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est. 2007
  1. Wee find: Nathalie Lete puppet theatre

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    Here's the latest in French artist Nathalie Lete's painterly goodness: a children's puppet theatre from Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop. I'm just re-discovering this marvellous Covent Garden-based independent toy boutique, which also has a brilliant new online shop and blog.

    It's so easy to forget about some Londons' speciality shops, particularly if they're located in the touristy part of town. Pollock's is a real little gem, with all sorts of traditional toys for kids and puppet theatres for less than a tenner. Nice antidote to all the mass-produced, high street tat around.

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    I'm also a little bit in love with this miniature puppet theatre (below), which at £6.50 is a very good buy AND (wonders of all wonders) it fits in the palm of your hand! Super-sweet.

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    Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
    44 The Market
    Covent Garden
    London WC2E 8RF
    Tel. 020 73797866
    Nearest tube: Covent Garden
    Click here for a Wee Birdy map.

    Opening Hours:
    Monday to Saturday 10.30-6pm
    Sunday 11am-4pm

    • http://www.gemmifer-jennifer.blogspot.com *gemmifer*

      I love that miniature theatre! It’s so long since I’ve been in London… I wish I was in Covent Garden right now!

    • http://www.southwestweddings.blogspot.com bridebug

      How adorable! Lovely idea for Xmas.