With the festive season upon us, it’s time to hit the shops and get your Christmas shopping done.Whether this excites you or fills you with dread, there is nowhere quite like London for shopping, especially when it comes to toys.
With a vast selection of shops to choose from, with some stocking the latest releases for children and others committed to providing old-fashioned goods, there is something in the city for everyone and you’re sure to be able to get all of your Christmas shopping done whilst you are staying at the Kensington Park Hotel London.
Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop
44, The Market, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RF
If you fancy getting the little ones something a little bit different this year, head to this shop nestled in buzzing Covent Garden during your stay at the Kensington Hotel London where you’ll find toys and gifts that will encourage children to be creative and get involved in storytelling. From their stunning theatre sets to the shadow boxes they sell, there is something in here for every child who has a wild imagination. Be sure to also check out their gorgeous gift boxes, which come filled with traditional games that have entertained children over the years such as noughts and crosses and dominoes.
188-196 Regent St, Soho, London W1B 5BT
No shopping trip to London would be complete without a visit to this world-renowned store that spans across seven floors and contains every kind of toy you could possibly imagine. Whether you’re after books, video games, fancy dress costumes or dolls, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here. Be sure to check out the stunning window displays too and also look out for the resident bears Hamley and Hattie who do a meet and greet in store every day.
121 Upper St, London N1 1QP
If you want to visit a more eccentric toy shop during your stay at the Kensington Hotel London, this store that stocks a wide range of vintage toys is perfect. Steer clear of the usual video games and expensive electrical equipment that most kids want and instead excite them with classic toys and games. At After Noah you will find puzzles, jigsaws and fancy dress items, along with a wide range of wooden toys that will look stunning placed in a baby’s nursery or playroom. If you fancy having a browse for yourself as well, they also stock some beautiful vintage furniture, so why not purchase some new pieces just in time for Christmas?
68 Mountgrove Rd, London N5 2LT
Does your child have a dolls house or are they crazy about figurines? If so, this is place you need to look for the perfect stocking fillers for them. Shop a vast range of individual figures as well as all the accessories they need to make their house look perfect including furniture sets and kitchen accessories.