The store survived difficult times through two world wars and the Great Depression and it moved to its current location in 1981.
Over 250 years since its foundation, the current store is an emporium of wonder for all children and their parents too.
Spread over seven floors, it is the closest you can get to walking into Santa’s workshop without going to the North Pole!
Hamleys may have a long tradition of supplying customers all over the world with the finest toys, but you’ll be sure to find the latest must-have toys incorporating cutting edge technology as well as arts and crafts supplies galore, to let your kids’ imaginations run wild.
Join Santa and his elves at the special “I Met Father Christmas Event”, running every day from the beginning of December until Christmas Eve.
Your little ones will enjoy a meal with Santa’s other guests, some Christmas activities and a personal chat with Santa himself.
And to top of a magical experience, all of Santa’s guests will receive a special gift to keep as reminder of their trip to this fairytale store.
The I Met Father Christmas Event can be booked online and must be reserved in advance.
From: £45 per child
Photos: £10 per child