Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop was established in London's Hoxton back in 1856. The shop moved to Covent Garden in 1980 and today still sells the same paper toy theatres it always has. You can also find marionettes, glove puppets and other traditional toys with a theatrical theme.
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Venue Details & Map
Benjamin Pollocks Toyshop
44 The Piazza
Covent GardenLondonWC2E 8RF
- +44 (0)20 7379 7866
- Public transport:
- Covent Garden, Underground
Two old townhouses merged into one which house both a museum and small toy shop. Winding your way up and down rickety stairs while exclaiming as you notice something that you had as a child tucked away in some cabinet or other is great.more
This is the a super fun store with great things for kids, but as a sixty year old woman I found it quite magical. Most fun for me were the make it yourself theater kits. Workable sets, stages, actors, etc. just a fabulous find! Don't miss this place.more
I'm not gonna lie, this place is straightup creepy. Leering string puppets, a grinning ventriloquist doll, a drawing of a girl with a tree for a head...CREE. PEE.
Despite my wussiness, it was fun poking around the shop and seeing what strange things I could find. These are definitely not your typical toys! These toys are old-fashioned and even a bit weird. But, I can guarantee you will...more
Q: What do you buy the person who has everything?
Answer: A little something from Benjamin Pollock's Toy Shop.
Remember a time when things were much simpler, a time of rocking horses, puppet shows and table top spinners... O.K, well I'm not really that old, but I still appreciate good old fashioned fun, which is what you can find here. From jack-in-the-boxes, string puppets and...more
Please excuse me if I sound a little old fashioned but children of today probably wouldn't even know what a jack-in-the-box is. Christmas 'toy' shopping revolves around Wii, computers, and basically anything which you basically interact with on a screen. It is so nice to see a proper old fashioned toy shop and remember what is was like in the days of drummer soldiers and puppets.
This is a...more