Landmark London department store to shut next year

Debenhams' Clapham branch, formerly Arding and Hobbs, is to shut

One of London’s most famous department stores, Debenhams’ former Arding and Hobbs branch, is to close next year.

The branch, a famous listed building, is slated for closure after the property owner served notice on Debenhams under the provisions of the CVA staged by the retailer early this year following its administration and transfer of control to lenders.

Arding and Hobbs, on the junction of Lavender Hill and St John’s Road in Battersea. Southeast London, was built in 1910. It was subsequently owned by Allders before Debenhams took it over.

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