Chatham in Kent is famously remembered for its maritime past, although the former naval dockyard areas are slowly being redeveloped with a mix of housing and shops. With a population around 70,000 people, Chathamís shopping centres have a great mix of multiple and independent toy shops. Chatham is home to many big-name toy chains like The Early Learning Centre and Toys R Us.
However, it's also home to some excellent independent shops like Kidstoys4u that specialise in thousands of toy and gift products. Other Chatham toy shops sell small selections of favourites such as models, dolls, games and puzzles - and local shoppers should have no trouble finding exactly what they're after. The Dockyard Model Shop is a fascinating place with its collection of construction models, die-cast ships and vehicles as well as some naval memorabilia.