Hamleys Prague is the largest toy store in Prague. At the same time, it is the largest toy store in Central Europe! You will find it in a former bank building in Na Příkopě street 14, a famous shopping street vertical to Wenceslas square. First head to this street and then walk along, until you see the beautiful historical building with a red sign Hamleys. The toy store offers several floors and hours of fun for both children and their parents and you can visit it daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Hamleys Prague is located just 10 minutes walk from our Bohemia Apartments in Harrachovsky Palace residence and our Prague City Centre Apartments.
First Hamleys store in the world
First Hamleys store was opened in 1760 in London. Since last year, Prague has got one as well. Hamleys Prague is the second biggest toy store in Europe and the largest in Central Europe. It is even larger than the famous Hamleys store in London. If you come to Prague with children, it is a must-go. When it’s raining, it seems like an excellent plan B for outdoor activities. Your kids will consider you their hero for the rest of the day. Much as the fun time, you will also appreciate the educational value the time spent in Hamley’s brings. During one of our latest visits the kids enjoyed an Asia tour, learned much about history and culture. Furthermore, families can also arrange birthday parties in the store.
What will you find there?
Hamleys Prague sells uncountable amount of both traditional and innovative toys and games of all sorts. In addition, it offers areas to play and try out different products. It might be difficult to leave without buying anything but with a little bit of strong will, you can certainly manage. There is a giant slide, a double decker bus, a marry-go-round, a car racing area, and a water channel. You will surely run into some live fairy-tale characters wondering around. While your children are playing and educating themselves, you can have a coffee or a dessert in the little cute café in the store.
Hamleys Prague and its building
For those interested in architecture, most noteworthy are the impressive Art Deco interior details. The building was designed by Frederick Bendelmayer and build in 1930. You will also most likely notice the sculptural decorations, which are made by Josef Kalvoda. Originally, there was a house called U Tří líp (By Three Linden Trees) at this place and it was the last home of Božena Němcová, a famous Czech writer. In conclusion, save an afternoon for Hamley’s when you are in Prague.