It's a Wrap Gift Guide
From personalised LEGO kits to Picturehouse cinema membership, exclusive Japanese Sake and personalised M&M chocolates - Leicester Square has Christmas gifting covered.
The West End icon’s eclectic mix of flagship stores and glitzy entertainment hubs feature a wide range of Christmas present inspiration that are anything but the ordinary:
LEGO – Shop at the World’s biggest store and create a self portrait set
Hot on the heels of the release of the new The LEGO Ninjago Movie, the world’s biggest LEGO store, will be the place to buy the latest sets and figurines. But perhaps the ultimate kit is the personalised LEGO portrait.
The LEGO Store Leicester Square is home to the first LEGO Mosaic Maker which offers LEGO fans of all ages the opportunity to purchase their very own, one of a kind, personalised LEGO mosaic portrait. A photobooth like no other, the Mosiac Maker is a nifty machine that captures the image of a face enabling the recipient to receive theirs all boxed up with printed instructions and the bricks required to complete their very own LEGO portrait, in less than ten minutes. To book a slot, head to https://storebooking.lego.com or call +44 (0)20 7839 3480
JAPAN CENTRE - from Pop culture and Hello Kitty to Sushi and Sake gift sets
There are plenty of unusual gifts to be found at the Square’s Japan Centre, a haven of Japanese food, cooking and cuisine. Gifts range from Hello Kitty goodies and Lucky Cat coin banks to Japanese Pop Culture packs, sushi or sake sets – and to add to their appeal, they can all be wrapped in an authentic furoshiki cloth. To browse the range visit www.japancentre.com
Plus, for a present with a difference, lovers of all things Japanese will adore a tea, pop culture or saki subscription https://www.japancentre.com/en/subscription
THEATRE TOKENS – the gift of theatre
Treating someone to a night at the theatre is the ultimate memory making gift. Between laughs, sobs, toe-taps and hope-no-one-can-hear-me hums, the right theatre show can be life changing – making Theatre Tokens the perfect gift. With no expiry date and valid at more than 240 venues nationwide including London’s West End theatres, starting from £10 they’re a present everyone will love. Buy online from www.theatreTokens.com or from any participating theatre or by calling Tokenline on 020 3011 0755.
M&M’s WORLD – personalised chocolates
Tis the season to be jolly and eat chocolate! Chocolate fans will not want to miss Europe’s biggest sweet shop, M&M's World, which is large enough to house 100 double decker buses. Here, with a few clicks of the mouse, visitors can personalise these delicious chocolates with fun seasonal clip art or with a name of their choice to create sweet memories for the ideal Christmas gift or stocking present. For more information visit www.mmsworld.com
PICTUREHOUSE CINEMA MEMBERSHIP – Membership with private access to exclusive bars and the latest films
A snip of the cost of a traditional members’ club, yet with a selection of cool private bars spread across two floors including a stunning rooftop terrace AND all the latest films on tap – Picturehouse Central Membership is a Christmas gift worth having.
London’s most stylish cinema, situated in the heart of the West End, features seven screens, which play a mix of quality mainstream, indie, foreign language and documentaries.
Nestled downstairs is the ground-floor café, offering a host of delicious dishes, while the first-floor restaurant and bar overlook the neon lights of Shaftesbury Avenue. Membership starts from £85 information: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Picturehouse_Central