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Tourists will love this little shop which, aside from the usual souvenir leather bookmarks, enamel brooches and keyrings, also stocks Oxford University logo clothing. You can get smart rugby or polo shirts, sweatshirts and ties all sporting the university name. If you want to be authentic though, you should probably opt for a scarf or tie in college colors. There are many to choose from—some colleges have two designs—but they won't mind you taking your time. The Varsity Shop also stocks degree gowns and hoods for graduation.
An excellent family run business with a reputation to match, the Ascot Carpet Company sells a variety of rugs in different fabrics, colors and finishes. They even let you design your own rug by choosing the color as well as material which could be jute, paper, wool, sea grass or bamboo. A fitting service is provided whereby you can get your floor done in wood or vinyl. The rates for all products are the best available and the workmanship is guaranteed.
The Stratford Antiques Center is a joy for both the serious collector and the bargain hunter. Almost everything in antiques and bric-a-brac (except for large furniture) can be found here. The center's model train-maker is renowned for his ability to build and repair models to an incredible level of detail and accuracy. The owner has an impressive collection of art deco china, and is an accomplished author on the subject. Kate's Corner boasts jewelery from Victorian times to the 1960s, while in complete contrast nearby you will find toy soldiers, antique guns and fascinating scientific instruments. Pottery here includes Toby Jugs, Royal Worcester and Winstanley cats. Upstairs you will find nearly new clothes and fabrics, while the courtyard specialists have books, comics and portraits to tempt you to linger a little longer.
This Aladdin's cave of a shop contains some of the best pottery on the market whether you are a serious collector or looking for a one off piece. Choose from world-renowned Staffordshire, including names such as Moorcroft and Pendelfin, both of whom offer limited editions. If you love color, look out for the reds and oranges of the Poole Pottery vases. Or if monochrome is more your style, Thornton has commissioned their own original Shakespearean design in black and white. This can be bought on ceramic pieces or on T-shirts and sweatshirts. Note that mail order shopping is available.
This specialist shop in Winchester stocks an extensive range of rare and collectible gemstone jewelery, natural crystals and fossils, as well as unusual crystal carvings and quartz spheres. Top quality pieces currently on offer include dinosaur teeth from sub-Saharan Morocco and a rare raptors egg fossil, while the store also stocks Thai natural deodorant stones. Crystals has branches throughout the UK and are always acquiring exceptional items, so if you are after a particular piece for a collection it is worth contacting the store.
Indulge in Beatlemania at this expansive shop on Bakers Street. Walk through the doors of the London Beatles Store and you will be transported to the musical era of the 1960s. Walls and racks, sporting a vast variety of Bealtes souvenirs are sure to please any fan of this group. T-shirts, mugs, bags, posters, watches, cutlery, towels, calendars, stationery and more adorn the shelves of this shop. This store is located close to the Sherlock Holmes Museum and Madame Tussauds on the outskirts of Regent's Park; drop by the London Beatles Store after touring these Marylebone landmarks.
Baker Street Emporium is a souvenir shop located near Madame Tussaud's and the Sherlock Holmes Museum. It is part of the Fancy That Of London chain, which has two other stores in the city. This branch is a replica of Sherlock Holmes' office, so even if shopping is not on your mind, you can come and check out the master detective in his study. You will find bags, toys, books, caps and showpieces here, so it is almost impossible for you to leave empty-handed. Make sure you hit the store at least once while in London; it is worth visiting.