Family-friendly value retailer, The Works, to expand presence in London with brand new stores in Richmond and Wandsworth


The Works, the UK’s leading family-friendly value retailer of gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery, is expanding its presence in London and opening two new stores in Richmond and Wandsworth in November. The Richmond store will be spread across 2,121 sq. ft. and will open on George Street on Thursday 9 November, while the 1,735 sq. ft. Wandsworth store will open the following week on Thursday 16 November at the Southside Shopping Centre.[1] The openings will bring The Works’ total number of stores in Greater London to 13 and will provide a boost to both local economies, creating c. 8 jobs in each local area.

Over the last 40 years The Works has established itself as a popular and distinctive high street brand. Across its 527 stores in the UK & Ireland and its online shop, The Works provides customers with excellent value, offering products across its four zones of books, arts, crafts & hobbies, stationery and toys & games. The Works makes reading, learning, creativity and play accessible to everyone and is the go-to place for inspiring customers to embrace their free time.

Customers at the new London stores will be able to shop for the products they love including Peppa Pig, Harry Potter and books by leading authors such as Julia Donaldson, all at exceptional value. Both new stores will open complete with The Works Christmas ranges, providing customers with a fantastic choice of festive products to enjoy at affordable prices.

A spokesperson for The Works said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our footprint in London and opening two brand new stores in such fantastic London locations. At The Works, we aim to inspire our customers to read, learn, create and play, and our stores play a very important part in this. We can’t wait to provide the local communities of Richmond and Wandsworth with the products they love at great value just in time for Christmas. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming new and existing customers through our doors this November!”