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Westfield Stratford City East
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The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th March 1960 Born today: Steve Norman, London, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True)

25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.go to related location

25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.go to related location

25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)

25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.go to related location

Hamleys Toy Store



Hamleys Toy Store

Since 1760, serving kids with toys and a ghost on the staircase

Location: 188 - 196 Regent Street, W1B 5BT

Description: Hamleys is named after William Hamley, who founded a toy shop called Noah's Ark at High Holborn in London in 1760. A branch in Regent Street was opened in 1881, and the Holborn branch was destroyed by fire in 1901.

The business has survived in various forms to the present day, and at one time was the largest toy shop in the world. Hamleys moved to its current Regent Street premises in 1981.

The store is considered one of London's major tourist attractions, and receives about five million visitors a year.

It also claims to have a haunted staircase...so there you go.

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