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Boots UK Unveils its Brand New Health and Beauty Destination Store on the Southbank, London

29 November 2018
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Ten colleagues have joined the team at the new store located in the Southbank Place development located on the River Thames.

Colleagues from Boots UK celebrated the opening of their brand new store in the Southbank Place development on Wednesday 28 November, alongside Robert Barrett, a long-standing colleague of over 18 years, who helped cut the ribbon at the official opening ceremony.

Located near some of London’s most popular attractions, including the London Eye and London Aquarium, customers, commuters and tourists will be able to make the most of the Southbank’s brand new Boots store for all their health and beauty essentials.

With its modern, self-selection beauty space, customers can pick up products from the beauty brands they know and love, including Boots exclusive brands, No7 and CYO, as well as L’Oréal, Bourjois, Sleek, and Soap and Glory. The convenient London location also offers an integrated, next day Click and Collect Service, where customers can access the entire Boots health and beauty range, including luxury brands, right in the heart of the Southbank.

The opening of the new store also welcomes a dedicated pharmacy and healthcare area. Not only will customers and patients be able to use a private consultation room, but the store’s expert team of pharmacists and pharmacy support colleagues will offer the Boots Winter Flu Jab service, as well as provide health advice and information on over the counter medicines.

Lucie Johnson-Jones, Store Manager, commented: “We understand that our customers really value having affordable and accessible healthcare close by, so I’m very excited to be opening our beautiful new store, and can’t wait to welcome customers into this brand new development.”

With a strong focus on convenience, Boots vibrant new Southbank store aims to make life easier for its customers. Along with its convenient opening hours, not only will visitors benefit from a direct entrance into Waterloo Underground station, but they can also choose from an extensive food and drinks range and Meal Deal offering, as well as the store’s 7 day photo printing service and photo kiosk - each helping to provide the perfect one-stop destination for Southbank’s diverse community.

Alongside ten new roles being created for employees in the area, Southbank’s beautiful new Boots store is also providing professional development opportunities for existing colleagues. Robert Barrett, a long-serving colleague and special guest at the store opening, will continue his Boots journey at the new store, and you’ll be able to find him at the pharmacy counter.


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and around 1,900 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024