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The Covent Garden Store

We are situated on the first floor of the Central Avenue and South Piazza of the Market Building. (on the same aisle of the Punch and Judy Pub and opposite Shake Shack restaurant)

Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday 10.30 - 18.00, Thursday - Saturday 10.30 - 18.30,  Sunday 11.00 – 18.00 

Tel: +44 (0) 207 379 7866

For info on the Covent Garden area go to coventgardenlondonuk.com.

Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop at Covent Garden

If you are visiting us to buy one of our toys you have seen online, please call first to check stock availability as it can differ from the mail order stock. Please note that some of the items marked out of stock online may be available in the shop and vice versa.



pollocks app for ipad in Covent Garden shop

As well as our range of reproduction & contemporary toy theatres we also have an app for the iPAD which is now FREE to download from itunes. Currently it can only be used on an IPAD. The app is great for teachers studying 'The Victorians' or 'Theatre' & 'Drama' with students of all ages. It will introduce kids to the visuals and history of the Victorian Theatre. Perfect for budding playwrights - a scene can be created, performed and recorded, then played back using original Toy Theatre characters and scenes.

This first release of this app contains the scenery backdrops and characters for Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" created by us from Peter Baldwin's archive of original Victorian Pollocks plays. The second release contains an in-app purchase of the Beckman Unicorn toy theatre with the original contemporary drawings by Robin Peoples. The play is Charles Dickens Great Expectations.

"... it's really, really gorgeous. Kids (or adults) can build their own theatre and make a play" - Gwyneth Paltrow, actress in Stylist magazine

"A truly wonderfully magic concept and beautifully designed app - genius and authentic idea for a new generation of budding theatre lovers" - Ralph Fiennes, actor

"a thing of rare charm and beauty" - Guardian, newspaper

Pollock's Toy Theatre app workshop at the Apple Store, Covent Garden - Easter 2013

As a London theatreland institution, we have exhibited at West End Live, the annual free theatre showcase for London's shows in Trafalgar Square the last for 7 years. In 2016, we brought our Alice Shadow Box Diorama to life with a paper and live version of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Pollock's Toyshop, Alice in Wonderland, West End Live 2016

Star Store - Toy News March 2014, Mystery Shopper - London

"Verdict: An enchanting store that brought the nostalgic magic of theatre together with the fun and excitement of an array of toys and games. The customer service was top notch, personal and informative and empathetic".