Established by William Hamley as 'Noah's Ark' at 231 High Holborn. Branch at 200 Regent Street opened in 1881. The original shop was destroyed by fire in 1901 and moved down the road to 86-87 High Holborn. The Regent Street branch moved down its road in 1981 to 188-196, where, for a time, it was the largest toy shop in the world.
Group From 1760
Hamleys of London
George Alexander Gratton
Born on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent in 1808 to slave parents. Born with vitiligo, also known as piebaldism he was, as a baby, put on show in the capital, Kingstown. Aged 15 months he was ta...
North Islington Infant Welfare Centre and School for Mothers
Founded by Florence Keen. 1983 renamed 'Manor Gardens Centre'.
One of the 11 "children of England" present on 7th July 1933 when The Princess Royal laid a foundation stone for a nurses home for the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.
A. A. Milne
Author. Born Henley House, Mortimer Road, Kilburn. Best known as the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin, named after his son. Died at his home in Hartfield, Sussex, on the edge of Ash...
Upper North Street school WW1 bomb
This bomb was one of those dropped during the first daylight bombing attack on London by a fixed-wing aircraft. Prior to this the bombs had been dropped from Zeppelins. Just before noon the bomb br...