572 – 574 Roman Street, Bow, London E3 5ES
Woolworths opened in Bow, East London, in 1928. It was on Roman Road in a purpose-built single-storey buidling. You’ll be familiar with the architecture by now, with the centred pediment.
The building remained unchanged over the years if you look at the upper floor. But the frontage was updated, probably in the 1990s when Woolworths ‘Local’ stores were introduced.
Source: Diamond Geezer
Former employee Tony Cue has a random fact about Bow Woolworths – part of The Bill Series 1 Episode 3 “Clutching at Straws” was filmed from the roof of the store and the side for the streets scenes.
The store closed in January 2009 and it became an Iceland. But look up and you’ll see some Woolworths architecture.