Posted by Devenia Besant on 15 Feb 2024

Like everyone else I’m excited that the likes of Wagamama’s, B&M and Primark are coming to Epsom not because they are popular brands but because they are filling empty units and will encourage footfall to the town, nothing worse than a dead high street and Epsom Town is regularly criticised for its lack of shops with some residents travelling to Kingston, Wimbledon or Guildford to have more shopping choice, so it’s great to know there will be more of a selection of shops on our doorstep.


Opening on the 1st March

I’m not so familiar with B&M I think I’ve been in one once many year ago. I can’t remember where or much about it but I definitely remember wanting and buying things – it had the magpie effect, a bit like Wilko’s and the Pound Shop 😆

A quick Google question tells me they sell Wallpaper, Curtains, Furniture, Toys, Vacuum Cleaners, TVs quite a variety right? And a quick look on the website shows me you can also buy baked beans, Tupperware, duvets, hot water bottles, air fryers, seasonal decorations, stationery and more you name it they seem to sell it!


Onto Wagamamas which I know very well. It’s a British chain of restaurants that serves “asian food based on Japanese cuisine”. Wagamamas has been a firm family favourite of ours for many years. One of the main reasons for this is as a family of 5 it’s annoyingly quite hard to find a restaurant that suits us all and Wagamamas has ticked the box.

I do want to point out though that with a new chain arriving in town it’s important to keep supporting the independents we already have. As a super Japanese alternative we already have the very popular Kanzzi restaurant located on Epsom Square. I hope this continues to be a local favourite and I’m sure it will. This independent restaurant is run by award an winning Chef serving up the most amazing cuisine, their sushi is delicious and has a big thumbs up amongst all of the Epsom and Ewell Families team. In fact I like it so much that I recently held my 25th (*cough) 😉 birthday celebrations in their private dining area. My personal favourites on the menu are the BBQ beef short ribs and the Katsu Curry. If you haven’t already been they do a great lunch menu starting at just £8.50.

Find out more about Kanzzi on the website and follow them on Instagram here.

Anyway back to what is NEW in Epsom.

Other brands coming to town are…


I think we all know what Primark is all about and it has now been confirmed that Primark will be opening it’s doors in Epsom in 2025, quite a wait for any Primark fans.

Charlie and Ginger

Already in Leatherhead, Charlie and Ginger is opening it’s second branch in Epsom.

On the website it say’s:

“Charlie & Ginger is an independent coffee house committed to serving you consistently excellent speciality coffee in a friendly & welcoming space.

We serve a daily brunch menu that combines simplicity with high quality ingredients so that every dish delivers on flavour.

We’re also licensed and have a great selection of wines & beers available all day, every day, so if you’re in the mood for a mimosa with your smashed avocado or a beer on the side of that last email of the day you need to send, you’re in safe hands.”

GDK (Aka German Doner Kebab)

One I’ve not experienced before but it will be taking over the old JD Sports unit on the High Street.

On the website it say’s:

“Forget what you think you know. You’ve never had a kebab like this before. Made fresh to order, with premium lean meats,
handmade waffle breads, locally sourced vegetables and our signature sauces.  Kebabs Done Right.™”

With these places opening I do hope it encourages others to follow, it would be great to see more independent shops open as well known brands (hopefully more clothes shops) and of course it provides many jobs for the local community.

What are you most looking forward to opening?

Dee x

Devenia Besant
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.

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