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Hobby shops in London

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Aveleira, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Aveleira A Fixture


    Since I am going to visit London in the next days I would like to ask where can I find a nice hobby shop.

  2. Mirofsoft A Fixture

  3. Aveleira A Fixture


    Really?! Well, thank you for you information :)

  4. Watford PlanetFigure Supporter

    You could try Hannants http://www.hannants.co.uk/ here are the details from their site about their London branch, hope it helps.

    BTW don't forgot the National Army Museum in London is closed http://www.nam.ac.uk/ however the Imperial War Museum is open http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-london


    Hannants in London
    Unit 2, Hurricane Industrial Estate, Avion Crescent, Grahame Park Way, Colindale, London, NW9 5QW, England.

    Telephone 0208 205 6697 or from Overseas 00 44 208 6697

    E-mail colindale@hannants.co.uk
    If you have Google Earth you can copy and paste this co-ordinates in and go straight there. 51 36'02.43" N 0 14'18.25" W You can also see pictures from outside.
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    Our London, Colindale, shop first opened in March 1992. In 1994 we took over the adjoining unit and it soon became THE address in London for modellers from all over the world to visit. Slightly ahead of Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London! They stock most of the ranges we sell from Lowestoft plus second hand kits. To be sure you get everything you want you can use the website to pre-order for collection and payment at Colindale.
    In May 2006 the original shops had to close because we were unable to re-new the lease but in June a new shop opened just up the road past the RAF Museum. Just make sure that the Country in your Delivery address is Collect From Colindale and send us the order. We do need the order placed by 09.00 on Thursday so we can get it there in time for you to collect on Saturday or after.
    The closest underground station is Colindale on the Northern Line some 30 minutes from the center of London. Just turn left as you leave the station and walk for about 5 minutes just past the RAF Museum. Alternatively take the 303 bus which drops you outside the Museum. The underground ticket covers the fare cost at the time of writing this. For motorists it is near the end of both the M1 and A1, about ten miles inside the M25 and has free parking outside. Follow the brown road signs to the RAF Museum.

    Opening hours:

    Thursday and Friday 10.00am to 7.00pm.
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and 10.00am to 5.30 pm
    Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm.

    Hannants London is independantly owned and managed. Please contact them direct to check availability and reserve items for collection. Or you can advance order at our website for collection and payment at the shop.
  5. Aveleira A Fixture

    Thank You Roy!

    It's a pitty the National Army Museum is closed. I really wanted to visit. I guess I have to return there in 2016 ;)

  6. Watford PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi Pedro
    How was your visit to England? Did you get to visit any of the figure shops while you were in London? Yes hopefully the National Army museum will reopen in 2016.
  7. Aveleira A Fixture

    I have

    Hi Roy,

    I was very, very pleasent. It was my first time in London, I am very well impressed.
    Unfortunatly didn't have enough time to visit these shops...nor some other things I would like to visit.
    I have to return soon!

  8. Watford PlanetFigure Supporter

  9. Clive New Member

    Try Under Two Flags
    4 St. Christophers Place
    London W1U 1LZ edit

    I have not been there for a while but they were still in business a few months ago . They used to carry a very good stock of figures but not many tools or paints .They are close to Bond St Tube station . I suggest you phone them before you visit I will try and find their phone number for you .

    best wishes Clive
  10. Clive New Member

  11. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Under Two Flags closed several years ago!

  12. Clive New Member

    Thanks for the update . Always a problem when something closes but websites and references are still kicking around years afterwards .

    They used to have a great stock of figures , wonder what happened to it .

    cheers Clive
  13. Waterman Active Member

    Catch an early morning train to Edinburgh. Walk up Lothian Rd to Wonderland Models, about the best model shop left in the UK. Have a wonderful day up Royal Mile and visit the Castle and Hollyrood Palace. Catch an evening train back to London, and you will have seen a lot of what this beautiful land has to offer.
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