Boots is closing more stores next month as pharmacy chain shuts down hundreds of sites

Boots store in pictures

Boots is closing hundreds of stores

Jessica Sheldon

By Jessica Sheldon

Published: 26/02/2024

- 16:41

Updated: 26/02/2024

- 16:44

Boots customers across the UK may want to check to see if they’re affected by upcoming store closures

Boots is set to close five more stores in the UK from next month, with shoppers in Kent, Wolverhampton and Norwich among those set to be affected.

The retailer is continuing with its plans to shut hundreds of UK stores, after announcing plans to cut its store estate by around 300 in 2023 and 2024.

Boots will reduce its 2,200 store estate to around 1,900, in a move to concentrate team members “where they are needed”.

A spokesperson said last year: "Evolving the store estate in this way allows Boots to concentrate its team members where they are needed and focus investment more acutely in individual stores with the ambition of consistently delivering an excellent and reliable service in a fresh and up-to-date environment."

Boots store in pictures

Boots hasn’t released a full list of store closures


Boots hasn’t released a full list of store closures, but the following sites are set to be closed, according to The Sun:

  • Rainham, Kent - March 30
  • Castlecroft, Wolverhampton - March 21
  • Bradmore, Wolverhampton - no date given yet
  • Sprowston, Norwich - March 16
  • 126 Peartree Lane, Welwyn Garden City - March 9

GB News has previously reported the following Boots stores are set to close:

  • Cliftonville, Kent - January 20
  • Pemberton, Wigan - January 26
  • Hough Lane, Layland, Lancashire - January 2024
  • Landford Road, Liverpool - February 2024
  • Clifton, York - February 2024
  • Collington Mansions, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex - February 24, 2024
  • Ankerside Shopping Centre, Tamworth, Staffordshire - March 2024
  • Rhos on Sea, Wales - March 2024
  • Anglia Square, Norfolk - March 2024
  • North Kenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne - March 2024
  • Pool, Redruth - March 2024
  • Colwyn Bay, Wales - April 2024
  • Caerleon Road, Newport - early 2024
  • Chepstow Road, Newport - early 2024
  • Carlyon Road, St Austell, Cornwall - early 2024
  • St Blazey, Cornwall - early 2024
  • Lurgan, Northern Ireland - no date
  • Chard Road, Plymouth - no date
  • Mannamead Road, Plymouth - no date
  • Claremont Street, Plymouth - no date
  • Portland Walk, Barrow - no date
  • Gestridge Road, Teignbridge - no date
  • Front Street, Prudhoe - no date.
Person goes into Boots store

Boots is shutting around 300 stores to "concentrate its team members where they are needed"

GB News has contacted Boots asking for comment.

Boots shut its pharmacy in Collington Mansions, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex this weekend.

Although the alternative Boots is less than a mile away, local residents were left concerned about the impact the closure would have on other pharmacies in the area.

One told GB News they thought it would “put a great strain on other pharmacies” in a town with a “sizeable elderly population”.

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