With Christmas not too far away, parents will be thinking about what gifts to get the little ones. If you’re planning a trip to London you’ll be spoilt for choice by all of the places to buy toys and gadgets for youngsters.
Just around the corner from our Paddington hotels London, you’ll find countless hidden treasure troves full of amazing gifts for boys and girls. Shopping in London can get a little overwhelming so we thought we’d help out with a list of the best toyshops around the Paddington area.
Route 73 Kids
Stoke Newington Church Street, London
For kids who aren’t interested in the latest gadgets and technology, you’ll find all sorts of classic toys and simple treasures at Route 73 Kids. The quaint red toyshop has been providing kids with everything from books to skipping ropes for years and the friendly staff make it a delight to visit. Be sure to head over during your stay at our Lancaster Gate hotels and see what gifts you can find.
Regent Street, London
Just down the road from our Paddington hotels London in Soho, you’ll find perhaps the most famous toyshop in the world. Hamleys is a must-see place for anyone travelling with kids or anyone who still is a kid at heart. With multiple floors full to the brim with all kinds of toys and treats for youngsters, you won’t have trouble finding the perfect gift for your little one.
Oxford Street, London
Enter a world of fairytale magic and wondrous adventure as you browse the biggest Disney store in Britain. The flagship kid’s shop has become one of London’s biggest attractions with thousands of people walking through the doors every day. Be sure to visit during your trip and find a gift for your little princess or prince charming.
Oxford Street, London
Bring to life your kid’s favourite cartoon characters by treating them to a gift from the iconic Nickelodeon shop on Oxford Street. The crazy colourful shop is full of exciting toys and whacky characters waiting to be bought. From t-shirts and hats to action figures and interactive toys, the shop has something for kids of all ages. Even if you don’t have the kids with you, you’ll still not want to miss out on a trip to the Nickelodeon store.
Leicester Square, London
Everybody’s favourite building blocks can be found in their millions at the flagship LEGO store in Leicester Square. Enter a world of imagination and creation as you choose from thousands of different products. The in-store displays feature some of the biggest and most complex LEGO creations in the world so be sure to take your camera along.
Paddington Bear Shop
Praed Street, London
Those looking for classic toyshops can find the home of London’s famous marmalade-loving bear in Paddington Station. The boutique style shops sell everything you could think of related to Paddington Bear, from boots to books. You’re sure to find something for your little one on your trip to Paddington Station.