Gorgeous London-Themed Treats For World Book Day

By Zoe Craig Last edited 23 months ago
Gorgeous London-Themed Treats For World Book Day

Treat yourself to one of these gorgeous London literary-inspired items this World Book Day.

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Enjoy the wit and wisdom of Sherlock and his creator Arthur Conan Doyle in this deerstalker-topped silhouette of London's most famous consulting detective.
A Study in Sherlock, £55

Or try this subtler nod to the super sleuth. There's something really pleasing about the slick minimalism employed by the design team at Casemill.
221B phone case, £14.99

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Celebrate one of Dickens' most popular London novels with this gorgeous orange mug.
Great Expectations Penguin mug, £8.99

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Another stunning print from the people at Run for the Hills, this is perfect for all you Dickens and London fans out there. Anachronistic; tongue in cheek; we love it.
Best of Times, Worst of Times artwork, from £75

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Combine your love of reading with your love of baking with these brilliant cookie cutters from the Literary Gift Company. Choose from biting off Dickens's beard or nibbling on Sherlock's doorknob after recreating his famous 221b Baker Street address in baked biscuit dough.
Dickens / 221B cookie cutter, £7.95

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There's so much to admire about this reworking of London's iconic tube map as a journey through the English-speaking literary landscape. Lines reflect genres: the horror of the black Northern line runs between Dracula and Journey's End, while the Bakerloo sweeps past Baker Street on a tour through classic crime and mystery books. Interchanges between lines nod to genre cross-overs: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy sits across the comedy, fantasy and adventure lines.
Storylines, £100

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A beautiful addition to any book lover's home, this Virginia Woolf cushion features the writer's portrait on one side, and details from the dust jacket of the first edition of Woolf's experimental The Waves on the other.
Virginia Woolf Cushion, £29.30

Or how about this bold library bag, featuring a brilliant Virginia Woolf quote. Perfect for anyone looking for a bright new book bag.
Virginia Woolf library bag, £6

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We got a great response when we featured this map of fictional London back in January. Here's another reminder for those of you who forgot to buy it last time. The map features more than 600 novels, plays and poems set in the capital.  
Map of fictional London, £5.99

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A lovely token for any major Potterheads, this sterling silver Platform 9 3/4 pendant necklace has an extender chain so wannabe wizards can wear it at varying lengths.
Platform 9 3/4 necklace, £79.75

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Celebrate one of London's most prolific writers this World Book Day with these brilliant, bonkers earrings. Nothing says 'leave me alone, I'm reading' like a typewriter hanging from your earlobe.
Agatha Christie typewriter earrings, £16

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Finally, how good will this fantastic version of Bridget Jones's Diary, from the clever people at Spineless Classics, look on your flat wall?
Bridget Jones's Diary, Full Book On One Page, £33.99

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

Last Updated 02 March 2016