In times of touch screens and flashing battery operated toys, I love that The Great Little Trading Co. understands how nothing beats classic wooden toys when it comes to igniting a child’s imagination. They’ve created a wonderful showroom in SW London and we were lucky enough to be invited to their launch party this weekend.

A precious moment at the GLTC showroom launch in London

My lovely friend over at A Moment with Franca was also there with her gorgeous girls and husband Nick. We got talking cameras and she tested out my new Sigma lens. The result is the shot above. It’s my new favourite photo of Caspian and me.

Caspian truly had the best time testing out all the toys. It was heartwarming to see how he engaged with everything. He grabbed the big red double-decker bus as soon as we entered making sure he matched his Moccis. The colourful books were explored, beds were crawled on, tepees visited and rides taken.

From the opening of The Great Little Trading Company's new show room in London

My little blue eyed heart-breaker went cruising round the room on the pink and blue scooter. The showroom has it all and I think you’ll find it hard to drag your little ones away after a visit.

Caspian riding a pretty pastel scooter at The Great Little Trading Company launch party

While taking everything in we were treated to a gorgeous miniature afternoon tea with baby scones, finger sandwiches and tiny bagels. Caspian loved it and also enjoyed the delicious GLTC cake. Mummy had a sneaky glass of afternoon champagne!

Yummy food at the Great Little Trading Company showroom launch

While the kids play you have the opportunity to browse all the beautiful furniture and different storage solutions that The Great Little Trading Co. is famous for. I felt so inspired and can’t wait to do Caspian’s bedroom downstairs once we proceed with the house renovations.

The Great Little Trading Co. already has a super website and won Best Children’s Retailer in 2015, but what I realised is that by heading to the showroom you’ll get to see what your child wants, too, and they can get more involved in the the whole decorating process. What attracts them in terms of materials, colours and textures as well as which toys make their imagination come to life. You might think they are into dinosaurs, but be surprised that they go straight for the space theme once they see it in real life. We will definitely be back!

Caspian loved the kitchen and the book storage, so that is something I would invest in. And speaking of investing that’s the philosophy of The Great Little Trading Company. In an age of use, abuse and throw away, it’s lovely to see products that are safe and made to withstand children, so you can use it for years and even pass it on.

It’s clear that husband and wife team, Jamie and Annie, behind the brand love what they do and their passion shines through in the energy and engagement of their lovely staff but also in the design of their products. This is not simply a business to them, it’s life, it’s love and it’s all about family.


To see my little boy having such a great time was magical. He also found the play cafe fascinating and spend close to half an hour exploring all the toys on there, though the cash register seemed to be his favourite. Mind you I’m sure he would have served up a cappuccino had I only asked.



It was a busy, fun-filled day with lots happening so it wasn’t until I looked through these photos I truly realised just how engrossed Caspian was in playing with everything. These pictures definitely speak louder than words in showcasing just what a brilliant showroom The Great Little Trading Co. has created here in London.

Luckily it’s easy to reach even if you are not based in the capital with great public transport links and good parking facilities close by. Situated near Putney with the river Thames and Richmond Park not far away, as well as lots of great places to eat or have a coffee in the neighbourhood means heading there will make for the perfect family day out.

Do you know The Great Little Trading Co? Would you make the trip to their new show room?

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  1. The camera and that photo are very good! I agree about natural toys and its good when a company has an understanding about that. I love that you got a sneaky afternoon glass of fizz;)
    mainy – myrealfairy

  2. Baby would love that Cafe, so sweet. Caspian is such a gorgeous little boy! We unfortunately couldn’t make the party but it looks great. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x

  3. All those toys look gorgeous! The kitchen in particular is lovely, I can imagine my children playing with something like that for hours! x #KCACOLS

  4. wow what a fab opportunity! lucky you. I agree, that pic of you and your son is adorable. what a great shot #KCACOLS

  5. I love the GLTC products – I can see why Caspian had such a lovely day! Those photos are so stunning 🙂
    I wish it wasn’t so far away. Maybe a day trip to London is in order one of these days. Thanks so much for linking up with #KCACOLS. Hope you return next week:)

  6. I absolutely adore GLTC’s stuff! When my son wants his room redone I’m definitely heading to the showroom for a mooch (who am I kidding, I’m already planning a trip and he can’t even talk, let alone voice that he wants his room redone!) #KCACOLS

  7. I absolutely love GLTC. No nasty plastic in sight and excellent quality. Our daughters bed and dressing table were from there and both still look great after a few years wear and tear! I love the little scooter! #kcacols

  8. Gorgeous pictures, it looks like you had a great time. I love the GLTC but unfortunately we are on the other side of London for the showroom so not sure if we’d ever venture there!!!

  9. What a little angel and such beautiful pictures. Caspian is my favorite Narnia character! We are a promoter of wooden toys, my son has turned 5 now but as a child all his puzzles, kitchen etc were wood, its lovely and lasts. lovely post x #Puddinglove

  10. Wow what an amazing place – and those photos are absolutely stunning, Caspian looks totally involved in all the toys. Will certainly be checking out the website for GLTC, they must be chuffed with this fantastic review. Thanks for linking up #PuddingLove

  11. Awww I can see why itus fun for kids! So many lovely things to tinker on and enjoy! #pointshoot

  12. wow!! great post love GLTC our house has too much plastic I’m about to do a toy cull (when kids aren’t in) Caspian looked like he was having a ball. thanks for sharing and as ever beautiful photos. thanks for linking up with #puddinglove

  13. Oh wow I would love to go to the show room! We love GLTC, their furniture is just beautiful and the toys are all so lovely and traditional. Lovely photos! #puddinglove

  14. I LOVE GLTC for toys. They are so well made and just fantastic in how they encourage creative play. Wonderful pictures of the event #pointshoot

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