About Us

Argosy Toys is a real bricks and mortar Toy Shop in Southend on Sea, Essex. We have been open continuously since 1947, making us one of the oldest independent Toy Shops in the UK. 

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.

In July 2020 we opened our first floor showroom for the first time in 35 years, showcasing all of our LEGO, Micro Scooters, Helmets and Skateboards. We also buy and sell new and used Vinyl Records! Already this has been proving very popular with the local customers.


Monday to Saturday- 9am till 5:30pm
Sunday 10:00am till 4:00pm

WEBSITE ORDERS: Click and Collect orders are usually ready in 10-20 minutes.

OUR TEAM: Paul has been working in the shop for 35 years, since he was 14 years old, he knows the toy industry inside out. His favourite movie is Back to the Future. Les has been here since 2018, after 30 years of managing large retail outlets for Burton and Dorothy Perkins in Southend, Rayleigh and Basildon, his specialist subject is Dr. Who. His favourite movie is Car Wash. Richard has been here since 2005 and is a shop display guru. Natalie has been here since 1994, she mostly enjoys the Jellycat section. Thomas has been helping out since he was born in 2004. Emilia has been here since 2017 and knows far too much about soft toys. Morgan and Ryan have been with us since 2018 (although much longer as customers) and what they don't know about LEGO isn't worth knowing. George and Florence are our Saturday people, and they are very good at eating chocolate.

Call us: 01702 346806

Why not come and visit us?

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.

A lot of our products are electronically tagged inside the product. If this is an issue we can look for ones which are not tagged and send these out to you instead upon request if we have any.

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