Welcome to Argosy Toys! Shop in store or online for Local delivery or click and collect!

We are an independent toy shop in Westcliff on Sea, next to Southend on Sea, Essex (a short drive or train journey from London), trading continuously in the same building since 1947, offering all your favourite toys at brilliant prices with quick local delivery options, click and collect or in store shopping options.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO LOW STOCK AND LOWER STAFF NUMBERS IN STORE WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY DELIVERING NATIONWIDE, only to SS0, SS1, SS2, SS3, SS4, SS5, SS6, SS7 and SS9. Some deliveries may take up to 3 days depending on your location.


In July 2020 we opened our first floor showroom for the first time in 35 years, showcasing all of our Bicycles,  LEGO, Micro Scooters for adults and children, Roller Skates, Trybike 3 in 1 balance bikes, Helmets, Games Workshop, Meccano, Airfix, Hornby, Scalextric, Gravitrax, Geomag and Skateboards. Already it has been proving very popular with the local customers.

WE ARE NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday to Saturday- 9am till 5pm 

The shop is open between these times for personal visits. Please do not shop in large groups. Please do not allow your children to shop unattended, unless well behaved. We reserve the right to ask you to leave if you are causing concern to other shoppers.


DELIVERY: All local deliveries will be with you within 3 days but usually as as fast as possible (apart from weekends and bank holidays) in our own vehicles. Les has a mostly broken Ford Fiesta that can still reach Shoebury on a good day with the wind behind him and Paul has a mostly working VW Camper, which means he can have a rest if the delivery is a long way away. 
WEBSITE ORDERS: We will deliver locally in our own vehicles where possible and on occasion via Royal Mail 1st class recorded delivery. CLICK and COLLECT is usually ready in 10 minutes. As of October 2020 we are not currently offering a national delivery option. This will go back to normal as and when our stock situation improves. 

OUR TEAM: Paul has been working in the shop for 33 years, since he was 14 years old, he knows the toy industry inside out. His favourite movie is Back to the Future. Fionna has been here for 8 years after leaving Leigh Toy Fair and has decades of retail experience. Her favourite movie is One of our Dinosaurs is missing starring Peter Ustinov. Les has been here for 3 years, after 30 years of managing large retail outlets in Southend, Rayleigh and Basildon, his specialist subject is Dr. Who. His favourite movie is Car Wash. Thomas has been helping out on and off for 10 years, even though he is only 16! He knows his way around almost every product in the shop, especially the Pokemon cards. Brendan has been here for 6 years and is our resident movie expert. He is also super strong and can carry 7 bags of 15 kilo sand! Emilia has been here for 3 years and is our arts and crafts expert. She is also a tiktok famous person! Morgan and Ryan have been with us for 2 years (although much longer as customers) and what they don't know about LEGO isn't worth knowing. Eleanor has been with us for 1 year and is also a LEGO enthusiast. She is also the one laughing really loud and keeping the shop happy!

E&OE: With so many products on our shelves and our website, the occasional error or inaccuracy in pricing, images, codes, sizing, dimensions, capacities and descriptions may occur. It is not in any way to mislead our customers and we would apologise in advance if there is inconvenience caused. We reserve the right to remove from sale any item that is not correctly priced. Errors and Omissions Excepted.



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