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A Quick Overview of Hamleys
Hamleys is the oldest toy shop in the world and one of the world's best-known retailers of toys. Founded by William Hamley as "Noah's Ark" in High Holborn, London, in 1760, it moved to its current site on Regent Street in 1881.
- The flagship London store is set over seven floors, with more than 50,000 toys on sale.
- It is considered one of the city's major tourist attractions, receiving around five million visitors each year.
- The chain has ten other outlets in the United Kingdom and nearly 50 franchises worldwide.