Welcome to Ottie and the Bea - purveyors of playfuness and creativity! We are an independent children's shop, based in South East London, established in 2010 by owner Julia and named after her two daughters.
Ottie and the Bea offers a curated selection of toys, books, gifts, party supplies and tableware - all of which is hand selected by Julia, and founded in her passion for imaginative play and creativity. Two things that are key to childhood.
The shop itself is at the centre of its local community and often hosts a variety of events from regular book clubs to workshops run by illustrators, makers and authors. We are very proud to have been awarded a Time Out Award for the past two years (2015 & 2016), and a good practice award from 'Let Toys Be Toys'.