Tag Archives: London

Retail Spotlight | Cachao Toys talks reopening, local support and why toy shops are about making memories

A family-started business that opened its doors in 1996 as a chocolate shop, Cachao’s winding journey into toys has cemented its place among London locals. We catch up with Cachao’s owner, Jennie Hogg, to find out how business has been for this retailer of the weird and wonderful, since doors …

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Pollock’s Toy Museum to reopen after ‘overwhelming response’ to fund raising campaign

Pollock’s Toy Museum in Fitzrovia has detailed its plans to reopen this month following the ‘roaring success’ of a Save Pollock’s Toy Museum crowdfunding campaign that ran online earlier this year. A rally of support from across the general public, as well as a number of toy community individuals, saw …

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Hasbro reveals first details of Monopoly: Lifesized, a gameplay attraction coming to London this summer

Hasbro and Gamepath – a new division of Selladoor Worldwide – have released the first details of the Monopoly Lifesized experience – a new gameplay attraction due to open in London on August 14th this year. The attraction will bring together the best of the iconic board game with escape …

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London Toy Fair 2022 booking now open as BTHA marks the show’s return next year

The application process for Toy Fair 2022 is now open. The British Toy and Hobby Association has opened the process for applying for your place at next year’s London Toy Fair, scheduled to take place from January 25th to 27th 2022 at its usual venue, Olympia. Companies wishing to exhibit …

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LEGO brings A Really Cool World to London’s Covent Garden for Christmas

The LEGO Group has launched a new, immersive experience that allows families to step into the brick built world inspired by its 2020 LEGO Holiday advert with a special LEGO installation taking pride of place in London’s Covent Garden. Inspired by the group’s own re-imagining of the iconic song What …

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Doors open at FAO Schwarz’s first European location in London’s Selfridges

FAO Schwarz – the oldest US toy retailer – has finally opened the doors of its new 22,000 square foot location in London, housing itself within the capital city’s flagship Selfridges. A 157-year-old New York toy shop, FAO Schwarz once upon a time occupied the General Motors Building on Fifth …

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