Hamleys: The world’s (London’s) oldest toy store

Took baby to see the renowned toy shop Hamleys–it’s supposed to be the oldest toy store in the world (founded in 1760). Hamleys has many other locations but its london flagship store is the largest & best one. 
First floor: the typical iconic toys one associates with the UK–paddington bear

Also much beloved: the life size bear in london guard outfit

Plush london bus or london taxi? Tough choice

Upper levels have candy bar😋

There are lots of legos here–not just to buy but also displays of life size lego portraits of the UK’s finest!

Baby needed a close inspection of lego Queen Elizabeth’s lego corgi!!

The iconic red telephone booth

Enormous star wars lego set!

Dr who booth!

Hijinks in the ball pit!


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