Today, with over 250 years of experience in bringing smiles and laughter to children, Hamleys is known and trusted all over the world.
Growing up in Cornwall, England, William Hamley might have become a tin miner or a fisherman. But William had other ideas. He dreamed of opening the best toy shop in the world. In 1760, he did, cramming 'Noah's Ark' with every kind of toy, from rag dolls to tin soldiers.