Hamleys Toy Store awnings have been a feature on Regent Street for many years and Deans are proud to have looked after them for all this time. As an indicator of spring we have just successfully recovered and serviced the Hamleys Toy Store awnings which now once again look in pristine condition. Our technicians are familiar with all types of awning and canopies and are therefore well qualified to renovate or recover systems form the most simple gear operated type right up to those with sophisticated electronic controls. If parts are required we can usually locate these or, in some cases may even make parts specially for some older awnings. In the case that the awning is beyond cost effective repair we will provide you with a free quotation for replacement.
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 its current site on Regent Street in 1881. This flagship store is set over seven floors, with more than 50,000 lines of toys on sale. It is considered one of the city’s prominent tourist attractions, receiving around five million visitors each year.
Regent Street was one of the first planned developments of London. An ordered layout of London streets, replacing the mediaeval layout, had been planned since just after the Great Fire of London (1666) when Sir Christopher Wren and John Evelyn drew plans for rebuilding the city on the classical formal model. After a lack of progress, houses were rebuilt on the old street network anyway. Today of course Regent Street is a major shopping street in the West End of London.