The Museum Store @ London Transport Museum
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When The Shop Is Almost Better Than The MuseumWhile skipping the museum and going straight to the shop isn't something you hear all too often, it's something a lot of people do in London, including Londoners themselves.
Especially at the London Transport Museum.
The museum is full of historical artifacts from the Underground, from old trains to roundels to war posters, and definitely makes for a very interesting couple of hours.
But if you are running out of time in London and want a quirky, original souvenir that you won't find anywhere else, go straight to the shop.
There, you will find vintage posters, roundel-everything from mugs, tableware, rugs, bags, t-shirts and other memorabilia, photography books and even, my favorite, blankets in the same fabric as your favorite Tube line. Forget the high-street tourist shops - this is the real deal when it comes to London souvenirs.
It's not the cheapest store in the city, that's a given. But each item is well worth its price, considering its unique design and overall coolness.