Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop, London

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Benjamin Pollock's Toy Shop is a shop selling vintage and retro toys in London's Covent Garden. One of the oldest toy shops in London, it had its origins in Hoxton in 1851 before being taken over in 1877 by Benjamin Pollock, who ran it until his death in 1937. Coronation Street actor Peter Baldwin co-owned the shop from 1988 to his death in 2015. Located at 44 The Market Building, Benjamin Pollock's Toy Shop specialises in Victorian toy theatres, both original and reproduction, in addition to books, puppets, music boxes and other traditional toys.
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  • From the outside you might think this is a museum, but it’s a wonderful little toy shop up a steep stairs right in the middle of Covent Garden. I was pleasantly surprised to find things to buy at...  more »
  • Thank you to Rafael for taking the time to talk to us about the toyshop. Will definitely be back the next time I'm in London.  more »
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  • I felt in a story going into this shop. Beautiful merchandise
  • Stepping in to the Benjamin Pollock's Toy shop is a moment getaway to a parallel universe with magic and mysteries, a jump of 150 years back in a time machine. The stairways are storytelling grim legend, and inside the shop paper-based mini theaters come to life along with toys that could have come come from a fairy tale easily. Very few true authentic places can be found today - Benjamin Pollock's is certainly one of these.
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