Post Office opening new branches in central London
The Post Office has announced that a new branch on New Oxford Street will be the first of 25 that are set in open in central London over the next 12 months.
In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today (18 January), the Post Office said: “Dozens of newly modernised branches are already open for longer in the city, and the new service – which is the only one in London open for 24 hours, 7 days a week – joins these, along with around 25 new Post Offices which will open in central London over the next 12 months. This will boost the number of Post Offices in the area from around 70 to almost 100 branches.”
Debbie Smith, new Chief Executive of Retail at the Post Office, said: “What we are doing here in London is part of a wider strategy to ensure we have Post Office services in the right location to best serve our customers’ evolving needs.
“Central London’s fast-growing urban population and commuter presence means we need to extend our services through longer hours and more branches. In one of the busiest locations for online shopping collection and returns in the UK, our customers want flexible, convenient access not only to mails services, but also to things like every day banking and travel money.
“By teaming up with successful retailers with a vibrant retail offer, we’re able to create hubs of essential services that are one stop shops for our customers. By responding in this way to customer demands, and adapting to meet their needs, we’re building a Post Office network not just for today, but for tomorrow too.”