September 2020 - Toys R Us still exists. Kind of.
Toys R Us ceased trading in the UK in April 2018. I worked there back in the year 2000.
|It's always interesting to see signs from lost brands|
This store is in Preston, Lancashire.
|Toys R Us at the Deepdale shopping centre in Preston|
Apart from one ghost sign on the side of the building where the raised letters have been removed it looks like it could've still been open.
|A busy car park|
|A colourful store front|
|Welcome to Toys R Us|
|This store is now closed|
|A nice sign on the right of the building|
|At the exit|
|The exit doors|
|A piece of ephemera |
|A branded electricity substation|
There have been plans for the old Toys R Us at the Deepdale shopping centre to be converted into a gym or a Sports Direct. But at the moment it's still there as something of a time capsule.
Other lost Toys R Us stores
We've also been to the abandoned Toys R Us in Warrington, Cheshire
, had a look at what remained of the old Toys R Us store at the Central Retail Park in Ancoats, Manchester
before it was demolished
and visited the Toys R Us in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
shortly before it was converted into a Go Outdoors this month.
On our travels we've also seen a RadioShack
in St Annes on the Sea; Woolworths Big W
in Brunstane, Edinburgh; Tandy
in Hitchin; Blockbuster
in Fallowfield, Manhester; Woolworths
in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent; BHS
in Stockport; Blockbuster Video Express
in Colne; Orange Mobile
in Oswestry; Kwik Save
in Barrow-in-Furness; Cooltrader
in Blackpool and the remains of Blockbuster Video stores in Oldham
, Cheadle Hulme
, Telford, Prescot
On our way to look at the old Toys R Us we also found a bonus lost shop - a Happy Shopper
I've heard through the grapevine that all trace of this store being a Toys R Us has now disappeared.
So glad we got to visit it for a look last year.
Videos from our visit to the old Toys R Us store in Preston (September 2020):
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