Whether you’re a London local or just visiting, we know you’ll love strolling down these London Streets. It’s the latest print to be inspired by our beloved. bustling hometown; here’s how we brought these city streets to life.
London is one of our design muses. Over the years we’ve created several scenic novelty prints inspired by the city, including Billie Goes to Town and our eponymous London design, as well as classic character prints such as Guards and London Buses. We add to our London print “family” all the time, most recently with Guards & Friends, and we’ve even designed London-themed prints to mark special occasions. Piccadilly print was created to celebrate the opening of our flagship London store back in 2010 and this year we paid print tribute to HM The Queen on her 90th Birthday with corgis, crowns and Union Jacks.
When it came to drawing up our latest big city print, we took to the London Streets. There’s so much life, colour and character to capture, so we decided to distill some favourite everyday icons into a striped ‘street’ layout borrowed from our original Guards print. Some of the hand-drawn elements have been transported from the London prints listed above, but we’ve sketched out plenty of new ones besides. Take a closer look and find your favourites – there are bright red buses and post boxes, black cabs, marching Guards and cycling Beefeaters and bobbies, Billie the dog and his royal corgi friends. Signs point to some of our London stores – Covent Garden, Sloane Square and Piccadilly – and even the background is made up of unmistakable London landmarks, new and old, silhouetted against a bright blue sky. Can you spot the Gherkin, the London Eye, St, Paul’s and the Shard?
Take our bustling London Streets with you wherever you go – you’ll find the print on all sorts of travel kit, including our classic foldaway overnight bag, essential travel pillow and eye mask set, travel wallet, passport cover and camera case. Fashion fans can wear swinging London Streets on our essential dress and skirt. The print also appears on everyday oilcloth bags like our backpack, carry all, book bag and box bag.
Treats from the London Streets collection make fun, quirky gifts that are sure to be appreciated much more than a naff tourist souvenir! How about some stacking mugs, an embroidered cushion, a foldaway shopper for plastic bag-free shopping trips or a classic apron and some tea towels? Kids can show their love for London too, with backpacks mini and maxi, PJs and t-shirts – there’s even a babygro and hat gift set for the very littlest Londoners.