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The Gamleys chain of toy shops was founded in 1919 by Bill Lord, the principle of the name being that it would spring to mind when people thought of toy-sellers, being an amalgam of Gamages and Hamleys, arguably the country's two most famous toyshops – neither of which Gamleys had any relationship with. Towards the end, Gamleys had a chain of seventeen stores across the South-East, including Brighton, Hove, Littlehampton, Eastbourne and Hastings.

The company was based in Hove, and had a shop in Imperial Parade for around fifty years before it moved to the Churchill Square Shopping Centre in 2001. They also had a presence in the Eastbourne Arndale Centre from its opening in 1980.

Gamages closed several stores through 2007/2008, sold the Brighton and Maidstone stores to The Entertainer in 2008, and then closed its last store and closed down in late 2008.


  • Gamleys, Unit 2 Newtown Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 7BA
  • Gamleys, 40 Devonshire Road, Bexhill On Sea TN40 1AX
  • Gamleys, 49 High Street, Bognor Regis PO21 1RX
  • Gamleys, Unit 86 Churchill Square, Brighton BN1 2TD
  • Gamleys, 11 Imperial Arcade, Brighton BN1 3EA
  • Gamleys, 269 The Glades Shopping Centre, Bromley BR1 1DN
  • Gamleys, 12 Haslett Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 1HS
  • Gamleys, 17 ARNDALE CENTRE, Eastbourne BN21 3NW
  • Gamleys, 40-41 Queens Road, Hastings TN34 1RE
  • Gamleys, 66-68 Church Road, Hove BN3 2FP
  • Gamleys, Water Lane, Maidstone ME15 6AR
  • Gamleys, 34-36 The Walnuts, Orpington BR6 0TW
  • Gamleys, 38 The Belfry, Redhill RH1 1SE
  • Gamleys, West Quay Shopping Centre, Southampton SO15 1QA
  • Gamleys, St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM1 1WA
  • Gamleys, 43 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1PN
  • Gamleys, 30-36 Portland Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1QN

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