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HamleysStepping into Hamleys you are greeted by a colourful scene of frenetic activity. Miniature trains career under escalators, model planes circle above your head and mountains of soft toys spill across the floor. Famed as the one of the largest of its kind across Europe, Hamleys has been the leading toy shop for over 250 years. Founded by William Hamley in 1760, it first opened in a poky shop in Holborn before moving to Regent Street in 1881. Hamleys keeps up with the latest gadgets and trends as well as stocking the more time-honoured toys. On the lower ground floor there's the Harry Potter wizarding world where you can see a flying snitch, cast spells with a light up wand and see a giant Hagrid made out of LEGO. Upstairs, the fifth floor is dedicated to LEGO and guarded by royal guards made out of bricks. Kiddies can feast their eyes on over 40,000 different toys. There is something for every price range, however don't be surprised by some of the wildly steep price tags. Adults and children swarm around the store, eyes shining with excitement. The experience alone is worth a visit. Many of the toys are out of the boxes and can be endlessly tossed, shaken, driven, built or cuddled. With seven floors of fun your raucous bunch can charge from floor to floor with glee.

 

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No 5 Maddox Street London
London > Apartment > Apartment
5 Maddox Street, W1S | 1 minute from Hamleys
Edgy, urban and very hip, these distinguished apartments are a shopper's seventh heaven. Located near Regents Street, Maddox Street is a stylish sanctuary of tranquility offering ... More
 
 
 
The Courthouse Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
19 - 21 Great Marlborough Street, W1F | 2 minutes from Hamleys
A swimming pool, spa, fitness room and a range of meeting rooms have been sympathetically accommodated within this historic 5-star Soho hotel. A Grade II listed ... More
 
 
 
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
68 Regent Street, W1B | 5 minutes from Hamleys
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
 
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Pretty Woman: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th February 2020 to 2nd January 2021
Hamleys, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 5 minutes from Hamleys
Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West End with ...More
 
 
 
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March 2016 to 1st November 2020
Hamleys, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 6 minutes from Hamleys
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
 
 
 
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th November 2017 to 29th August 2020
Hamleys, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 6 minutes from Hamleys
Tom MacRae's musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie transfers to London's Apollo Theatre after an acclaimed run at the Sheffield Theatre. Despite being openly gay and confident ...More
 
 
 
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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Hamleys
For those who owned televisions in the 1950s and 1960s, the London Palladium is quite simply the most famous variety theatre in the world. Stars who ... More
 
 
 
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Boulevard Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Walker's Court, W1F | 5 minutes from Hamleys
Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, who opened the original Boulevard Theatre as the Revuebar in 1958 ... More
 
 
 
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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from Hamleys
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
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Omer Tiroche Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21 Conduit Street, W1S | 2 minutes from Hamleys
Mayfair art gallery owned by Omer Tiroche , considered one of London's most exciting young dealers. The focus is on modern, post-war and contemporary ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Miro Mayfair
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
14 St George Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from Hamleys
Three decades after opening her first gallery in Cork Street, Victoria Miro returns to Mayfair to open a third space in October 2013. The gallery, designed ... More
 
 
 
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Photographers' Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Hamleys
The Photographers' Gallery - Britain's leading centre for contemporary photography - emerged from a 3.6 million pound redesign in May 2012 revealing the work of Irish ... More
 
 
 
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Senor Ceviche Carnaby
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Kingly Court, Oxford Circus, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Hamleys
Billed as 'a playhouse of food, fun and cocktails', Senor Ceviche brings a taste of Peru to Kingly Court. ... More
 
 
 
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Downtown Mayfair
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
15 New Burlington Place, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Hamleys
Downtown Mayfair is located between two of the most well known shopping streets in London, Savile Row, famous for its bespoke tailors and Regent Street. Its ... More
 
 
 
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Dishoom Carnaby
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
22 Kingly Street, W1B | 1 minute from Hamleys
Dishoom pays loving homage to 1930s Bombay, when Iranian immigrants crossed the Indian ocean, setting up Irani cafes providing a cheap snack, a meal, ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 6 minutes from Hamleys
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 8 minutes from Hamleys
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 12 minutes from Hamleys
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
 
 
 
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Triyoga Soho
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Hamleys
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
 
 
 
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The Beauty Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Hamleys
All therapists at The Beauty Lounge in Kingly Court work in the media, fashion and beauty industry so when you go for a make-up leseson you'll ... More
 
 
 
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AllBright Mayfair
London > Leisure >
24-26 Maddox Street, W1S | 2 minutes from Hamleys
Named after the former USA Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, who famously said "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help ... More
 
 
 
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Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from Hamleys
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The Adam and Eve
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Hamleys
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The Adam & Eve
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Hamleys
Situated on Wells Street by Oxford Circus, The Adam & Eve is one of the most central pubs within the Young's pub group offering a welcome ... More
 
 
 
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Disco
London > Nightlife >
13 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Hamleys
Technically, disco never died but it has been in need of a revival, which is lucky because 2013 saw the opening of Disco in Soho. Created ... More
 
 
 
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Sketch - The Parlour and East Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Hamleys
The Parlour, a restaurant and bar reserved for Sketch members, club nights and private events at night, is decked out in pinks, oranges, vibrant prints and ... More
 
 
 
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Antidote Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
12a Newburgh Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Hamleys
The wines at Antidote Wine Bar on Newburgh Street are made from grapes grown without any nasty chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and artificial additives. That really ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from Hamleys
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
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195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 6 minutes from Hamleys
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 6 minutes from Hamleys
This long established night spot in Mayfair's Dover Street has been providing Londoners with a sophisticated setting to enjoy food, drink and live entertainment for 30 ... More
 
 
 
 

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Angelica Kauffman
Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2020 

Royal Academy of Arts 4 minutes walk from Hamleys

Founding member of the Royal Academy and one of the most successful artists of her time, Angelica Kauffman is the ...More

Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2021 

Piccadilly Theatre 5 minutes walk from Hamleys

Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from ...More

 
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
Theatre | Until 31st July 2020 

Gielgud Theatre 6 minutes walk from Hamleys

Rhys Ifans, recently seen in On Bear Ridge at the Royal Court Theatre, takes on the lead role of small-town ...More

 
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Theatre | Until 1st November 2020 

Criterion Theatre 6 minutes walk from Hamleys

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - ...More

 
Body Worlds
Body Worlds
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2020 

London Pavilion 6 minutes walk from Hamleys

A fascinating exhibition which fuses science, art and health education, Body Worlds offers a unique insight into the human body. ...More

 
Beethoven 250
Beethoven 250
Concerts | Until 1st December 2020 

Wigmore Hall 9 minutes walk from Hamleys

December 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and to celebrate the occasion Wigmore Hall presents its special season, ...More

 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 9 minutes walk from Hamleys

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live
Dance | Until 13th September 2020 

The Hippodrome 9 minutes walk from Hamleys

Picking up from where Dirty Dancing left off, Channing Tatum presents an adults-only dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the ...More

 
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
Theatre | Until 4th October 2020 

Wyndham's Theatre 10 minutes walk from Hamleys

Based on one of the best-loved works of fiction, Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize winning novel, Life of Pi is ...More

 
The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
Theatre | Until 31st October 2020 

Dominion Theatre 10 minutes walk from Hamleys

With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film ...More

 
 
 
 
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