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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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10:00 am - 9:00 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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Perfect for children, adults, and film/TV geeks!

I try to go to Hamleys whenever I am in London. It can get very, very busy and while the staff demonstrating toys everywhere you turn no doubt helps with their sales, when it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This shop is amazing. Such a big building with 6 floors full of toys. Every floor has a different theme. On the 6th floor you can see Prince Harry and Kate Middleton build out of lego. There is also a wall full of hand puppets, what for me a kindergarden teacher, is really cool. The toys are so beautifull. Definitially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I lived in London BC (before children) and have been to Hamleys many times, including a Cororate event hosted in the evening when the store was shut to the general public!! However, in a recent visit, we were with our kids. To see their faces as they overused 6 floors of heaven is a sight I'll never... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Do not understand the big fuzz. It was not as what one can imagine. Quite boring and small, the staff seems to have a lot of fun though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My aunt brought me to this place to buy something for my son but instead my husband and I were so distracted with huge variety of toys they have here. The Hamleys staff kept demonstrating the toys (drones flying over your head), bubbles falling from the top floor over your hands and nose. I think this is where dreams come... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I try to go to Hamleys whenever I am in London. It can get very, very busy and while the staff demonstrating toys everywhere you turn no doubt helps with their sales, when it is busy they really clog up the floor space. That is really my only complaint about Hamleys. I turned up during a hot day, and after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

5 floors of every toy you can imagine. Even if you don't buy a single things this store is defo worth a visit, All the staff are of the top happy & welcoming, plenty of toys/games to join in with!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic. Has a whole range of toys that the generic Toys R Us doesn't have. Thus making it an interesting place if Toys R Us is your usual toy store. A slightly more intellectual bent to the toys here, perhaps paying homage to the superior English mind (or not?). The store is fairly large- 2 shops width and 2 stories... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Even if you have nothing in mind to buy here, or just happen to be in the area, coming here is entertaining enough with all the various demonstration and toy display leave plenty to awe about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Always pop in when I am in the West end of London. There's a massive selection of things so lots to see and also plenty of demos going on so plenty to watch too, I especially enjoy watching the magic tricks on the ground floor. It does get very busy but there's enough room to move around and see everything.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you walk down Regent's Street, you will definitely pass by Hamley's Toy Store. It's the biggest toy store in London, if not the UK. Hamley's is an old fashion toy store and visiting it is always fun. You can spend hours just browsing and looking at the various toy section and just having fun in the process. We particularly... More 

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Additional Information about Hamleys Toy Store

Address: Address: 188-196 Regent Street, London, England
Phone Number: 0870 333 2450
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm

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