London Christmas Gift Guide: Transport Lovers' Edition

By Londonist Last edited 58 months ago
London Christmas Gift Guide: Transport Lovers' Edition

Christmas is coming, and we're here to give all you early bird shoppers a helping hand by pointing you gently in the direction of some London-themed gift ideas. This week we're tackling those tricky-to-buy-for transport lovers.

Who said transport geekery wasn't fashionable? Look the biz in this London bus brooch from those clever people at Tatty Devine, a jewellery company run out of a workshop in the East End.
Tatty Devine London Bus Brooch, £35

Know someone who can't get enough of the tube? Let Londonist's resident tube geek Geoff Marshall give them all the London Underground trivia they could ever need with our Secrets of the Underground DVD. Geoff visits all 11 tube lines plus the DLR, sharing history, secret shortcuts and other things you've probably never noticed about the stations you visit every day. DVD also includes 20 minutes of bonus footage and an insight into London's abandoned stations.
Secrets of the Underground DVD, £11.99

For most Routemaster fans, this is the closest they'll get to actually owning the iconic London bus. The Haynes Manual offers information on owning, restoring and operating a Routemaster. There's also an insight into the Routemaster's story, from design and development to production.
Routemaster Bus Enthusiasts' Manual, £12.99

If they've got all the London books they could ever want, give them a helping hand to store them with this London taxi bookend. The London black taxi was recently voted as London's favourite transport design icon so you can't go wrong for a transport lover with this one. If they're not into books, how about the black taxi cab letter rack? Several other London icons, including the bus, are available as bookends.
Taxi Bookends, £18

Put your best foot forward and never get lost underground in these tube map socks. Harry Beck's map is instantly recognisable, even when it's twisted around your toes. The price makes this a great idea for a Secret Santa gift or stocking filler (no pun intended).
Underground map socks, £6.99

Why should little Londoners miss out on the fun? This crochet bus rattle is a great way to introduce them to the wonder that is the London transport system from birth — and as they get older, it gives them something to wave at the buses as they drive past.
London bus rattle, £14.99

Double commuter points on this travel mug. Not only does it let you take your morning caffeine fix with you when you're running late, but it's also got the central part of the tube map printed on it for ease of navigation.
London Underground travel mug, £12.99

Looking for more London gift inspiration? Take a look at our Londonist range of t-shirts, mugs, phone cases and more, perfect for any London aficionado.

Last Updated 17 November 2015