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“A fun place to visit”
Review of Hamleys Toy Store

Hamleys Toy Store
Ranked #18 of 738 Shopping in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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 themes and the hundreds of toys create the “myth” of Hamleys and make children from all countries want to visit.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
London, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“A fun place to visit”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

I took my 10-year-old niece to Hamleys for the first time this year. It was a really fun experience and not unbearably busy even though it was school holidays. There are lots of toys and games being demonstrated and the staff couldn't be nicer. And there's a massive lego model of Princess Kate and Prince William. A magical store.

Visited July 2013
Thank SandyCadiz-Smith
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Toys are over prices in here but it's central London and hamleys so you expect to pay it. Have been in during school holidays which I will never do again! You can't move in there. Worth a look round if not too busy!

Visited November 2013
Thank saraht1993
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Be a Child Again...”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Many years ago Hamleys was the most important toy store in Europe.
Although currently there are other stores as important as her but visit Hamleys is a fun ride and a must see.
No matter what your age: 8 or 80 years.
You'll have fun!
And certainly not going to stand out empty handed!
Please note the location of the bathrooms especially if you have children.

Visited October 2013
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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505 reviews
344 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“scarily busy”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

we visited at the beginning of december on a saturday evening. on approaching the store along regent st, there were thousands of people trying to get in. it was like getting out of a football match. there were even what looked like 'bouncers' on the door to keep order. once in, the shop was a standard large toy shop. they dont sell anything different to 'argos' or 'tescos' and most things are more expensive. the best thing is the demo areas, where staff are playing with the toys and letting kids play with. its good to visit as a tourist attraction, but if you want to buy go elsewhere

Visited December 2012
Thank HatterWilko
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Stanford le Hope, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Awful, awful, awful”
Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Do not visit on a weekend!! It's boiling hot, packed and the queues are unbelievable! The adult customers push anybody and everybody out of the way and the toys are the ones you can buy in any toy store - nothing special :-(

Visited November 2013
Thank Jo Mark E
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