London’s 10 Best Places for Handmade Keepsakes

December 10, 2011 in Inspiration

Three-story Smug curates tongue-in-cheek crafts, like this fox scarf by Donna Wilson.

London’s streets are lined with souvenir shops hawking mass-produced Big Ben statues, royal wedding mugs, and Queen Elizabeth paperweights. You can mark your trip with a more meaningful memento by purchasing something designed or even handmade locally. On a recent jaunt, I discovered a bounty of London boutiques and markets that specialize in unique wares made with love by regional artists and crafters.

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