637a Holloway Road, London N19
020 7281 1976
Tradional toys (Big Jig stockists) and pocket money toys. Party bag and gift wrapping service.
138 Regents Park Rd NW1 Tel 020 7722 2597
Pocket money toys, Jelly Cat, wooden toys and Lego. Not a ‘branded’ toyshop but stocks lots of original toys from France, Italy and Spain.
53 Godfrey Street SW3 Tel 020 7352 1718
Under the new ownership of Alka Poole this shop is going from strength to strength. As well as an unusual stock of colourful wooden traditional toys you will find porcelain figures (ballerinas etc) by Llado & Nao, old style copies of traditional games like monopoly. The helpful owner is happy to help you find whatever is you are searching for – just ask!
84 Fortis Green Rd N10 Tel 020 8444 0282
Pocket money toys, Playmobil, Lego. Arts and crafts products – Galt stockist. Good dressing-up and accessories. Orchard Games and lots of jigsaws. Interesting science kits.
Pocket money toys, wooden toys, Playmobil, Lego, Jelly Cat and a selection of well chosen picture books. Stockist of Mini and Maxi Microscooters.
A long-standing Hampstead toy shop. Wooden traditional toys as well as big name brands.
18 Half Moon Lane SE24 Tel 020 7733 9995
106 Grove Vale SE22 Tel 020 8299 3444
8b Balham Hill SW12 Tel 020 3538 6798
Excellent advice and good all rounder shop. Enthusiastic staff. Stand of Schleich. Impressive range of puzzles. Warhammer section good for older boys.
A good selection of educational wooden toys and original toys sourced from abroad for 0-10 year olds. This year a wider selection of toys for 5-10 year olds.
12 Flask Walk, NW3, Tel: 020 7431 1888
Bluewater Shopping Centre, Tel: 01322 624997
This shop is literally packed with everything one can imagine within the theme of fairies, princesses, ballerinas and mermaids. Girl heaven! Themed games, puzzles and play sets, dressing up, accessories, stationary and decorations. See their website for details of Fairy School and children's parties.
Packed full of toys, games, puzzles and books designed to stimulate creativity and engage the imagination. Lots of musical instruments for all ages. Good model section: Airfix and Revell, extensive Hornby and Scalextric parts.
107-111 Lillie Rd SW6, Tel 020 7385 9864 Specialising in rocketry, planes, cars, military and science fiction for those with nimble fingers. The toy department stocks a diverse range of outdoor games and equipment and for rainy days they are also the main service agents for Hornby and Scalextric.
377 Upper Richmond Rd West East Sheen SW14 Tel 020 8876 522942
Broad Street Teddington TW11 Tel 020 8614 562854
High Street Waltham-on-Thames KT12 Tel 01932 246124
A treasure trove of traditional toys. Sylvanian Families and Lego Bionicles and board games galore. Good recommendations.They can hold your shopping at the store and deliver it to you in time for Christmas, handy for keeping those bulky presents a secret.
A local favourite. Soft toys, traditional wooden toys, science kits. Stockist of Melissa & Doug toys. Sell balance bikes. Good pocket money section. Very helpful staff. The play area at the back is a God-send when you are trying to concentrate on Christmas shopping or keep hidden presents from prying eyes!