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Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop

  • 44 The Market Map It
  • Covent Garden
  • Toys
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 02/28/2014

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This landmark shop still carries on the tradition of its eponymous founder, who sold minature theater stages made from richly-detailed paper from the late-19th century until his death in 1937. Among his admirers was Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote, "If you love art, folly, or the bright eyes of children, speed to Pollock's." Today the antique model theaters tend to be expensive, but there are plenty of magical reproductions for under 10 pounds. There's also an extensive

selection of new but nostalgic puppets, marionettes, teddy bears, spinning tops, jack-in-the-boxes, and similar traditional children's toys from the days before batteries were required.

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Address:

44 The Market, London, WC2E 8RF, England

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Phone:

020-7379–7866

Updated 02/28/2014

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