A list of independent LEGO® stores in the UK

10 December 2020

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I was talking to a fellow LEGO® fan the other day about how many “hidden gems” there were in the UK when it came to buying LEGO® sets. Long story short – here’s a list of independent LEGO® stores and retailers in the UK.

LEGO®’s brand stores are now much more prevalent these days – they have just opened their 17th branch in the UK in Southampton. I have fond memories of buying a lot of LEGO® sets from Geoff’s Toys in Loughborough, and Dominoes Toys in Leicester (sadly both now closed): but before then, there was Toys R Us (now defunct in the UK too) and smaller, family-run toy stores. It’s businesses in this last category I thought deserving of this list.

Criteria for our independent LEGO® stores list

A few criteria were in the back of my mind for this list of independent LEGO® stores:

  • The business must be privately owned (i.e., not owned by a large corporation)
  • The LEGO® shop must have a physical retail location – it cannot exist solely online
  • A reasonable selection of LEGO® sets must be available to buy, all year round. Other toys may be on sale at the same venue

Our list of independent LEGO® shops in the UK

So, let’s get on with this list. If you know of an independent retailer who sells LEGO® sets and deserves to be on the list, let me know via playtime@bricksmcgee.com.

Shop name Website Description
Independent LEGO stores in London and the South of England
Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop,
44 The Market,
Covent Garden,
London,
WC2E 8RF
pollocks-covent­garden­.co.uk This small toy store is located in Covent Garden market – well worth a visit if you’re nearby. A good place for a quick LEGO® fix if you’re in central London and don’t fancy queuing at the Leicester Square store!
Bricktraders,
57 Catherine Street,
St Albans,
Hertfordshire,
AL3 5BN
brick­traders.co.uk One I haven’t managed to visit in opening hours yet! This local LEGO store is famous in local AFOL circles.
Independent LEGO stores in the North of England (Yorkshire, Cumbria, North East England
Osborne’s Sports & Toys,
116 – 118A High Street,
Rushden,
Northamptonshire,
NN10 0PE
osbornes-rushden­.co.uk The first LEGO store in the UK to sell LEGO – and still running!
Starlings of Holt,
12 High Street,
Holt,
Norfolk,
NR25 6BQ
starlings­.co.uk Recommended by @AtomicPastry.
Wigwam Toys,
140 Preston Drove,
Brighton,
East Sussex,
BN1 6FJ
wigwam­toys­.co.uk Recommended by @BrightonBricks.
Independent LEGO stores in the North of England (Yorkshire, Cumbria, North East England
Bricks And Bits,
1 Dixon Road,
Sheffield,
South Yorkshire,
S6 4FYL
bricks­and­bits­toy­shop.com Long-running LEGO retailer in the Sheffield area.
Brick Shack Yorkshire,
Dove House, Birds Royd Lane, Brighouse
West Yorkshire,
HD6 1JL
Facebook page Local LEGO-only retailers in West Yorkshire.
JR Soulsby & Sons,
Front Street,
Rothbury,
Northumberland,
JR Soulsby & Sons
Facebook page A brilliantly old-fashioned toy store, with a reasonable selection of current LEGO sets.
House & Home,
25 Market Place,
Bedale,
North Yorkshire,
DL8 1ED
Facebook page Another strange one for Yorkshire – a hardware store with a brilliant toy department – including much LEGO! – upstairs.
Minifigures & Bricks,
Cliftongate Business Centre,
The Fold Yard,
Wigginton Road,
York,
YO32 2RH
minifigs­and­bricks­.co.uk Long-established LEGO show near York.
Towler’s,
66-68 Market Place,
Thirsk,
North Yorkshire,
YO7 1LW
This newsagent on Thirsk’s marketplace has a surprising range of LEGO sets available to buy.