Five kinds of unusual London Souvenirs

1. Tourist Bus Teapot / Telephone Box Teapot

A city’s tourist souvenirs are representations for the city. There are some interesting souvenirs for London. These souvenirs can be practically useful, by making them into our daily things, e.g. the Tourist Bus Teapot or the Telephone Box Teapot. They appear as things we can use in our everyday life, but how many tourists will use their ‘precious’ (mentally and literally – some souvenirs can be very expensive as well)  teapots to make tea is a thing I am not sure about.

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2. The Scent of Departure Eau de Toilette LHR

Souvenirs from airports/ big stations (mainly non-places) is a unique area to explore in Souvenir Geographies and Cultural Geographies.

Perfumes as souvenirs mix the sense and the scent of the place/or situation (although the ‘scent’ of a place is a imaged one – we don’t know the scent of an airport, do we?)

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3. Wills and Kate ashtray

Well, I will interpret this as a ‘cultural’ souvenir. We don’t have a Royal Family in my country, so it is new and something can be picked up as a unique element if I were travelling to London.

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4. Tube map ladies’ thong

Tourists are looking for unique elements to take away home, but sometimes these unique elements are combined with more unique basement/material/foundation/holder…….

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Some times these more unique basement/material/foundation/holder can be out of control………

5. Crown Jewels condoms…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Zhuyun Amy Zang
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 15:13:11

    To follow up, some of the unusual London Souvenirs are ‘gag gifts’. Gordon 1986.

    Reply

  2. souvenir pernikahan
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 04:57:58

    Noow I am goung to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast coming over again to
    rread other news.

    Reply

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