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, Trybike, Helmets, Games Workshop, Geomag and Skateboards. Already it has been proving very popular with the local customers.


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

DELIVERY: All local deliveries are done the same or the next day 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: Click and collect is usually ready in 10 minutes. 

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 Gremlins. 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 electric scooters. Brendan has been here for 6 years and is our resident movie expert. Emilia has been here for 3 years and is our arts and crafts expert. 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.

Call us: 01702 346806

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