of British humour at Paperchase…
I love to stop at the London Transport Museum shop. Not only is the museum itself fab, whether you’re on your own or with a family (especially as kids uner 16 go free), but it is at a perfect location with animations, shops, cafes and cupcakes all around.
This is my best souvenirs place in the city. Mugs applauding the best places in the city, reedition of posters from the 70ies, miniature buses and cabs for the little ones, travel books, Mind the gap magnets, great Tshirts, Ted Baker oystercards… And even bags, keyrings and cushions using the most famous motifs from the underground fabrics!
As for your writing skills? Well, why not got for those postcards showing old advertisments for the tube?
Or those – very new at the shop and soooo funny!
What about you? What kind of cards do you like to send?
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB
Tube: Covent Garden