Hamleys in London
Hamleys is one of the world's largest toy shops. Its flagship store is in Regent Street, London. Major stores worldwide are in Dublin,
In 1938, Queen Mary, consort of George V of the United Kingdom, gave Hamleys a Royal Warrant. During World War II, the Regent Street store was bombed five times. In 1955 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom gave the company a second Royal Warrant as a "Toys and Sports Merchant" .
Hamleys opened its first store outside Europe in Amman, Jordan on 18 June 2008. The three-storey store in Mecca Street is run by the group's franchisee Jordan Centre. A Dubai franchise opened on 4 November 2008.
Hamleys opened its first store in Asia in Mumbai, India on the 9th of April, 2010. The 22000 sqft store is located in an upmarket shopping district in the country's financial capital. The Second Store in India is located in the city of Chennai at the Express Avenue Mall. The 11,000 Sq. ft. store has a London Bus that one can walk up through.
Hamleys plans to open additional franchise stores in China, Turkey and Serbia (October 2010).