Pollocks Toy Museum
We were all children once, and Pollock’s houses a huge collection of the sort of toys most of us would’ve been overjoyed to receive from Father Christmas before we gave up believing in him and just wanted something electronic. These are proper toys, mostly Victorian, and the place feels Dickensian with more than a whiff of Harry Potter. Don’t miss the bizarre 4,000-year-old Egyptian toy mouse made of clay, with a wagging tail and wooden tongue that moves. There’s an area dedicated to toy theatres, with amazing paper puppets you move about on sticks. This is a place for adults and children—it’s not Hamleys!
Pollock's Toy Museum is a museum and small toy shop housed in two atmospheric historic buildings in London's Fitzrovia.
Small rooms in 2 townhouses stuffed with toy theatres, games, puppets and dolls from yesteryear.
Located in London’s Fitzrovia, Pollock’s Toy Museum boasts a hugely impressive collection of toys, most of which date back to Victorian times. It’s a real treat to venture round this historic spot and take in sights such as teddy bears, puppets, toy soldiers, dolls and every other toy you could…
“Australian art dealer Rebecca Hossack opened her first London art gallery in Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, in March 1988”
“Cafe/restaurant in an upmarket furniture store, serving coffees, snacks and all-day breakfast.”
“A collection of treasures in Victorian glass cabinets, from jewellery to pots and ancient clothing.”
“A beautiful Georgian square near Euston. It's in the centre of London's creative hub with quite a few celebrities - past and present - living in the neighbourhood. It's also worth a visit if you want to try one of the countless little restaurants and cafes that serve great food.”