Santa's Lap: Gifts For Geeks

By Lindsey Last edited 123 months ago
Santa's Lap: Gifts For Geeks

Every day this month the Londonist team will be pointing you in the direction of a Christmas present that (with a bit of luck) you won't already have on your list. Climb up onto our collective lap and we'll see what we can move from our sack to your stockings...

We're the first to admit we verge on the obsessive about London and embrace all sorts of geeks in our midst. With this in mind, we've rounded up gift memberships from some of our favourite specialist cultural institutions. It might be too late to order online and get the packs on time but you can always go and visit in person. Each and every one comes with a warm and fuzzy glow from the knowledge that you're supporting these ace places.

For just £20 you can make a trainspotter very happy with LTM Friends membership allowing free entry to the museum for a year, discounts in the shop and cafe and opportunities to play with trains volunteer.

Our Flickr obsessed friends might swoon over membership of The Photographers' Gallery, newly relocated to Soho. £35 will solicit invitations to private views, free tickets to talks and events and discounts in the bookshop.

If you've been following the Design Museum debate, you might wish to grant the design inclined in your life Friend status for £50 so they can take advantage of unlimited free entry and those all important private view invitations and shop discounts.

BFI membership should thrill your favourite film anorak for just £35 making them feel special with priority booking, invitations to member events, all sorts of discounts on stuff and a voucher for 2 for the screening of their choice.

Finally, the Museums of London and Docklands have got a special Christmas offer on. Spend £40 on becoming a friend and get free entrance to Docklands and all special exhibitions, discounts galore and more and the option to buy the 'London: The Illustrated History' for half price to boot.

Check out all our other Christmas shopping ideas.

Trainspotter by Jack Goffe Photography via the Londonist Flickr group.

Last Updated 18 December 2008