It’s no secret that The Hobby Shop has been a staple in the town of Faversham for many years – in fact – the shop has been trading since 1988 – that’s a whopping 35 years!  We feel pride for any businesses that choose Faversham to trade, but to trade for over 3 decades is really something special.

The Hobby Shop Faversham

Something to be on board with!

This is one of the many reasons that we are proud to have The Hobby Shop on board (quite literally) with Faversham Monopoly. 

The Magnificent Founders – Mark and Margaret!

Turning The Hobby Shop from dream to reality, Mark and Margaret Alexander began their trading journey down the picturesque West Street, before son, Harvey took over the reins in 2008, giving both Mark and Margaret a well earned rest. Since then, it has grown from strength to strength, attracting customers far and wide. 

Stocking so much in Preston Street

It was evident that The Hobby Shop had grown out of West Street, and in recent years, it made the move to bigger premises in Preston Street, where it is thriving. 

Here, Harvey sells far more than railway kits, although they are very popular with local rail enthusiasts. He is keen to add variety to the shop, inviting the interest of many to view what’s on offer.

Joining the railway kits on the shelves are puzzles, Lego, Monopoly games (fantastic!), Pokémon cards, plastic kits such as Airfix models, and so much more.

The real beauty about The Hobby Shop is that it truly does serve so many hobbies, for those both young and old, and all in between. After all, it’s never too early or late for a hobby!

Keeping the economy local

The Hobby Shop is a great way to find that perfect piece of kit in the community, ensuring that where you spend your money, it stays locally, rather than getting lost amongst much bigger stockists that we won’t mention here…

Supported Faversham Monopoly from the start

It’s been a pleasure to know that Harvey has been a firm supporter of Faversham Monopoly since talks of it began five years ago. 

The Hobby Shop are a Gold Sponsor, and we are so pleased to have them gracing the Faversham Monopoly board, representing the wonderful Preston Street.

Pop in to today

The Hobby Shop is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am, so make sure you give them a visit and explore their wide range of products in store, alternatively you can find them online at

Thanks for all your support, Harvey!

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