Toy shop Hamleys opens at Chantry Place

News: 1 September 2021

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The world’s oldest and largest multinational toy retailer, Hamleys, opens at Norwich’s Chantry Place on Saturday 18th September.

Due to open this month, Hamleys new 2,750 sq.feet store will transport visitors to a world of fun, magic and theatre. The new store is expected to create 10 jobs and will be located on the Lower Ground Floor.

Founded in 1760, Hamleys has been creating magic for over 260 years. Today, there is always something to see, from crazy flying drones to giant bubbles floating through the store. Customers may even get to meet Hamleys’ regulars, Ragdoll, or Toy Soldier.

Across the store, children will have their pick from a wide range of top brands, from the iconic Hamleys Bears to super speed racing cars, Barbie and L.O.L dolls, plus all the classic family favourites.

Sumeet Yadav, Chief Executive Officer at Hamleys owner, Reliance Brands Limited, commented: “We are delighted to open at Chantry Place. Every year more than 10 million families visit us across the world for a unique Hamleys experience where we bring to life many Worlds of Play. Every visit to Hamleys is a reward in itself, the toy purchase is a bonus for the child. I am sure children will build lasting memories of fun and joy while adults will relive memories of their childhood at Hamleys in Norwich.

Paul McCarthy, our General Manager at Chantry Place, said: “We know that more and more of our customers are looking for an experience when they visit Chantry Place. Our aim is to provide them with the best shopping and visitor experience, and we know that families will love the addition of globally recognised name, Hamleys, at Chantry Place, which will offer something new and exciting when they visit.