Categories / Toys and Games

Clockwork Austin London Taxi from METTOY

Hark back to the halcyon days of postwar toy manufacturing with this perfect replica of a London Taxi, produced by toy manufacturer METTOY from original tinplate.

METTOY first launched a range of die cast models in 1956, creating the Corgi brand of small, detailed vehicles. Now they have created a new generation of metal toys, using the same traditional manufacturing techniques to produce this clockwork drive Austin FX 4 taxi which comes with front wheel steering, key winder and detailed interior.

The model is a limited edition, measuring 193mm in length.

It costs £60 from Paul Smith here.

Categories / Food and Drink, Homeware

Heritage London bus mug

Heritage bus

Looking for a reasonably priced gift for a secret Santa or a stocking filler? You could do worse than looking at the Heritage London range which includes this bus mug.

The mug features an illustration by Fiona Howard and has the same retro feel as her other work. It features a simplified outline of a red London bus, contrasting nicely to the cream of the mug. There's also a black taxi available in the same range. 

Made from earthenware and completely microwave and dishwasher safe, the mug costs just £6. 

Buy it from Marks & Spencer