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The famous Toy Shop
Traditional toy shops are hard to find, however if you make a trip to London don't forget to call in at Hamleys. There aren't many toy shops that started before 1760!
"Hamleys, iconic flagship store, has developed an international reputation for its magical, atmosphere, choice of products and spectacular window displays.
When William Hamley first opened a toy shop in London, Westminster Bridge had just opened to traffic - horses and carts. Even gas lights would not illuminate the city's streets for another half a century. The year was 1760, but William Hamley, a Cornishman from Bodmin, was not put off.
He filled his cramped Holborn shop with every toy he could find; rag dolls and tin soldiers, hoops and wooden horses, because he wanted the finest toy shop in the world. He even called it the Noah's Ark.
So when Henry Charles Harrod opened a small grocer's in Knightsbridge in 1849, Hamleys was already a vastly successful Joy Emporium. To celebrate, in 1881, William Hamley's grandsons opened a new branch in Regent Street, not far from Piccadilly Circus. Hamleys was here 11 years before Eros.
Over the years Hamleys has developed an international reputation for choice, quality and innovation. The magical flagship store on Regent Street has over 7 floors packed full of toys and games, with live and interactive demonstrations.
Today, Hamleys is an internationally recognised toy retailer with ambitious plans to further grow the brand. The Hamleys Own collection, a branded range of toys and games will continue the tradition of the finest toys in the world. With plans for international stores and the launch of an exciting, new user friendly website will enable Hamleys magic to be delivered throughout the world".
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