Queues with hundreds of people lined up inside Lewisham Shopping Centre ahead of the opening of a new Wilko store.

Cutting the ribbon at 7.30am today (January 16), more than 250 shoppers were in the queue ready to get their hands on what the new store had to offer.

Shoppers had more than just a store to browse, as the first 100 customers received prizes including £20 Wilko gift cards and a selection of copper kitchen products, and even got free cupcakes.

Wilko Lewisham Branch Manager Pervinder Bassra said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support of the local people, it’s been a very positive start to our residence here at Lewisham Shopping Centre and we can’t wait to welcome more customers to the new store.”

Paul Redden, Centre Manager at Lewisham Shopping Centre commented: “We were absolutely thrilled to see Wilko open its doors today and see crowds of shoppers waiting in anticipation.

"The brand is a great fit for our shoppers and we know they’ll love being able to pop into store to pick up some of their favourite homeware items.”