Lidl has announced plans to open more than 100 stores in London, including in Romford, Hornchurch and Dagenham.

The discount store has published a list of more than 100 locations for potential new branches in London, with dozens in east London.

Across the UK, Lidl plans to open hundreds of new outlets, including in Bristol, Birmingham, and Berwick.

In London, new stores will also be opening in Wandsworth, Fulham, Hoxton, and Canning Town.

Lidl's chief development officer, Richard Taylor, said: "We have also been the fastest growing bricks and mortar supermarket for the past seven months in a row.

"With an exceptional store network and our laser focus on operational excellence, we're welcoming more customers through our doors than ever before, which positions us perfectly for continued expansion.

"We're planning to open hundreds of new Lidl stores but ultimately see no ceiling on our ambition or growth potential."

Lidl is searching for sites with a strong pedestrian or traffic flow, easy access, and in prominent locations.

The minimum size required for a standalone branch is one and a half acres, upping to four acres for mixed-use schemes.

The retailer added that units should be between 18,000 and 26,500 sq ft and provide more than 100 dedicated car parking spaces.

In terms of ownership, Lidl is willing to consider freehold, leasehold, or long leasehold opportunities.

If a site is successfully identified, the supermarket has pledged to pay a finder's fee of 1.5 per cent of the total freehold purchase price or 10 per cent of the first year's rent for leaseholds.

East London locations for potential new Lidl stores:



Bethnal Green

Blackhorse Road

Canning Town

Chingford - North

Chingford - South

Collier Row

Dagenham - East

Dagenham - South


Elm Park

Gallows Corner

Gants Hill

Highams Park


Lea Bridge



Manor Park

North Hornchurch

North Romford


Plaistow - South






Walthamstow - Wood Street



West Ham

Whipps Cross


Woolwich Road