Article Source: Hamleys
First Published: 21 July 2021 12:28
Updated: 21 July 2021 12:28
Transforming into a magical land for kids, the new store will feature everything from its instantly recognisable collection of Hamley bears, to speed racing car toys, as well as flying drones and giant floating bubbles.
Known as ‘The Finest Toy Shop in the World’, Hamleys will join the 1.7 million sq ft shopping district occupying over 2,475 sq ft within the Galleria and will create 10 new job opportunities in the capital.
Hamleys, who have been a household name for over 260 years, is dedicated to ‘bringing toys to life’ for children and families by enthusiastically encouraging fun and play within their store and offering engaging experiences through their expert toy demonstrators.
Nick Peel, Managing Director at St James Quarter said: “It’s really exciting to be welcoming another iconic brand to the St James Quarter family. We want to ensure that every visit to The Quarter is a delightful and memorable experience for the entire family and we really think that between the new Hamleys, and the already opened LEGO store, parents and children have lots to enjoy.
“Hamleys is so much more than just a toy shop, the brand focuses on bringing their games and toys to life adding an exciting experiential element to any shopping trip. Guests can celebrate birthdays and special occasions in style, and we are of course already eagerly anticipating what the festive season will bring with Hamleys!”
Mr. Sumeet Yadav, Chief Executive Officer - Global Retail Business, Reliance Brands Limited added:
“We are delighted to open soon at St James Quarter. Every year more than 10 million families visit us across the world for a unique Hamleys experience where we bring to life many Worlds of Play. Every visit to Hamleys is a reward in itself, the toy purchase is a bonus for the child. I am sure children will build lasting memories of fun and joy while adults will relive memories of their childhood at Hamleys in Edinburgh.”
This latest signing at St James Quarter, which recently opened the first phase of its retail, dining and leisure elements in June this year, underscores the Scottish capital’s global appeal and further bolsters the St James Quarter leisure offer.
A game-changing mixed-use development being delivered by Nuveen Real Estate, St James Quarter completes the distinctive offer of Edinburgh with over 80 new brands, an enticing mix of restaurants and bars, and will add a W Edinburgh hotel, a boutique Everyman Cinema, a Roomzzz Aparthotel, 152 New Eidyn residential apartments, and an unrivalled guest experience providing customers with an enviable events programme in a range of new and attractive public spaces.
Complementing an unrivalled shopping offer, which includes a host of brands including & Other Stories, Mango, Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Russell & Bromley, Miele, Next, H&M, JD Sports, John Lewis, and many more, St James Quarter is a premier food and drink destination. Providing a truly diverse offer - from fast food, fresh food, to family and restaurant dining including Bonnie & Wild’ new concept food hall to the development. The offer will be available over a number of locations throughout St James Quarter, each with its own unique look and feel.
Care UK’s Cairdean House, on Redford Road, has been highly commended in the ‘Best for Communication and Use of Digital Channels’ category.
On Saturday 10 September, Ben Nevis in the Glen Coe National Scenic Area (NSA) will provide the backdrop to the last Scottish Green Space Dark Skies outdoor artworks.
Over 75 leading finalists have been revealed today for The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards 2022.
Tiny Changes is teaming up with Connect festival to host a pop-up stage at this year’s festival.
A free family gala day will be held on Friday 9th September to celebrate the official opening of the five-star purpose-built Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre in Galashiels.
Scotland's biggest and most prestigious 5-star Ladies Day held on Friday 5th August at Musselburgh Racecourse in East Lothian, has announced the winners for this year’s Style Awards.
FORMER boxer and now hip hop star Stevie Creed describes how he used his Scottish Survival Kit to stay safe while he was a teenager living alone in some of the toughest neighbourhoods of New York.
Performers from across the globe are sure to wow audiences with sensational music, dance, costume, and spectacle as The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo makes its highly anticipated return.
Connect Music Festival kicks off August 26 - 28th and is delighted to introduce Chef Barry Bryson as an addition to this year’s acclaimed line-up.
A Bustling Edinburgh suburb will see a host of acts and entertainers descend on the area as it becomes part of the Free Fringe for the first time, thanks to the Merlin pub.
Edinburgh’s hottest new bar in town, Counter at Native, has revealed a new take on a night out in the city; a creative ‘Paint and Sip’ workshop.
Forth 1 and Forth 2 have seen listener figures continue to grow with a fantastic set of results in the latest RAJAR figures.
Leading photographer and Edinburgh native, Soo Burnell, is set to launch her newest exhibition, ‘Bodies of Water’, at the recently opened Gleneagles Townhouse from 5th – 29th August.
Green Space Dark Skies, produced by Walk the Plank and commissioned by UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, has revealed the artists who will bring Scotland's August events to life!
Conifox Adventure Park has today confirmed that they have officially broken a world record for the longest inflatable assault course which sits at a mammoth 568 metres.
Forth 1’s Boogie, Arlene and Marty met their Giraffe About Town sculpture Skinny Malinky Long Legs earlier this week.
From the Costa Del Leith to the Clyde Riviera, IRN-BRU is set to deliver deckchairs and ice-cold cans to Scottish sun-seekers!
A Perthshire jam-making company has announced a buoyant new partnership with Scotland’s only luxury floating hotel, Fingal, as part of ‘National Afternoon Tea Week’ from 8th to 15th August.
As the Edinburgh Fringe is set to return, Naked Malt will launch the city’s best kept secret cocktail garden complete with sipping stations and Instagrammable delights this August.
Connect Festival adds new acts including a comedy lineup ahead of its Edinburgh Debut at the Royal Highland Centre in August.
EH1 is set to take over VEGA Glasgow with an official launch party, bringing together DJs from Scotland’s most popular club nights including Glitterbox, PRTY and EVOLATION!
A brand-new restaurant has opened at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo, celebrating the wildlife conservation charity’s first animal species: the gannet.
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has won 10 awards for its groundbreaking science, conservation, animal care and education work in Scotland and around the world.
As part of Scotland on Tour Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley will perform at Reconnect Regal Theatre, Bathgate on 13th August and indie-rock-pop sensation Honeyblood on 20th August.
Ballie Ballerson is taking over some of Edinburgh’s most iconic locations with their blue branded flag to host a treasure hunt on Saturday, 23rd July from 2pm.
Riley, Becki Rutherford, and Megan Black pop up for surprise busking set on Castle Street as part of Glasgow Life’s Glasgow Music Nonstop busking tour.
Fans, artists and music labels have just over 24 hours left to submit their favourite Scottish album from the past year for this year's SAY Award.
Edinburgh’s most exciting rooftop venue has arrived. With stunning vistas of Calton Hill and Edinburgh’s historic city centre, Skyline Sips is the bar the capital has been waiting for!
Be part of an unmissable moment in Scottish history as one of Scotland’s most ancient clans reunites for the inauguration of the first Buchanan Clan Chief for over 340 years.
Award-winning Superico Bar and Lounge has announced a summer line-up of live music events featuring some of the best DJs from around Scotland.