Blackheath to see bicycle shop at former bookies

A former branch of Ladbrokes at Blackheath Standard is set to become a new bicycle shop.

The betting shop closed around 2019 – along with many others – after limits on fixed odds betting was introduced.

The new shop is named Vaidas and located at 166 Westcombe Hill. Vaidas are based in Honor Oak Park.

It’s another new vacant unit to be occupied in the area, with the former Barclays bank set to become a mini brewery and pub if plans approved.

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3 thoughts on “Blackheath to see bicycle shop at former bookies

  • April 23, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Good to see another empty shop being brought back in to use. I am sure the bike shop would do well as more people have turned to cycling as a way of getting around locally.

  • April 25, 2021 at 8:09 am

    This is welcome news for local cyclist to have a local bicycle shop located at Blackheath Standard on Westcombe Hill. With the uptake in cycling with in the Borough I am sure this new business will do exceptionally well.

    I also support using local businesses and shopping locally. Local shops have served me well throughout the pandemic and I will continue to use them in the future.

  • December 22, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Excellent addition. This are desperately needed a bike shop. The only thing missing now is a 3rd wave coffee shop. I’d love something like the Four Boroughs in Crystal Palace to set up shop near here or in the Village.


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