Make your Christmas extra special with a perfect toy gift

Christmas extra special

With Christmas fast approaching, buying toys becomes a priority.  Thankfully, it is no problem in London as there are some fantastic places to search for that perfect toy. In order to enjoy Christmas to the fullest, make sure to book your stay at any of the holiday apartments in London.

Numerous special Christmas markets are held throughout London such as along the South Bank and in Hyde Park connecting shoppers with craft and specialist artisans selling unusual, high-quality toys and gifts. Equally worth searching out are the toy sections of the big department stores like Selfridges and Harrods.  These become an enchanted world of make-believe, beautifully decorated and attractive, inspiring shoppers to hunt for the perfect toy.

There are also two very special places to visit when buying toys – Hamleys and the Lego Store. These are a positive joy to visit at any time of the year, full of wonder and imagination.  But at Christmas they are extra special, attracting vast numbers of shoppers through their doors.

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Hamleys has become a British institution. A vast store in Regent Street, close to Piccadilly Circus, it is a mecca for toy hunters.  Whatever type of toy you want, you are guaranteed to find it here. Cuddly soft toys, dolls, arts and crafts, action toys, blocks ready for building the ultimate house or constructing technological wonders – this is the place to come.  Fancy a game to play with the family on Christmas Day? No problem. Tucked away inside Hamleys is a massive collection of board games ranging from Monopoly to hunting Mr. X through the streets of London like Scotland Yard detectives. There are lots for pre-school children too including bath toys,  learning toys, trains and baby music items. The hardest part of visiting Hamleys is simply choosing the perfect toy and leaving the store without getting distracted!

Head down to Leicester Square where you can find another extremely popular toyshop – the Lego Store. Want the latest Lego products? Keen to buy a version of Harry Potter’s train or school? Looking for baby’s first Lego building blocks?  The Lego Store has all the answers and the choice of products is enormous. If you are uncertain as to what to choose, have a word with one of the Brick Specialists and they will be able to find the ideal selection. Near to Leicester Square, there are numerous luxurious short stay apartments in London where you can spend some time with your family.

Take time out while in the Lego store to enjoy the fun.  Marvel at the amazing items made out of Lego bricks such as the life-size Tube train.  Step inside and sit beside one of the ‘passengers’, or take your photo next to Dr. Who’s legendary blue box. Kids will love the hands-on play area, where thousands of Lego products are ready for building. If you have time to spare and can book in advance – book for a slot at the Lego Mosaic Maker.  This is definitely the ultimate present for a Lego fan as the special machine captures your image, then in less than ten minutes provides you with instructions and the bricks to complete your Lego portrait.