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Hamleys Toy Store

188-196 Regent Street, London, England
0870 333 2450
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As featured in London for young kids
Ranked #39 of 448 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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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We could have spent many more hours, we could have spent much more money. Loads of fun, lots of things to try before you buy. Lots of stuff you can't get back in Australia yet. So much Peppa Pig stuff my girl went ape. Big kids toys here to, you don't have to look to hard for that gift to... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A place where you can find all the toys you want to buy for everyone in the family, including yourself. It is a large toy store with many floors with dedicated toys catered for different ages; and a floor for girls - i.e. princess and hello kitty. One of the most remarkable thing I find Hamleys is worth a visit... More

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Seattle, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you are travelling as a family and have children in your group it is highly recommended that you visit Hamleys in Regent Street quite near to Picadally area.. It is one of the biggest Toy store spread over Four Levels. There are Toys for all ages. You have Salesmen demonstrating various toys in all the areas and you can... More

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Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The kids were in heaven but I found the sales people very pushy and in your face. My ten year old ended up being charmed into spending £70 on remote control toys ( he'd been saving his pocket money for weeks). When we returned home the first wee car was not working fully within 20 minutes. It cost £30 in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After paying all that money, it was very disappointing to see some of the toys at a £1 shop. It is mostly the toys that their staff demonstrate on the shop floor. I now understand what the effort is for. You can take your child there for the atmosphere but do not purchase anything. Even sainsburys sells the same toys... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were told that Regent Street had the coolest 4 level toy store! We went and bought a ton of candy, a helicopter, and other fun things my son picked out. The Lego area was so cool! They did some really cool things! The staff was incredible! Loved this place!

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Huntington Beach, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I've had the opportunity to visit Hamleys every few years for the the last 35+. Toys here are more expensive than other locations, but the number of toys, the staff, and the fact that you can play with and experience so many if the toys make this a unique experience. I was able to take my daughter for her first... More

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marietta GA
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317 reviews 317 reviews
102 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

the prices are a bit high compared to Big Box retailers in teh US - but it is inner London where everything is pricier. Take you kids and they will enjoy getting lost - a good 1-2 hours of free entertainment, unless you succumb and have to buy them something (there are worse souvenirs for London) lots of demonstrations going... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My 11 year old daughter and I had a great time at the store. There are tons of demonstrations going on all the time and toys are buzzing around you as you walk by. It is an expensive place to shop but we did manage to buy some stuff. The place is huge and has something for everybody, young and... More

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Toronto
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115 reviews 115 reviews
72 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is 5 floors packed with toys, the best part is all the staff that are demonstrating some of the toys, it was quite fun to watch. I was glad that I was there with teenagers who were more interested in watching and browsing than young children who would have asked to buy everything! Just outside there is a bus... More

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