For the Frequent Traveller

London was once the centre of world travel. One started there and headed for various points of the compass ‘abroad’. Think Phileas Fogg. It’s no surprise, therefore, that the nation’s capital should be a source of high-quality travel goods.

As an example, walk into any one of Smythson’s stores and pore over the luggage tags, cases, travel planners and other small leather items.

We like the Marshall Travel Wallet. Made in leather, with a very 20th Century zip, it eschews the modern trend for boarding passes stored on a smartphone, allowing a proper, printed boarding pass to be stowed safely away. Together with American Express traveller’s cheques and tickets from Thomas Cook, no doubt.

With its countless small shops and boutiques, London is an ideal venue for Christmas shopping: but where can you find the really special and unusual gifts? Classic Driver is out and about in the Capital, and will be suggesting a new gift idea every day.

Photo: Classic Driver

 

Gift checklist

What: Marshall Travel Wallet

From whom: Smythson of Bond Street

Where: 40 New Bond Street, London W1S 2DE

How: [email protected], Tel: +44 (0)20 7629 8558+44 (0)20 7629 8558

www: smythson.com

Price: GBP 395.00

Delivery time: 4-5 days