Tagged: London

Former Woolworths, Morden, London (1 March 2013). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Opened on 8 July 1933, what’s become of the ex-Woolworths in Morden?


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Regular readers will know that I always enjoy an obscure Woolworths anniversary, and today represents the 80th anniversary of the now-defunct chain opening its 498th store,...

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Clicks, bricks and stunning images: Retailer Q&A with The Original Sofa Co.


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If you read the blog accompanying my 2012 Autumn Fair seminar on creating great web content, you’ll know that one of the things I always...

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Stuart Kew's Forgotten London Woolworths blog (16 Mar 2013) 0

Hunting for long-gone Woolies stores in Harrow and Sudbury Hill


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It’s been great to see a new Woolworths-related history blog appear this week, courtesy of longstanding former Woolies staff member Stuart Kew. His blog, Forgotten...

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“The biggest opportunities lie in mobile commerce”: Retailer Q&A with Nabru


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With Walmsley’s currently teetering on the high street, and chains like Habitat, Land of Leather and MFI having collapsed in the last few years, the...

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New Clintons signage at Stowmarket (2 Aug 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Can Clintons’ new look help restore the chain’s fortunes?


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Just two months after rescuing nearly 400 Clintons stores, the chain’s new owners have started rolling out a new look – inside and out –...

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Former Woolworths site, Tottenham Court Road (10 Feb 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Locating the former Woolworths in Tottenham Court Road, forty years after its closure


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Regular readers may recall my London-related post from last April, when I finally confirmed the location of the long-closed former Woolworths at 8-13 High Holborn (store #173). Today,...

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TJ Hughes, Sunderland (7 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Habitat, HomeForm, TJ Hughes: why is it H-H-Hell on the high street?


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It’s hard to dispute that the last couple of weeks has been a torrid time for the UK high street, with a succession of well-known...

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Recently opened Co-operative Food store in the Strand, London (6 Apr 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 10

Co-op returns to Birtley with purchase of Netto store


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The Co-operative Group has announced today that it is to acquire the Netto store in Birtley, Gateshead – one of the six remaining sites that Asda...

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Former Woolworths (now WHSmith), Pinner, 1 May 2011. Photograph by Bryan Roberts 2

Upmarket Pinner trades ex-Woolies pound shop for WHSmith – but not everyone’s happy


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Many thanks to Bryan Roberts from Kantar Retail iQ, who let me know via Twitter that the old Woolworths in Pinner, north west London, has recently...

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Woolworths, South Harrow (31 Dec 2008). Photograph by Barry Marshall 6

Readers’ ex-Woolies updates from Harrow and Finchley Road


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Though I’ve paid several visits to London over the last year, I’ve still only scratched the surface as far as photographing the capital’s ex-Woolies stores...

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Former Woolworths (now Boots), the Strand (6 Apr 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Going down the Strand – the old Woolies near Simpson’s and the Savoy


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With most of Woolworths’ stores in central London closed down by the 1980s, it’s easy to forget that the value-focused chain once rubbed shoulders with...

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Former Woolworths (now HMV), 150 Oxford Street (6 Apr 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Tracking down Oxford Street’s second ex-Woolworths


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While in London last week, High Holborn (store #173) and Tottenham Court Road (#175) weren’t the only two ex-Woolworths I managed to work into my...

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John Lewis Oxford Street, London. Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Putting today’s John Lewis sales drop in perspective


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Given how long it’s been since the weekly trading figures for John Lewis department stores last recorded a year-on-year fall in sales, it’s little wonder that...

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Former Woolworths (now Poundworld), West Ealing (24 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

West Ealing’s surprising former Woolies building


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While visiting London last month, I also found time to pay a visit to the interesting shopping area of West Ealing – home, as you...

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Former Woolworths (now Uniqlo), Kensington High Street (23 Nov 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 20

From High Street Ken to High Holborn – more of London’s long-lost Woolies


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Visiting London again this week, I was able to capture another clutch of locations that used to house Woolies stores more than a quarter of...

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