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188-196 Regent Street, Soho, London W1B 5BT
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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. From tin soldiers to the latest in Jedi fighting equipment, 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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Meet Father Christmas at HamleysMeet Father Christmas at HamleysWhere better to visit the big man in red than the world's most magical toy shop? Luckily, there will be the chance to Meet Father Christmas at Hamleys this December, with every child getting the opportunity to spend time with him and receive a special gift bag to take home. His elves will also be on hand to keep visitors entertained with fun, magic2017-12-18T00:00:00+00002017-12-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING£39.95 per child. One adult allowed per child.
DATES25th November to 24th December 2017
Where better to visit the big man in red than the world's most magical toy shop? Luckily, there will be the chance to Meet Father Christmas at Hamleys this December, with every child getting the opportunity to spend time with him and receive a special gift bag to take home. His elves will also be on hand to keep visitors entertained with fun, magic...†More about this event

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London > Apartment > Apartment † from £150† 22% off
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
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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
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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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Billed as 'a playhouse of food, fun and cocktails', Senor Ceviche brings a taste of Peru to Kingly Court. ... More
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Dishoom Carnaby
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22 Kingly Street, W1B | 1 minute from Hamleys
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Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B5PW | 1 minute from Hamleys
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OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
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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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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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