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Hamleys

  • 188–196 Regent St. Map It
  • Soho
  • Toys

Fodor's Review

When British children visit London, Hamleys is at the top of their agenda. This institution (the oldest toy store in the world) has six floors of the latest dolls, soft toys, video games, and technological devices (plus such old-fashioned pleasures as train sets, drum kits, and magic tricks), with every must-have on the preteen shopping list—although some parents may find the offerings to be overly commercialized (it's heavy on movie and TV tie-ins). Hamleys is a madhouse at Christmastime, but the Santa's grotto is one of the best in town. There's a smaller branch in St. Pancras International train station.

Shopping Information

Address:

188–196 Regent St., London, W1B 5BT, England

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Phone:

0871-704–1977

Website: www.hamleys.com

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