Model Shops

Listing every model shop that sells rockets in the UK would be a task we could probably never complete. Instead of even trying, the list below provides a small subset of model shops that are known to sell model rockets.


  • Camden Model Centre, Camden - Nearest underground station is Camden Town (Northern Line)
  • Hamleys, Regent Street, London - Nearest underground stations are Oxford Circus (Victoria Line) and Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly Line)
  • The Kite Store, 48 Neal Street, Covent Garden, WC2, London - Nearest underground station is Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line)
  • Beatties of London, Holborn, London - Nearest underground station is Holborn (Central and Piccadilly Lines)

Sources of model rocketry books in London are The Kite Store, Foyles (in Charing Cross Road in London's West End) and The Science Musuem Bookshop (in South Kensington). The books most often available are The Handbook of Model Rocketry, by G. Harry Stine, and The Model Rocketry Handbook, by Stuart Lodge. The Kite Store also stocks High Power Rocketry Magazine, and rocketry books.


  • Beatties of London, 38 Pinstone Street, Sheffield - Located in Sheffield City Centre
  • Beatties of London, Meadowhall, Sheffield - Located in the Meadowhall Shopping Centre
  • Beatties of London, Kingsway, Cardiff - Located in Cardiff City Centre
  • Antics, Castle Arcade, Cardiff - Located in Cardiff City Centre, opposite Cardiff Castle
  • Paisley Model Centre, Paisley, Scotland
  • Reeves Models, Romford, Essex
  • Whaam Kites, Lakeside, Essex

Other model shops which are known to sell rocketry supplies are located in the cities of Southampton, Bath and Bristol.

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