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.
Corsham Toyshop & Automattic Comics,
25 Pickwick Road,
Corsham,
Wiltshire,
SN13 9BQ
Facebook page 150 new sets in stock and 200+ preloved LEGO sets.
Kiddie Kingdom,
44 High Street
Shanklin
Isle of Wight
PO37 6JN
facebook.com/­isleofwightkiddiekingdom Indepdent toy store on the Isle of Wight
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.

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