This is a sponsored article on behalf of London Transport Museum.
Christmas Shopping At London Transport Museum 2013
Any Londoner knows that the capital’s transport system plays a huge part in shaping our city’s character and cultural identity. London Transport Museum celebrates London’s illustrious and ever-changing transport heritage and as such, its shop is a treasure trove of design, nostalgia, colour and exclusive items that can’t be found anywhere else.
Whether you’re after a gift for the home or a collector’s item, a retro slice of London or a contemporary piece, the shop has a huge range and allows you to take the best of London’s transport home with you, in whichever fashion you like.
Bold and beautiful, the tube line colours are iconic. Designed exclusively by designer Michelle Mason for London Transport Museum, the Lines for All Seasons cushion makes for a vibrant gift, while the Colours of the Underground Storage Tin is practical and punchy. Another icon, the London skyline, is depicted in a letter rack by designer Susan Bradley, and guests can be welcomed into the home with a ‘Way In’ Underground-style doormat.
We love the range of moquette accessories on offer. If you’ve ever admired the patterning on your daily train seat then you can pick up glasses cases, iPad and iPhone covers, wallets and even a sofa (if you want to splash out) in your favourite moquette designs. Or add a geeky edge to your festive celebrations with a moquette stocking and decorations.
Fashion conscious buyers can indulge in items such as a pure new wool Charcoal Morris Scarf from the Scottish Highlands and a leather-trimmed clutch bag with specially re-created leopard-print fabric (originally designed for the Midland Red Coach in 1959).
Little ones are catered for, too. A wooden City of London Train Set containing familiar London sights such as Buckingham Palace alongside the London tube, bus and taxi is perfect for little and big kids alike (we’re looking at you, Dad). An incredibly sweet Breakfast Express Trio Set features three fine bone china "carriages" that together make the Breakfast Express to cart along your morning egg, toast and salt/pepper seller.
For something more indulgent, London Transport Museum shop also offers a range of limited edition prints and artwork. Stephen Walter’s Subterranea Print is a beautifully detailed work that allows you to track the tube lines throughout the streets of London. A selection of retro London Underground posters that span a century of transport design, plus Gail Brodholt paintings and Tobias Till’s charming London A-Z prints are also recommended.
Last Updated 28 November 2013