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Toy Shops in London.[edit]

Following up on something in the Pub, Does anyone have a list of must visit toy shops in London? Small but quirky independent stores will be preferable over major chains.

Asked by: ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:20, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

  • I live in Birmingham, so I'm a tourist when I go to London, but I might be able to help. The most famous toy shop is probably Hamley's in Regent Street. I like Benjamin Pollock's in Covent Garden. I also like Davenports Magic Shop in the arcade next to Charing Cross Station. If you like Harry Potter, there is a shop at King Cross Station. Finally, the shop at the Science Museum has lots of fun stuff. --TrogWoolley (talk) 11:07, 24 November 2017 (UTC)


Would Syria be safe for a lone man on a photagraphy trip? How can I stay safe while there? Asked by: 22:10, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

I would say most of Syria right now is unsafe for any kind of travel, especially if you are even remotely a "valuable target" of kidnapping, extortion or whatnot. It may be sad, but unless your job is to go to places like Syria, I would advise in the strongest terms to stay away from Syria for the time being. Should you somehow consider this bad advice, war zone safety is the one Wikivoyage article you should definitely read before going. Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:33, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
I doubt the seriousness of this question. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 06:05, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
Me too, but what does one know? Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:09, 7 December 2017 (UTC)