Six south London Body Shop stores are set to close within the next six weeks as administrators work to save the business.

The Body Shop has announced that the chain will close a further 75 stores across the UK within the next six weeks, marking the loss of 489 jobs.

It has been confirmed that out of the 75 stores that are set to close, six of them are in south London, with two of them in south east London.

This follows on from the immediate closure of four stores in London including Surrey Quays, Oxford Street, Canary Wharf and Cheapside.

116 shops will continue trading with seven of them in south London included in the published list.

Here’s the full list:

The Body Shop stores in south London that will be closing:

  • Battersea
  • Bexleyheath
  • Brixton
  • Croydon
  • Epsom
  • Lewisham Centre

The Body Shop stores in south London set to remain open:

  • Bluewater
  • Bromley
  • Icon at O2 Outlet
  • Kingston-Upon-Thames
  • London Bridge
  • Sutton
  • Wimbledon

The retailer appointed insolvency experts from FRP Advisory to oversee the administration process.

First founded in 1976 by wife and husband Anita and Gordon Roddick, the company’s key focus was towards promoting so-called ethical consumerism, focusing on ethically-produced cosmetics and skincare products.

FRP Advisory’s Tony Wright said: "In taking swift action to right-size The Body Shop UK store portfolio, we have stabilised the business.

"We remain fully focused on exploring all options to take the business forward."