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Hamleys is the oldest and largest 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 Regent Stree in 1881.

Hamleys is 250 years old and has eight outlets in the UK and Ireland, including its seven-storey flagship store on London's Regent Street with more than 50,000 toys. Located at Nos. 188-196 Regent Street, it is considered one of the city's major tourist attractions, receiving around five million visitors per year.

Hamleys has two stores in London, and others at Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports, Glasgow and a designer outlet in York.

In total it has 22 stores, with other outlets in Denmark, Jordan, Dubai, India and Cyprus, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Hamleys is part of the Groupe Ludendo, a toy retailer based in France.

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