Buckingham Palace Shop
A wide range of royal souvenirs, including a jewellery line created by Alex Monroe. Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm. www.royalcollectionshop.co.uk. 7 Buckingham Palace Rd, SW1W 0PP. T: 020-7839 1377. E6. Station: Victoria.
The Disney Store
The Oxford Street branch has received a sprinkle of magic, transforming it into one of the largest concept stores in Europe packed with high-tech interactive entertainment. Open Mon-Sat 9am-9pm; Sun noon-6pm (branches also in WC2 and W12). www.disneystore.co.uk. 350-352 Oxford St, W1C 1JH. T: 020-7491 9136. D6. Station: Bond Street.
John Bell & Croyden
This wellbeing emporium is more than 200 years old and is the official pharmacy to the Queen. Offers emergency prescriptions and vaccinations. www.johnbellcroyden.co.uk. Check for opening times. 50-54 Wigmore St, W1U 2AU. T: 020-7935 5555. D6. Station: Bond Street.
Home to wonderful jewellery, decorations, vases, ornaments and unusual items. You can pick up a dazzling souvenir here, and try out a glassblowing session, too. www.londonglassblowing.co.uk. 62- 66 Bermondsey St, SE1 3UD. T: 020-7403 2800. F11. Station: London Bridge.
One of London’s oldest chocolate shops sells hot chocolate, truffles and more in this glorious arcade. Please check for times. www.prestat.co.uk. 14 Princes Arcade, SW1Y 6DS. T: 020- 8961 8555. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
This is one of the capital’s oldest shops – it has been trading from 1706 – and is full of a variety of teas and infusions. Enjoy a free Tea Tasting session. Mon-Fri 9.30am- 8pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am- 6pm. www.twinings.co.uk. 216 Strand, WC2R 1AP. T: 020-7353 3511. D9. Station: Temple.
We Built This City
Quirky souvenir shop where classic items are given a twist. Look out for illustrations of London icons and maps (p. 56). Mon-Wed 10am-7pm; Thur-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun noon-6pm. www.webuilt thiscity.co.uk. 56-57 Carnaby St, W1F 9QF. E7. Station: Oxford Circus.
The Whisky Exchange
Specialist retailer of fine whiskies and spirits, with more than 5,000 whiskies from around the world. www.thewhiskyexchange.com. 2 Bedford St, WC2E 9HH. T: 020-7403 8688. E8. Station: Charing Cross.