The King’s Road is set to become the new home of Metro Bank’s 41st store, inviting local residents to help mark the occasion with a grand opening party on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th April.
As part of its rapid national expansion, Metro Bank will be hosting a two day street festival for Kensington & Chelsea locals, where there will be stilt walkers, face painting, performing dogs, balloons, and popcorn. Moreover, as Metro Bank is “dog friendly”, guests are welcome to bring along their pets to the occasion.
As a community bank, Metro Bank says it is “passionate about creating local jobs and has employed around 20 people from the area.” Among the local faces who will make up the Kings Road team are Store Manager, Carl Maw, and Adam Johnson, the Local Director.
New London branches will also be opening in Clapham Junction, Wimbledon, Islington, and Colliers Wood. Outside of London, there will be new store opening in Oxford, Swindon, Basingstoke, Canterbury, and Chelmsford.
The self confessed “convenient customer-focussed bank” will be located at 234 King’s Road, in what was formerly the King’s Road Heal’s. After months of renovations to both the inside and outside of the building, including taking out the entire first floor, Metro Bank’s opening has been a constant source of speculation by locals.
When the Metro Bank branch opens it will offer safety deposit boxes, free coin counting, and seven day opening hours.