Shortbread and tea are must-buy souvenirs in London. In addition to the standard shortbread and tea, here are some other souvenirs I found at supermarkets and department stores such as Harrods.
I’ve also included my impressions of the products and the prices at which I bought them, so if you’re planning to visit London in the future, please take a look.
You can’t go wrong! Shortbread you must buy in England
Shortbread is a traditional British pastry. It has a crunchy, hollow texture like a cookie, and I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t like it, so it’s easy to take home as a souvenir.
Half of the confectionery section in London supermarkets is filled with shortbread. You can see why they are still loved by everyone.
Shortbread is a must buy as a souvenir. You can buy the parcels you like at the supermarket, or you can find and buy the brands I will introduce in the future.
If you find the very popular “Island Bakery”, buy it immediately!
Island Bakery is so popular that many supermarkets are sold out of their shortbread. It seems to be made by a small family-run store, so it is not always easy to find.
It is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, a different texture from other shortbread.
They are sold in supermarkets in London, so check them out when you are shopping at the supermarket.
Price: 2.33 pounds
Where to buy: Supermarkets
The elegant taste makes it a perfect souvenir. Hufkins’ Shortbread
Hufkins is a long-established bakery in the Cotswolds, England.
The shortbread is not too sweet and easy to eat. I bought the lemon flavor, which had a slight lemon flavor and was very refreshing.
It is not available in London, but if you are visiting the Cotswolds, you should definitely buy it. I recommend it for its elegant taste.
Price: 4 pounds
Where to buy: Huffkins
Basic information about Huffkins Stow
Opening hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Closed: Basically no holidays, but check on Dec. 25, etc.
Address: The Square, Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1AB United Kingdom
Walkers UK Limited Edition Package
Walkers is the most famous shortbread in the UK. This is the most famous brand of shortbread in the world, and I’m sure some of you have tried it in Japan.
The shortbread has a great taste. I think it’s a Japanese favorite.
If you don’t want to make a mistake, I recommend the UK-only package of walkers. The taste is definitely delicious, and the packaging gives it a very British feel.
I have seen various packages of walkers in souvenir shops in London.
The No.1 tea souvenir you must buy in London
Harrods black tea
Tea is another must-have souvenir to buy when you visit London. If you’re in London, you should definitely buy some tea.
Harrods also sells a lot of cute London sundries, so stop by to buy tea and sundries.
Price: from 5 pounds
Where to buy: Harrods
▼ Click here for souvenirs of London sundries.
Don’t miss the cute sweets at Harrods!
Harrods also sells cute packaged sweets that make great London souvenirs.
The London Bus tin in the photo has one of Harrods’ signature cute teddy bears on it, and I couldn’t resist buying it.
You can also find London Bus souvenirs at souvenir shops in town, but the cuteness of this teddy bear is exclusive to Harrods.
There are two bags of milk chocolate inside.
Price: 9 pounds
Where to go: Harrods
Basic information about Harrods
Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:00, 11:30 – 18:00 on Sundays only
Closed: Dec. 25
Address: 7-135 Brompton Road, London SW1X 7XL, England
Access: A short walk from Knightsbridge
Harrods is a very large department store. If you want to go to the gift shop, look for “Harrods Gift Shop”.
When I went there, it was located on the Second Floor (3rd floor).
The tea in the gift shop has a cute container
You can find tea in souvenir shops in the city.
This is a great way to get a taste of the British way of life.
There were a number of tins with cute packaging.
Price: 6.99 pounds
Where to buy: Souvenir shops in London
There are many stores around Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly where you can buy souvenirs of London. I went to “Cool Britannia” near Buckingham Palace.
Opening hours: 8:00 – 23:00
Closed: Basically none, but check on 12/25, etc.
Address: 25-27 Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London SW1W 0PP United Kingdom
Access: 6 minutes walk from Victoria Station
Yorkshire Gold for those who want to enjoy plenty for home use
If you’re looking for a plentiful supply of tea for yourself and to drink on a regular basis, Yorkshire Gold is a great choice. You can easily buy it at the supermarket, and it contains 80 tea bags for only 400 yen!
Moreover, Yorkshire Gold is a very famous brand that has won awards from the British Tea Council many times. Yorkshire Gold is a very famous brand that has won several awards from the British Tea Council, and has also been certified by the British Royal Family.
I bought it myself, and it is delicious with astringency and richness. It is also perfect for milk tea.
Yorkshire Gold is a great souvenir that you should definitely buy.
Price: 3 pounds for a pack of 80 tea bags
Where to buy: Supermarkets
Prince Charles’s organic brand of tea
Prince Charles is quite obsessed with organic. He has created his own brand of groceries called “DUCHY Originals” (Waitrose Dutchy Originals).
There are jams and sweets that are made with organic ingredients, and of course tea is also available.
You can buy this brand’s products at Waitrose supermarkets, so be sure to buy your tea at Waitrose.
Price: 3 pounds
Where to buy: Waitrose
Original sweets from the high-end Marks & Spencer’s supermarket
Here are some snacks from the supermarket. Marks & Spencer, often seen in London, is a great place to buy British souvenirs.
Although it is positioned as a high-end supermarket in London, it is not all that expensive. Many of their original products have sophisticated packaging designs, making them easy to take home as souvenirs.
A lot of sweets for 1.45 pounds!
“Marks & Spencer” had a candy section that was all 1.45 pounds.
Many of them are gummies and marshmallows, and as I said, the packaging is cute, so they make great souvenirs to give away.
The shortbread is also a Marks & Spencer original
Many of the shortbreads are also “Marks & Spencer” originals. The packaging is sophisticated and easy to take home, and the taste was easy to eat.
I’d like to buy these as souvenirs for my girlfriends.
Price: 2.2 pounds
This is a candy that I bought because of its cute packaging. I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not.
I’m not sure if it’s a good idea, but it’s a good idea.
It only costs about 100 yen, but the package doesn’t look cheap at all, so I think you can buy a few to give away as souvenirs.
Price: 0.9 pounds
Marks & Spencer Oxford Circus Store
Opening hours: 9:00 – 21:00 Monday – Saturday, 12:00 – 18:00 on Sunday.
Closed: Basically, no holidays. Please check for public holidays.
Address: 173 Oxford St, Soho, London W1D 2JR United Kingdom
Access: About 200 meters walk from Oxford Circus subway station.
Original products from Waitrose, the royal supermarket
“Waitrose” is a supermarket in London that has the highest quality products.
It has been added to the list of Royal Warrants.
The packaging is sophisticated and suitable for souvenirs, and many of the products are original, so check them out.
It’s wonderful to casually go home with products that have the trust of the royal family.
Look for the Dutchie Original
Duchy Originals is produced by Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth.
This is the first time I’ve seen this kind of product. At Waitrose, you’ll find a wide range of organic products, from ham and sausages to tea and cosmetics.
The products are certified organic, so you can buy them as souvenirs with peace of mind. The fact that the brand is produced by the royal family also makes it a good topic of conversation.
There are also many sweets that are exclusive to Waitrose
There were also many original Waitrose sweets in cute, sophisticated packaging.
There were so many different types of shortbread in particular that I lost count, so it would be nice to buy a large selection.
A must for anyone who likes to cook. Convenient garlic salt
When you go to Waitrose, there is one thing you must buy. It’s garlic salt.
It contains garlic and salt together in a mill. When you’re grilling fish or meat, this one garlic salt is all you need to season it!
I think people who cook are often attracted to this product. People who cook are often attracted to it, and it is a great gift to give to friends who cook.
At only 3 pounds, I thought it was a nice and easy souvenir to buy.
Price: 3 pounds
Basic Information about Waitrose Edgware Road Store
Opening hours: 8:00-22:00 Monday to Saturday, 12:00-18:00 on Sunday.
Closed: Basically, no holidays. Please check for holidays.
Address: 168-176 Edgware Rd, Marylebone, London W2 2DX United Kingdom
Access: about 8 minutes walk from Edgware Road
Use department stores and supermarkets for British souvenirs
For souvenirs such as sweets and tea from London, England, it’s a good idea to use different department stores and supermarkets depending on who you are giving them to.
Also, London’s high-end supermarkets such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer make it easy to get high quality souvenirs even in supermarkets.
Make good use of them and try to get some souvenirs.
Have a great trip!
▼ Click here for a summary article of souvenirs from London.