Ottie and the Bea
Welcome to Ottie and the Bea – purveyors of playfulness and creativity! We are an independent children’s shop, based in Blackheath in South East London, which was established in 2010 by owner Julia. The shop is 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. Everything in the shop is centred around Julia’s passion for imaginative play and creativity, two things that she believes are key to childhood.
The shop is at the centre of its local community and often hosts a variety of events from regular book clubs for children, to workshops run by illustrators, makers and authors. We are very proud to have been awarded a Love London Time Out Award in both 2015 and 2016, and a good practice award from ‘Let Toys Be Toys’. At the start of 2018 Ottie and the Bea was awarded the Independent Retailer Award at the inaugural Royal Greenwich Business Awards.
UK-wide delivery via our website. We also offer free local delivery, on all orders over £25, to the following postcodes SE3, SE6, SE7, SE9, SE10, SE12, SE13, SE18. Deliveries can be made next working day on orders placed by 4pm. We will contact you to arrange a convenient delivery time.