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If you are still thinking about your Child presents, this post is for you and be prepared, winter sales is on top of the news. So, today I will talk about the best toy shops in London to help you in your sales shops.
Established in 1760, Hamleys is London‘s oldest and most loved toy shop. A total play experience, Hamleys has been delighting adults and children for years from their famous Regent Street store, one of the largest toy shops in the world.
Address: 188-196 Regent Street, London, W1B 5BT
The Disney Store
Its glass store front contains a 267ft high Princess Castle with an animated clock, where Princesses make appearances in windows and Tinkerbell flies across the walls throughout the day. Mickey and Donald Sentries guard the shop and lots of other magical things happen inside.
Address: 350 Oxford Street, London, W1C 1BY
Benjamin Pollocks Toyshop
Benjamin Pollock’s Toy shop was established in London‘s Hoxton back in 1856. The shop moved to Covent Garden in 1980 and today still sells the same paper toy theatres it always has. You can also find marionettes, glove puppets and other traditional toys with a theatrical theme.
Address: 44 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RF
Toy shop Honeyjam takes its name from those of its founders; model Jasmin “Jam” Guinness and Honey Bowdrey. The shop, based just off Portobello Road, sells quirky and traditional toys, with fairtrade and eco-friendly toys sharing shelf space with retro and vintage favourites.
Address: 2 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, London, W11 1NN
Playlounge’s distinctive design-led range has something for every member of the family. With an emphasis on the artistic as well as playful aspect of toys, their product range is very selective and individual.
Address: 19 Beak Street, Soho, London, W1F 9RP
photo by Raquel Pellicano
Puppets on strings, puppets on rods and glove puppets from across the globe line the shelves in Puppet Planet. This magical store also has a small theatre so customers can put on a play, and if you’re looking for a really unique gift you can even commission a “lookalike” marionette.
Address: 787 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 3JQ
The Science Museum Shop
Located on the ground floor of the Science Museum, this shop sells an array of state-of-the art gifts, gadgets and toys for both children and adults alike.
Address: Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD
Mystical Fairies is a pink, sparkly, fairy themed shop full of costumes and fairy accessories for you and your home. You’ll find everything from fairy costumes and accessories to cooking apparatus and craft kits, not forgetting the essential fairy dust.
Address: 12 Flask Walk, London, NW3 1HE
A toy shop dedicated to the Sylvanian Families little animal toys, stocking the latest ranges and special imports.
Address: 68 Mountgrove Road, Highbury, London, N5 2LT
Semmaline now has a large celebrity shop following and is famous for unusual presents for people that have everything. It sells an ever-changing range of clothes, vintage prints, nostalgic toys, old-fashioned sweets and fantastical and irresistible bits of childish kitsch.
Address: 225 Ebury Street, Chelsea, London, SW1W 8UT
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