When it’s time to hit the shops and start looking for Christmas presents, it can be hard to know the best places to go, especially when you’re shopping for kids. With there now being so many stores and different toys and gifts you can buy for the little ones, how are you supposed to narrow it down and decide where to splash your hard-earned cash?
London is well-known for being a shopping destination, with millions of people flocking to the city every year to sample the retail culture and see what’s on offer.
If you’re planning a trip to London during the festive season, avoid feeling overwhelmed and unproductive by checking out our blog for the best places to go Christmas shopping for kids in Paddington.
Once you’re all shopped out, make your way back to your room at the Park Grand Lancaster Gate where you can set your bags down and spend an evening relaxing. Not tired yet? Get your glad rags on and hit the town then, London is magical at this time of year.
Paddington Bear Shop
146 Praed St, London W2 1BA
If you want to give your kids a real souvenir from your trip to London, make a bee line for this shop where you’ll find a tonne of Paddington Bear related goodies that they’re sure to love. Whether its soft toys or games you want, you’ll find it all here for reasonable prices. Want something more educational? Check out the Paddington pop-up London book, which includes images and descriptions of famous landmarks in the city, perfect for children who love to explore and learn about new places.
Now you’ve got enough Paddington related memorabilia for the whole family, stroll back to your room at our hotel near Lancaster Gate. Shopping can be exhausting, so take some time to relax by enjoying a long, hot bath and a good night’s sleep in a comfy bed.
Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop
44, The Market, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RF
If you’re hoping to find something slightly more creative and original for the little ones this year, this is where you want to be in London. All children love the theatre and shows and this store is committed to providing theatrical and educational gifts that kids will love. Their range of toy theatre sets are stunning and bring the magic and drama of the theatre to home. Browse a number of popular children’s classics including Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland.
Getting all of the Christmas presents for the kids is an achievement, so reward yourself by spending the evening relaxing in your room at the Park Grand Lancaster Gate with a drink or two.
188-196 Regent St, Soho, London W1B 5BT
When it comes to shopping for toys, nowhere is quite as good as Hamley’s. This London landmark spans across seven floors and has become a mecca for adults and children looking for the latest toys. Whether you’re searching for soft toys, arts and crafts, games or fun outdoor activities, you’ll find them all and much more here.