London has some of the most amazing architecture in the world, so it’s no surprise to find that the capital has provided inspiration for product designers. If you’re a fan of the city’s buildings, here are the latest London must-haves that are right up your street.
Fortnum & Mason is a British institution – more than 200 years old, the department store is famed for its food hall and afternoon teas. The Royal Warrant Holder offers plenty of items that make charming souvenirs: this month, it has launched the Rory Dobner collection, which is exclusive to the store. Based on the artist’s sketches of the store’s façade, it depicts the shop on tea cups, pots and towels; plates, egg cups and trays. Each of the pieces has been made in England (www.fortnumandmason.com).
St Pancras International station celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, you can take your pick from stylish items such as printed cushions, scarves and more. While you’re there, make sure you look out for pianos, which anyone can play – some have been played by music stars including Elton John and John Legend (www.stpancras.com).
Continuing with the anniversaries, The Old Vic theatre is marking its 200th year with a range of products made in collaboration with British brands including Bella Freud and Cassandra Goad. Biscuiteers, the luxury London-based biscuit company, has created a special biscuit, with an image of the iconic theatre’s exterior iced on to a rich vanilla confection using British ingredients. The range is available at the theatre (www.oldvictheatre.com).