Six former Woolies in and around London

Graham Soult

Retail consultant, writer, blogger; helping retailers via CannyInsights.com and CannySites.com. Say hello on Twitter at @soult!

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9 Responses

  1. The Pinner Woolworths (that was a pound store in your photo) is now a WHSmith!

  2. John says:

    If you look at the film called Metroland (by John Betjeman), there is a section devoted to Neasden which shows Neasden Parade, followed by a view along Neasden Lane. In that second view you can see a branch of Woolworths which is now a pub called the Misty Moon.

    I worked in Baker Street in the mid 1970’s and I am pretty sure that there was at that time a branch in Marylebone High Street. There was also the huge branch at Victoria on Wilton Road – I used to get my lunch there when I was on day release at Westminster College.

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