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Hamleys Toy Store

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Address: 188-196 Regent Street, London, England
Phone Number: 0870 333 2450
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Hamleys Toy Store is paradise on Earth for children, teens and adults. The...
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.
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If you're making a visit to London, you have to visit this place. Helps to have kids, but still fun for adults. It was busy when we visited, but surely is one of the best toy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely shop with so much, cheerful and helpful staff to help you with any enquiry, also stands to display different items and toys, excellent experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

excelent well worth the visit shopia and georgia where really friendly staff the toys gadgets and jigzaws they have a unreal my fav toy shop in the uk

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Hamleys is a legendary toy store in London. Situated on Regent Street it is in the middle of the most busy shopping area in the city. Several floors of toys, fun and games are to be explored. Along with the toy department at Harrods and Selfridges, it has to be one of the best toy stores in London. Still I... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you're making a visit to London, you have to visit this place. Helps to have kids, but still fun for adults. It was busy when we visited, but surely is one of the best toy shops ever. Lots of staff showing off products and their skills, and a huge range of goods on offer.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great shop all manor of toys on 4 floors and a sweet shop on the top floor. Fantastic displays of toys.

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a world of magic and if you are an adult you wish you were a kid. If you are a kid on the other hand, there are no words to describe the feeling. Situated in my favorite street, it offers the opportunity to travel in the world of toys. Unfortunately, this comes with a price, since you will... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

7 floors of the most amazing kids paradise. There are many staff on all levels demonstrating toys, and any kid could spend hours in there. Parents beware! You will not leave empty handed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

7 floors of toys for everybody. And even milkshakes in a lot of different tastes! Og here on a Sunday when theres less people

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A kid or an adult you must visit it at least once if you are in London. Kids loved it. Although toys are more expensive than elsewhere there are unique toys that you can find only here. It is too busy but there are a lot of cashiers in each floor so there is not much queue. Performances and toy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I've been to Hamleys before on a previous visit to London and this time round we didn't intend to visit but we were passing by so popped in anyway. It was immediately clear that this was a bit of a mistake given that it was Easter and the place was swamped, absolutely swamped with younglings. Then again, it is a... More 

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