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Hamleys Toy Store

Address: 188-196 Regent Street, London, England
Phone Number: 0870 333 2450
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Ranked #54 of 516 Shopping & Fashion in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
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...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A fab toy store to visit and prices not overinflated. Staff are fantastic, demonstrating toys and being chatty. Always love coming here as great selection.

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Murton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

SO good but very expensive, very large store and a variety of items, worth a look around as a tourist this was a highlight :)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

To walk in here - the best and biggest toy store in the world - was mind boggling. Whether you are an adult or a child - you cannot help at marvel of the array of all things playful over several storeys. All children should be taken here - as it truly is magical - and something they would never... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you come for the experience, it's fantastic - if you come to actually buy something, it's a rip off... You can probably get things here that you don’t get in every other toy store, and I’m sure it’s good quality too. All the same I think most of the things were really overpriced. But the staff is great, and... More 

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kuala lumpur
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Its a huge place. I think every toy available anywhere must be available here. The staff are really helpful. The toys here are pricy ie you can get the same things cheaper elsewhere but its all under one roof. Very easy to spend money on things that you dont need here. Still if you have kids you have to bring... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My 5yr old daughter and I came up to London to spend her birthday money and she was completely diddled. All the toys she chose are at least £20 cheaper locally and I know it's London and I know its a famous store but I don't see how that justifies charging so much more money. Luckily my daughter is unaware... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Never mind for kids, I was excited to be in that store! Great activity outside the store drawing in the crowds. Staff very good at demo's of the toys. A must for anyone who is a kid at heart

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Incheon, South Korea
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

So much to look at (and buy) on each floor. Staff do their thing all over the place and it's almost impossible not to get sucked into buying something. What a fun place to visit (and I guess, work)!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I wasn't sure to go, luckily I decided to go, otherwise I will lost a chance to be kid again. The toy store is a complete building in Regent Street. It´s located near Piccadilly. The best is the vendors, young folks promoting products as loud, with real skill and grace. The exclusive toy will blow your mind. It has everything... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We wanted to visit Hamleys to buy a gift for our 4 year old. We made a special point of visiting to ensure we could get him an amazing present from our trip. Although it is very large and has everything under the sun, everything was massively expensive, even compared to Harrods and Selfridge's toy section! For example, the Disney... More 

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