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Metro Bank High Street Kensington Celebrates 10 Years On The High Street

4th May 2021

Colleagues at Metro Bank’s High Street Kensington, the UK’s best community bank, will be celebrating the store’s tenth birthday this week on May 6th

In celebration, we have dug through our archives for…


1          Dogs are welcome instore and it’s estimated that nearly 2,000 have visited the store since it opened with miraculously only one accident to date!

2          The store has remained open throughout the pandemic and is currently open Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm.

3          During Covid the store colleagues not only cut their hair to raise money for charity, but also donated time every week for two months to support a local food bank feeding the homeless.

4          The store has over 800 safe deposit boxes – but none of them contain any cash as it’s illegal to store cash in a safe deposit box – so nothing like the movies.

5          High Street Kensington was the 6th Metro Bank to open when the Bank had just 10,000 customer accounts – today Metro Bank has over 2.2 million.

6          People have lived and worked around the High Street Kensington area from Saxon Times but its retail boom started in 1865.

7          There has been one attempted armed robbery since the store opened.

8          Many Hollywood stars have used the store across the decade – but our lips are sealed….

9          The store’s exact location is at 51.5000131 latitude, -0.19704049999996 longitude.

10        In store one of our colleague’s cat is a TikTok star with over 10 million views.