Hamleys Celebrates 250 Years by DonDavisUK

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Hamleys Toy Store in London UK is celebrating it’s 250th Birthday.

Imagine that, a toy shop with the same name trading for two hundred and fifty years? Awesome.

Whenever we’ve come to London with our kids we’ve always made a special trip to Hamleys. It’s an expensive shop so bring a large wallet:-) or just get something small as a momento. That’s what we always did.

I loved the big spinning drum in the centre of the store.

Camera. Nikon 700 with 24-120mm Lense.
Photo Manipulation Pen tool selections of the drum to increase saturation and levels tweek, pen tool selections of the boy to brighten and saturate. Text layers. Overall levels tweek… Simples really:-)


fun, travel, children, drum, london, kid, kids, toys, photomanipulation, golden, uk, toy, store, manipulation, childhood, hamleys, toystore

Life is so precious and worth recording for posterity.
Imagine your grandchildren or great-great-grandchildren being able to see how you enjoyed life hundreds of years from now? Don can help you record those magical moments for them. Photographer since 1980s.
Specialising in Portraiture, Landscape and Urban Fine Art Photography.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelover 4 years ago

    Great shot Don!!

  • Thanks for that Annie. Have you ever been to Hamleys Toy Shop?? It’s an awesome store.

    – DonDavisUK

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelover 4 years ago

    No Don, lol, I have no longer the age to play with toys☺

  • Awe that’s a shame. I’ll bet you play with your camera though?? Big person’s toys they are:-) LOL Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Wayne Holman
    Wayne Holmanover 4 years ago

    Love this mate, my parents took me to this shop in 1977 and I’ve still got the MatchBox London Taxi they bought me. I remember there was a huge Bear at the entrance.
    P.S. I still play with it… brm brm brmmmmm… crash !

  • I just bought a London Bus for my sister’s grandchildren. I’ll have to get one for myself too:-) LOL. Brmmmm Brmmmmm Mate. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 4 years ago

    Lovely image & very happy memories revisited Don!!

  • Hi Tainia, thanks very much. You’ve been to Hamleys then??

    – DonDavisUK

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 4 years ago

    Great shot Don, brings back memories from when I was young and my parents took me to London. My Father asked ‘Do you want to see the Queen – I know her’ (obviously lying but when you are young you believe everything your parents tell you) or ’ Do you want to look round Hamleys at toys’ ? I bet you know what a 10 year old kid said hey? Great work mate, well done.

  • Hi Gary, the things that daddys say eh?? :-) LOL. Glad it brought back some wonderful memories for you mate, that’s what I was hoping with this pic. So many people have been to Hamleys Toy Store. It’s always sooooo crowded.

    – DonDavisUK

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 4 years ago

    All those years of serving the public – great work Don

  • I know Chris, and it’s always hectic too:-) Thanks my friend. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Wow, that’s amazing nowadays!

  • Thanks for that Kim. I know stores seem to change all the time, but there are still a few here in London that have been around for hundreds of years.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Andrew Jones
    Andrew Jonesover 4 years ago

    Marvellous perspective, a lovely shot Don.

  • Hi Andrew, thanks very much for the kind words, always appreciated. Regards, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Kensoi
    Kensoiover 4 years ago

    Good Shot. Don. Xmas Memories.

  • Hi Ken, that’s what I was hoping mate. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

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