Lewisham Toy Library

A community toy library in the heart of South East London. Where imagination thrives.

A Toy Library is an affordable and sustainable alternative to buying toys.

Visit us and choose from a huge selection of over 4,000 toys. Your membership allows you to choose up to 5 toys at a time (4 regular and 1 large toy) and take them home for up to 4 weeks to enjoy, before bringing them back to swap for new ones. The best part is you can return the toys whenever you like, or renew the toys you love to play with and keep them for longer.

Find us in Lewisham Shopping Centre, Unit 46 (the north-west entry corridor; near Boots and Tiger).

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We are always looking. Volunteer in store or become a trustee


We rely on donations to keep going and growing. Or donate your unloved and unused toys to us.

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We operate by appointment only. If you wish to get in touch in the meantime you can contact us.

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

We lend so that everyone learns

More than 4000+ toys

We cater for children from 0 to 8 years old with a huge range of toys specially selected for fun and to help improve your child’s skills. Our library includes educational toys, newborn toys, puzzles and jigsaws, dress-up, musical instruments, outdoor play, bikes, dolls, cars, construction and more.
We can also help with parties! Members can hire children’s tables, chairs and large toys including soft play, trampolines and tents.

Open to all

Lewisham Toy Library has been providing services to the community since 1972. Membership is available to all families, childminders, carers and nonprofit groups in and around the London Borough of Lewisham.

Borrow instead of buy

Children’s tastes are unpredictable and toys can be expensive and take up a lot of space. At the Toy Library your child can browse, try and select toys just as they would in a shop. They can pick whatever they want and you don’t have worry about the cost. The best part is you can return the toys and pick something else whenever you like. Being a member is about even more than toys. We are passionate about reducing the environmental impact of toys and bringing the community together.

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Join online or in store. Pay monthly or yearly and cancel anytime. We already have nearly 1,000 members. Why don’t you join us!

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