Big Bakery Chains Double Up in Hammersmith

Gail's and Gregg's open second stores in Barons Court and Broadway

Greggs set to open in Hammersmith Broadway station
Greggs set to open in Hammersmith Broadway station

Two of our biggest bakery chains are opening their second branches in Hammersmith this summer.

Local residents have been impatiently awaiting the launch of Gail's Bakery in the long empty unit in the south side of Barons Court Station. The store was due to open earlier this month and as our pictures show, is fully furnished and equipped and looks ready to open.

The company says that problems with power have held up the launch, but promise that the team at the new store will be “firing up our ovens” in the very near future.

Gail's has been expanding across London and surrounding areas since being founded in the 1990s by Gail Mejia. (Yes, there really is a Gail.) The chain, which also has a wholesale business called The Bread Factory, now has around 80 branches serving coffee, pastries cakes and handmade bread.

Gail's new store at Barons Court Station
Gail's new store at Barons Court Station

This branch, which adds to the choice of Barons Court cafes alongside independent coffee shop C'est Ici and the Metro Cafe on the other side of the station, is Gail's second in Hammersmith and third in our borough, adding to existing stores in Brook Green and Parsons Green in Fulham.

Interior of Gail's Bakery
Interior of Gail's Bakery

Gregg's meanwhile is preparing to open its second local in the entrance to Hammersmith Broadway Station. This new store will be only a short walk from its existing store in King Street and will be the chain's fifth to open in the borough, alongside two in Fulham and one in Uxbridge Road in Shepherd's Bush.

Gregg's of course, has become a national institution, having started out as a bakery over 80 years ago and transformed to a ‘food on the go' chain in 2013. It now has over 2,000 shops serving ‘good honest food' to loyal customers.

This latest branch will add to the huge range of eateries within Hammersmith Broadway, including rivals Starbucks, Pret a Manger, Paul, Costa and Joe & The Juice.

Both chains are looking for staff in these new branches. Find out more at here for Gails and here for Greggs.

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July 29, 2022


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