The Body Shop is set to close a further 75 UK stores in the next four to six weeks according to administrators. 

This latest round of closures is set to result in the loss of 489 jobs.

Administrators from FRP Advisory said the latest closures will take place over the next four to six weeks as part of a heavy restructuring aimed at preserving the brand.

Joint administrator Tony Wright said: "In taking swift action to right-size The Body Shop UK store portfolio, we have stabilised the business and are providing the best opportunity for this iconic brand to have a long-term, sustainable future.

“The UK business continues to trade in administration, and we remain fully focused on exploring all options to take the business forward.”

Hackney Gazette: Seven The Body Shop stores closed for good last Tuesday (February 20).Seven The Body Shop stores closed for good last Tuesday (February 20). (Image: PA)

This latest announcement comes after The Body Shop revealed earlier this month (February) it had fallen into administration putting more than 2,000 jobs at risk across 200 shops.

Full list of The Body Shop stores closing in the UK

Last Tuesday (February 20), the retailer shut seven shops in its first phase of restructuring after confirming plans to close nearly half of its 198 UK outlets.

The seven Body Shop stores that closed on February 20 following the administration announcement were:

  • Surrey Quays (London)
  • Oxford Street Bond Street (London)
  • Canary Wharf (London)
  • Cheapside (London)
  • Nuneaton (Warwickshire)
  • Ashford Town Centre (Kent)
  • Bristol Queens Road (Bristol)

The 75 Body Shop stores closing in the next four to six weeks are:

  • Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Barnstaple, Devon
  • Basildon, Essex
  • Battersea, Greater London
  • Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Bexleyheath, Greater London
  • Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Bournemouth Commercial Rd, Dorset
  • Bolton, Greater Manchester
  • Brixton, Greater London
  • Broughton Park, Cheshire
  • Bury, Greater Manchester
  • Camberley, Surrey
  • Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
  • Chippenham, Wiltshire
  • Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  • Croydon, Greater London
  • Didcot, Oxfordshire
  • Durham, County Durham
  • East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
  • Edinburgh Gyle Centre, Midlothian
  • Edinburgh Princes Mall, Midlothian
  • Epsom, Surrey
  • Fareham, Hampshire
  • Farnborough, Hampshire
  • Glasgow Braehead, Lanarkshire
  • Glasgow Fort, Lanarkshire
  • Glasgow Silverburn, Lanarkshire
  • Glasgow Station, Lanarkshire
  • Grimsby, Lincolnshire
  • Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • Harlow, Essex
  • Hastings, East Sussex
  • Hempstead Valley, Kent
  • High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Ilford, Greater London
  • Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight
  • Islington, Greater London
  • Kendal, Cumbria
  • Kings Lynn, Norfolk
  • Leeds White Rose, West Yorkshire
  • Lewisham Centre, Greater London
  • Lichfield, Staffordshire
  • Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
  • Morpeth, Northumberland
  • Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Oldham, Greater Manchester
  • Perth, Perthshire
  • Peterborough Queensgate, Cambridgeshire
  • Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Regent Street, Greater London
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Stafford, Staffordshire
  • Stansted Airside, Essex
  • Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
  • Swansea, Glamorganshire
  • Telford, Shropshire
  • Thanet, Kent
  • Trowbridge, Wiltshire
  • Wakefield Trinity Walk, West Yorkshire
  • Walthamstow, Greater London
  • Wigan, Greater Manchester
  • Woking, Surrey
  • Wolverhampton, West Midlands

It is reported 116 Body Shop sites are set to remain open in the UK.


The chain's remaining shops will continue to trade through stores and online during the administration process.

The retailer was founded in 1976 by Anita Roddick and her husband Gordon as one of the first companies to promote so-called ethical consumerism, focusing on ethically produced cosmetics and skincare products.

The recent administration announcement comes only weeks after new owners, European private equity firm Aurelius, took control of the business.