It's the annual Daily Constitutional Christmas Shopping Guide!
Every year the London Walks guides round-up their fave shops and stalls along (or near) the routes of their London Walks tours.
Fiona rushes in…
Can I add a late entry into the shopping.... Sorry.
Who could refuse? It's Christmas after all AND it's a blog post with the word "moquette" in it. Mmmm-moquette. Mmmmmmm… Ed.
The London Transport Museum shop.
We'd love to end the Lure of the Underground at the London Transport Museum, but just doesn't make sense for our route. We start at Baker St, one of the oldest stations, and finish at Westminster, sort of one of the newest (at the moment).
But one of the beauties of the LTM shop is that you don't have to go there either.
You can, obviously, and browse all sorts of loveliness, and books galore.
However, if you are interested in the graphics, the posters, the images that have been etched into the minds of Londoners for the last 109 years, they are available online.
Yup, 5000 posters from their collection, available online, in various sizes.
Alongside moquette furniture, shelves from old Met line carriages, books, trinkets and some seriously nice crockery based on Leslie Green's tiling designs.
And all helping to support the museum.
And apologies to our marvellous blog editor, this entry on shopping came in a little late. But that's the way I do my Christmas shopping. Oh, I've just checked, the posters are printed to order, so may take 10 days to print.... Easter presents anyone?
Fiona's Lure of the Underground tour is on Tuesdays 10.45am, Baker St station, Baker St North exit. Click HERE for full info.
The London Transport Museum shop is here…
About your correspondent…
Fiona – actress, descendant of John of Gaunt, elite* professionally qualified guide – teaches juggling, circus skills and escapology (she made a famous break from the London Dungeon). *The works: Blue Badge Guide of the Year, City of Westminster, City of London. Par for the course for London Walks guides: drenched in honours!
Tomorrow on The Daily Constitutional… Our Christmas Music series begins!
Christmas 2017 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.