Bourne & Hollingsworth

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Bourne and Hollingsworth was a large department store on the corner of Oxford Street and Berners Street. It was named after its founders Walter William Bourne and Howard E Hollingsworth who started the store in Westbourne Grove then moved to the Oxford Street site in 1902 It finally closed in 1983. It featured in the film The Crowded Day (1954) by Adelphi Films Limited.[1] The building is now known as The Plaza Oxford Street.

The name Bourne and Hollingsworth survives as a basement bar in nearby Rathbone Place.

Bourne & Hollingsworth photo


  1. ^ "The Crowded Day". Adelphi Films Limited.