We have avoided taking our kids to Hamley's ever since we have moved here. Our kids have no idea that the world's largest toy store is in London. We still avoided the store but went to the Toy Parade. To kick off our Christmas, we bundled up and headed to the Hamley's Toy Parade.
It was brilliant and one of the kids favorite activities from Christmas. We saw so many toys from Barbie to Fireman Sam to R2D2 to Ghost Busters to Elmo. There were marching bands and dancers. Our kids learned the art of maintaining their front row position as they had to push and elbow other kids from pushing them out.
Jillian started off the morning as happy as the other two but started getting sick as the parade went on. By the time we got home, she was running a 102 fever and took a 4 hour nap. She recovered in the next few days but we felt horrible for dragging her out when she was sick.
Enjoy the pictures!