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Hamleys Toy Store

188-196 Regent Street, London, England
0870 333 2450
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Ranked #39 of 454 Shopping in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Hamleys Toy Store is paradise on Earth for children, teens and adults. The magnificent seasonal windows, the displays and installations of various... more » Owner description: Hamleys Toy Store is paradise on Earth for children, teens and adults. The magnificent seasonal windows, the displays and installations of various themes and the hundreds of toys create the “myth” of Hamleys and make children from all countries to want to visit. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Coming in a rainy bank holiday, the place was crowded, but that in my eyes the charm of the place, it is full of demos and presentations of the toys which makes the visit fun for kids, either with the store personnel presenting the toys or other children playing with it.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

children loved this, things were a little expensive and the store was very crowded but as to be expected in the heart of London.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took my daughter for her 9th birthday. Just happened to mention this to a member of staff and she was brought to the front of the store so that everyone could sing "happy birthday" to her. She loved this. The staff in this store are brilliant and full of character and enthusiasm. They really get the children involved and it's... More

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United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The biggest and best toy shop in the world. The staff were so friendly and there were loads of toys to test and play with. It was so amazing and fun, this explains the busy atmosphere! It is really bright, modern and anything but tired!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

An institution when I was young, a trip to Hamleys was a treat. We visited a few years back and weren't impressed but decided to take the youngest anyway. The staff were enthusiastic but the shop looks tired, prices were high, some items had £10 to £20 added to their usual price. The range was quite limited too with a... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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237 reviews 237 reviews
39 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I went with my (adult) god daughter as she fancied taking a look around (she's from abroad). We popped in half an hour before closing and it was absolutely packed!......we couldn't really get to see much due to the crowds but some of the lego on the fourth floor was good! I'm not sure when this place would be quiet... More

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Tauranga
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic shop. This is structured to be every child's dream shop. Each floor is dedicated to a special type of toy or gender. The girls floor has nail painting and face painting it was just like a princess dream. The boys floor had lots of staff operating the toys so they could try out the toys. All the... More

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England
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Took our three grandchildren here aged 12, 8 and 3. Of course, they all wanted to head in different directions. Very old shop with slow lifts. I wasn't impressed with the layout and for me it certainly lacked the wow factor. Think in its day it may have been wonderful but a bit dowdy now.

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north lincolnshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I didn't expect to enjoy my time in Hamley's as much as I did. The store is amazing! The kids were blown away! We actually went 3 times in our 5 day stay because they kept begging to go back. The staff are very friendly and enthusiastic. We had a particularly enjoyable time getting our photo done with Richard in... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

however although my 7 year old daughter loved all the toys , i am afraid they are not the best quality and clearly the demonstrators have had a lot of training and make the toys they are selling look better than they actually are.

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