It's the annual London Christmas Shopping Guide from The Daily Constitutional!
This year I'll be including museum gift shops and markets for gift ideas.
As well as gifts I'll be pointing you toward local London shops for the best in Christmas food and drink. Where relevant, I'll list the London Walks tour that finishes near the shop in question.
As usual, you can drop me a line with your own tips by emailing the usual address, by leaving a comment below or via Twitter.
As we approach Christmas Day, my thoughts turn to the table here at The Daily Constitutional – this week I'll be sharing foodie and drinkie tips along with last minute gifts.
Gerry's, Old Compton Street, Soho
If it's to be a bottle for a Christmas gift, or even for your own celebrations, Gerry's is the only place you need. Our every smallest dipsomaniacal wish is Gerry’s desire. From Framboise to Angostura Bitters to beers of distinction, to the Rolling Stones’ own label wine (!), Gerry’s has it all. The principle at work here is the same as that behind any great bar: expertise. Just as you will never catch out a great barkeep with any request, so too at Gerry’s you’ll find everything you need to make your party go with a swing.
And they are modest with it. Their website claims “at Gerry’s you can buy ALMOST every drink under the sun!”
Old Compton Street
Old Compton Street
We pass by Gerry's on the Rock'n'Roll London Pub Walk on Wednesday night…
Christmas 2016 With London Walks…
On Christmas Day there are TWO London Walks:
Walk up an appetite with The Christmas Morning 1660 Walk – meet at 11:00a.m by the big tree in Trafalgar Square
Walk off the pudding with The Christmas Day Charles Dickens Walk – meet by the big tree in Trafalgar Square at 2:00pm
A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.