Network Rail has announced that London Bridge station will play host to a number of retail brands as part of its £1bn redevelopment.
Cath Kidston and Hamleys will open their doors at London Bridge station this month, with Mac, Rituals, Ted Baker and The Body Shop all set to join them in the spring.
The openings form part of Network Rail work to make London Bridge a flagship destination where people can shop, meet, eat, socialise and travel.
The news marks a significant expansion of these retailers’ station presence, with Ted Baker, Mac, Hamleys, and Rituals all firsts in the Network Rail portfolio.
Hamish Kiernan, commercial director of retail for Network Rail Property, said: “The £1bn redevelopment project of London Bridge station, part of the Thameslink Programme, includes a huge range of improvements including a huge new concourse, modern facilities, two new entrances on Tooley Street, and 15 fully accessible platforms.
“It will also see 92,000 sq ft of new retail and more than 70 retail units – the most ever in a Network Rail station.”
Sue Carvell, commercial director at Cath Kidston added: “We are delighted to announce the opening of our new London Bridge store in February 2018. We have seen great success in our store at St Pancras station, and look forward to bringing our brand to this exciting new development too.
“London Bridge station is a prime location, ideal to offer a convenient shopping experience for our travelling customers. We feel our Modern Vintage offering will fit nicely with the exciting list of other brands confirmed for this new shopping hub.”