Any hobby shops left in London & outer areas?

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Any hobby shops left in London & outer areas?

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Hello guys:

It's been many years since I have been over to England for a vacation. When this wretched virus . finally ends, I am planning on making a trip.

Since it has been many years, I would appreciate anyone who has knopwledge of hobby shops in the Central or outer London area.

All I remember the lasrt time I was in that area, there were many shops all over the city.......some of which:

Victor's.......near Kings Cross.retired & closed now
Beatties..... High Holborn...closed all stores
W&H Models.....new Cavendish Street........closed

The ones I am not sure of??
Keith's Model Centre....Hoddesdon, Herts.
Leytonstone Hobbies.....Leytonstone Rd by central Line
Harrow Hobbies.........Harrow & wealdstone BR station
A store, I forget name...across Bishop'sGate Street from Liverpool St Station

any other stores you might be able to provide that are active?

Thank you very much for your assistance

Doug
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Hi Doug, I did a search on Google for any of the ones you were asking about and couldn't find any that are trading under those names, however there many other Model Trainshops in the London area
alright closed under the lock-down rules but are still operating as a business.
So my advice is do a search on Google using the term I have mentioned and see what appears.

Cheers
Bob
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Sadly most of those are no longer around. Here are a few that are trading in the London area though...

Invicta Model Rail - just outside Sidcup station
Approx half hour from London Bridge on Southeastern
https://www.invictamodelrail.com

Janes Trains - just outside Tooting station
Approx half hour from St Pancras/Blackfriars on Thameslink
http://www.janestrains.co.uk

Kent Garden Railways - about 15 min walk from St Mary Cray station
Approx half hour from Victoria on Southeastern, or 45 mins from Blackfriars on Thameslink
http://kentgardenrailways.com

Northfields Model Shop - just outside Northfields tube station
Approx half hour from central London on the Piccadilly Line
http://www.northfieldsmodelshop.co.uk
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Thank you both very much for the help you have given

Doug
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