Climb the creaky stairs past Hobbs and into this shrine to playthings from the past. There are music boxes, traditional puppets, hoopla and spinning tops – in fact, many toys so obscure you’ll likely never have heard of them before, let alone played with them.
Toy theatres make up a good part of the stock, and cost from a couple of quid for one in a matchbox to much more for the really complicated set-ups. If miniature stages aren’t your thing, there are more nostalgic toys, such as china and tin tea sets, paper planes and dolls, vintage-style board games, Steiff teddy bears and music boxes.
|Venue name:||Benjamin Pollock's Toy Shop|
44 The Market
|Cross street:||Covent Garden|
|Opening hours:||Open 10.30am-6pm Mon-Sat; 11am-4pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Covent Garden tube|
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