This is a sponsored article on behalf of London Transport Museum.
Ah, moquette. For generations, Londoners have sat in style while travelling across the city thanks to the iconic geometric designs that adorn the seats of our tubes and buses. Now you can admire the likes of Barman, Lozenge and Double Diamond, wherever you are — thanks to London Transport Museum’s online shop.
Here you’ll find a kaleidoscopic array of moquette-themed homeware, fashion accessories, and even one-off items (genuine Overground driver’s seat, anyone)? What’s more, for one weekend only, the whole moquette range is 25% cheaper.
So, what sort of beautiful bargains are on offer, then? Well, there are the socks in a box pictured above for a start. With five iconic moquette designs per pack, they’d make brilliant stocking fillers or Secret Santa gifts (that is you’re not tempted to keep every pair for yourself).
Other winter warmers include a gorgeously rich Routemaster moquette-patterned scarf and a cosy District design throw — both crafted from the softest of lambswool. You can also broadcast your love of both patterns while protecting those around you from coronavirus, thanks to this rather jazzy face coverings multipack.
Other practical yet oh-so-stylish products include oyster card holders, key rings, caps, and even handbags. Just take care not to go overboard with your moquette accessorising, lest you blend so well into your bus seat that an unsuspecting commuter ends up sitting on you.
There are plenty of moquette-themed goodies to adorn your abode, as well as your person. From floor cushions to footstools, this is your chance to incorporate the London transport network aesthetic into your home environment.
Not only does the shop stock home furnishings in familiar patterns that you’d spot while travelling the transport network today; it showcases rare and decommissioned designs, too. This teak bench, for example, comes upholstered in a variety of patterns, including Coachworks Floral — a nature-inspired departure from the classic geometric moquette — which you’d have found on Diddler trolleybus between the 1930s and 1960s.
There’s so much more to discover over on London Transport Museum’s online shop. Don’t spend too long browsing though, because your 25% discount is only valid from Friday 27 November to Monday 30 November.
Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or treating yourself to a special something (hey, it is payday after all), this a fabulous way to support one of London’s best museums during a difficult time for the cultural sector while picking up a piece of transport and textile history.