Many of the sundries have sophisticated designs, and the supermarkets have a wide selection of tea and shortbread, making shopping a fun experience.
In this article, I will introduce some of the must-have souvenirs to buy when you visit London, divided into miscellaneous goods and sweets.
If you’re interested in souvenirs from London, please refer to this page.
Sundries Lovers’ Choice! Sundry souvenirs to buy in London
Harrods exclusive sundries
Harrods is known as a luxury department store in the UK.
This is the first time I’ve ever seen a teddy bear from Harrods. It is said that the Harrods teddy bear was the model for Winnie the Pooh.
The clothes they wear and their faces are slightly different, so try to find your favorite.
You can buy one for about 20 pounds, which isn’t that expensive, so it’s a good idea to buy one as a souvenir to display.
There is also a campaign for two for £30.
Teddy Bear Keychain
If you don’t plan to display a large teddy bear, I recommend a teddy bear key chain.
You can keep the cuteness of the teddy bear and easily attach it anywhere with a key chain.
This teddy bear key chain has become a favorite of mine!
Price: 9 pounds
Tote bags with the Harrods logo on them are famous. Some of you may have seen them in Japan as well.
There were not only simple tote bags with the Harrods logo, but also many pop tote bags with London motifs on them.
I think these bags are perfect for yourself or as a gift to someone you love, because they are full of London flavor and not cheap at all.
England is a country famous for its tea. I have often seen tumblers related to tea as souvenirs.
Harrods also has many cute tumblers with London motifs.
These tumblers hold more than a regular mug, so they are perfect for a relaxing tea time.
I thought they were also convenient to use at work.
Price: 10 pounds
Ballpoint pen with a crown
This is another ballpoint pen with a sophisticated design typical of Harrods. It comes in a light blue color and has a very cute crown on the top!
This ballpoint pen is sure to lift your spirits when you use it. Harrods also has a lot of cute stationery with sophisticated designs, so it seemed like a perfect souvenir.
Price: 9 pounds
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).
I can’t stop crushing on it!
Liberty patterned goods
Liberty is a place where you can buy lovely flowery fabric products.
There are many very cute Liberty patterned goods, especially a wide variety of handicraft items.
You can buy all kinds of cute sewing sets and apple-shaped needlepoint.
Sewing set: 9 pounds
Apple needlepoint: 9.95 pounds
Handkerchiefs and scarves
Even if you are not interested in sewing, I would like you to take a look at the handkerchiefs and scarves.
The cute Liberty patterned handkerchiefs will make you want more than one.
Small handkerchiefs can be bought for less than 7 pounds, so it’s a great place to buy handouts.
Small size: £7
Larger sizes are £13
Cath Kidston is a representative of London goods. You can buy it at a more affordable price than in Japan, so it’s a must-have souvenir.
They are well made and are often appreciated as souvenirs.
Cath Kidston, located in Piccadilly Circus in the heart of London, has one of the largest selections in the country, so if you like Cath Kidston, be sure to go there.
Basic information about Cath Kidston
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Address: French Railways House, 178-180 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9ER United Kingdom
Access: 4 minutes walk from Green Park subway station
Official Royal Family merchandise is a must!
Near Buckingham Palace, there is a store where you can buy official Royal Family goods. When you go sightseeing at Buckingham Palace, please stop by this store as well.
One of the most eye-catching things in the store were the ornaments that were full of Royal Family style.
There are many cute ornaments with typical British motifs such as the Queen, the Guards, and the Union Jack. I thought they would look absolutely adorable in my room.
Price: 15 pounds
There were many items for daily use, such as large pouches with cute color combinations, pencil cases, and towels.
It’s a great way to get a feel for the city. If you are going to Buckingham Palace, please drop by and have a look.
Price: 20 pounds
Backingham Palace Road Shop Basic Information
Opening hours: 9:30 – 17:00
Closed: Basically no holidays, but check on 12/25, etc.
Address: Westminster, London SW1A 1AA
Access: 6 minutes walk from Victoria Station
A great souvenir for men. London Underground Goods
There are many goods in London with the subway symbol on them. There are many stylish designs, and London subway goods make great souvenirs for men.
This is a great way to get a feel for the city.
Tote bag: £9
Card case: £7
Basic Information about London Transport Museum
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Closed: Basically none, check on 12/25 and other days
Address: Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
Access: 3 minutes walk from Covent Garden
▼ For more information on souvenir sundries in London, see the following article.
Sweets and food to buy in London
Sweets in a cute tin from Harrods
Harrods doesn’t only have general merchandise, but also many sweets in cute cases.
This London bus tin was especially cute.
It’s not just a bus, but a bus with many Harrods teddy bears on it.
Inside, there are two bags of milk chocolate.
Price: 9 pounds
Shortbread, a typical British pastry
Shortbread is a typical British pastry. Shortbread is one of Britain’s most popular sweets, and a must-have souvenir to take home when you visit the UK.
If you find an “Island Bakery”, buy it immediately!
The Island Bakery is a shortbread that you can buy in supermarkets in the UK.
It’s so popular that many supermarkets are sold out. I’m sure you’ll be able to find something you like.
The Island Bakery’s shortbread is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, giving it a different texture from others.
Original sweets from the upscale Marks & Spencer’s supermarket
A wide range of sweets for £1.45
Marks & Spencer’s, a high-end supermarket, is a great place to buy British souvenirs.
There were many sweets here that were uniformly priced at 1.45 pounds.
There were plenty of easy to eat sweets such as gummies and marshmallows, so they are perfect for handing out.
Some of the sweets have cute packaging
Marks & Spencer’s is one of the most expensive supermarkets in London, and the packaging is very sophisticated.
I also found a cute box of candies and bought them.
I found a cute box of candies and couldn’t resist buying them. They only cost about one pound, so you can easily give them to your friends.
The candy tasted a little sweet!
Price: 0.9 pounds
Waitrose, the supermarket for the royal family
A variety of sweets only available at Waitrose
Waitrose is a supermarket that has been added to the list of the British royal family.
It’s nice to be able to buy products that the royal family trusts so readily!
This is the first time I’ve been to a supermarket in the UK, and it’s a great way to get a taste of what the royal family has to offer.
One of the things I like to buy at Waitrose is garlic salt.
It contains garlic and salt together, so it’s easy to season.
Just pour it over your meat or fish and you’ll have the perfect seasoning.
If you find it at Waitrose, please buy it.
It’s a great gift for yourself or for someone who cooks.
Price: 3 pounds
A must buy tea when you visit the UK
“Yorkshire Gold” is recommended for regular tea drinkers
I was looking for a tea that wasn’t an expensive brand, but was tasty, cheap, and easy to drink on a regular basis.
And in London, I found “Yorkshire Gold”.
It seems to be a very famous brand that has won several awards from the British Tea Council, and it is also certified as a royal product.
In London, such tea is sold in packs of 80 tea bags for 3 pounds!
The taste was very good, with astringency and richness.
If you are a regular tea drinker, you should definitely buy some.
Price: 3 pounds for a pack of 80 tea bags
Cute tea in a can
Tea in a cute can, often seen in souvenir shops in London.
This is a great way to make sure you don’t miss anything.
You can buy a pack of three for less than 7 pounds, so it would be good to hand out to your good friends.
Speaking of tea, Harrods! Harrods, a luxury department store in the UK, is one of the top tea brands in the UK.
It’s a great way to get a feel for what the city has to offer.
▼ London sweets and food souvenirs are summarized in the following article.