Aldi in Greenwich town centre set to open end of October 2021

A new Aldi store in Greenwich is set to open on 28th October 2021.

The unit is located on Greenwich High Road in a former Poundstretcher unit alongside a neighbouring unit housing Greenwich Grill.

Former Poundstretcher

Plans to open the store were approved earlier this year.


The store is ideally placed for tourist traffic located between Greenwich station and many sites. It also has a large number of new residents moving into new-build blocks to entice.

Maritime block – taken spring 2019

The Greenwich branch is under Aldi’s Local banner – which is a concept that began in 2019 with a store in Balham.

Aldi supermarket in Greenwich
A Local store for local people. Precious things TBC

These are town centre stores where many people are not expected to shop using cars. As such, bulkier items including those in centre aisles will be reduced in number.

There is of course a car park, which will possibly see a temporary Post Office as plans have been submitted to demolish the existing building.

That was covered on this site last month.

Courtesy Google. Loew story buildings around car park, with vacant land next door behind existing buildings

It’s somewhat surprising this area of town with surface parking and low-rise buildings between single and three storeys in height has survived this long given it’s location.

The land owner could go for 4-5 stories in height with flats above parking (if retained at all) alongside commercial and educational space.

There’s also sizable amounts of vacant land behind neighbouring buildings.

It wouldn’t be a great surprise to see development plans in the coming few years.


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7 thoughts on “Aldi in Greenwich town centre set to open end of October 2021

  • Are the prices in Aldi locals the same as Aldi main stores? I understand different ranges but if prices higher as its a ‘convenience’ store then removes Aldi’s main selling point.

  • I wonder how it will compare price-wise with the Sainsburys Local opposite it. As Derek says people tend to equate Aldi with low prices. Still, at least consumers will have the chance to find for themselves without having to go too far out of their way.

  • This is good news for the residents of Greenwich and the Aldi Store will also be a assest to the Town Centre. Look forward to it opening in October 2021.

  • Saw a truck deliver groceries tonight and could glimpse inside the store too. Looks like it might open sooner!

  • Just seen in the Telegraph that this will be the first till free Aldi Local store – useful for those walking back from the station after work and don’t want to line up.

  • First the new Aldi was going to open for Easter 2021, then the end of October – now it seems sometime in November!! Im past caring. I get regular deliveries from Tesco and the service is excellent.


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