The Pleasure of Pollock’s



Wonderful things may be seen at Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop in Covent Garden. The Hansel & Gretel Toy Theatre features in the Christmas-themed Pollock’s window situated in the Covent Garden precinct, while in the first-floor shop a glass cabinet overflows with the toy theatre, together with a marvellous cast of the inhabitants of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, iced gingerbread men, assorted Harlequins, Punch and Judy puppets, Russian Dolls, Witch’s cats and just about every treasure any lucky child might wish to find crammed into the toe of a Christmas-stocking! Bliss.


Below: A Covent Garden street lamp sheds golden light to warm the winter chill, while Hansel & Gretel ride safely home on the back of a friendly duck.

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7 thoughts on “The Pleasure of Pollock’s

  1. Ah! How things change but somehow stay the same. Now we have Five Nights at Freddy’s to give today’s child those thrilling moments via computer games. One has to wonder what a super-talented artist like you could bring to these rather strange characters!

  2. Getting ready to leave for work and I have to blink away ‘happy tears’ and have moist eyes. Oh Clive, not sure I can find words,too full of feeling, so just Mazel Tov!
    B xxx

    • Judy, I’ve been thrilled to my core. I just love the notion of young eyes feasting on these treasures and going away afterwards, imaginations blazing with possibilities, as once my own blazed after having discovered the Pollock’s world when I was a schoolboy exploring London.

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