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Hamleys, London

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
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3.8/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
Hamleys stands as the world's oldest and largest toyshop. The flagship store in London spreads out across seven floors and holds about 50,000 toys. It has occupied its current location at No. 188-196 Regent Street since 1981, after having spent the previous 100 years up the street at No. 200. Browse the 5,000 sq m (54,000 sq ft) of retail space, which includes toys covering categories such as arts and crafts, action toys, build it, dolls, and vehicles. Famous toy brands like Barbie, Lego, and Fisher Price are all well represented here, and there are themed sections such as Harry Potter. The store also puts on daily puppet shows, activities, and competitions, so check the schedule before your visit. With our custom trip planner, London attractions like Hamleys can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is not just a toy store, it is an experience and definitely worth a visit around Halloween/Xmas time. 
  • The historic toys of London, the world's first and oldest founded in 1760 worth the visit of anyone who wants to go back to being a child, and not to mention if these with one. It is an imposing building of 5 floors with different sections of toys, games, stuffed animals, everything. Friendly staff, fun and willing. Sections of Playmobil and Lego with the recreation of the Royal family are the best, and not wasted none of the rest. The prices for it coming out in Argentina at least are cheap. In the middle of Regent Street near the shopping district of Oxford street. Sufisiente without hesitation
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  • Many Twister to represent the United Kingdom at the overseas as seen in other countries. So enjoy as well as families with children, thinking back to the adult is also recommended shops. Plush corner especially on the ground floor is a pretty good stuffed variation is great.
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  • This has to be one of the world's best toy-shops. If you can't find it here (at a price!) then I'd be surprised. Floor upon floor are stuffed with everything from traditional train sets, cuddly toys to electronic games and the latest 'must-have' gadgets. Huge crowds can slow your movement around the store but worth a look.
  • Amazing, large, toy shop. They stock pretty much everything. It is seriously an amazing place for kids of all ages (like myself, a grown adult who loves getting Lego for presents). Word of advice though: Don't come here on Christmas Eve no matter how much you love your kids (or partners/friends who are big kids). They're not worth it. Save yourself.
  • Hamleys is a great place for kids or for the young at heart. There's a great selection of all kinds of toys across all the floors. While they do their best, it isn't always easy to find the toys, games, etc that you're looking for both because they have so many in the place and because it's not that well organized.
  • This is a truly amazing toy store and experience for anyone with kids, or who is a kid at heart. They have a little bit of everything, including many items that are exclusive to their store. We came away with a pair of strap-on heel skates, which thrilled my girls who have been asking for "wheelie" shoes forever. The staff were all very friendly and patient with the kids -- there are plenty of hands-on demos for kids to try. A word of warning, it just wouldn't be fair to take children here unless you are prepared to buy them something :)
  • I had some spare time after a day of meetings... I was suddenly 25 years younger! What an amazing place! What I really liked was the staff: well prepared, good advices and also funny. Definitely a place to visit if you need to buy toys!
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