WH Smith is apparently Britain’s worst store
Who would come in last place in a Which! poll of Britain’s best stores? I can think of a few. BHS, Primark, those dodgy shops that sell a baffling array of crossbows, bongs and Betty Boop lighters.
But no. The UK’s worst store - according to Which!- is WH Smith. Meanwhile bath bomb botherers Lush come in second from the top, even though just walking in there causes the hairs in your nostrils to perish from the stench of all those naff toiletries, piled up like glittery purple turds. (In first place was the Apple store, but…WHATEVA.)
In the survey TK Maxx was third from bottom, with EE shops second from last. Also, it seems that Brits love a pound shop - Poundland did better than French Connection and Harvey Nichols, and 99p Stores was rated higher than House of Fraser. Obviously the people in this survey have some kind of an aversion to nice stuff.
Really, though, it all seems a little unfair on WH Smith, which surely isn’t THAT bad. Anyway, if it goes under, where am I going to get a large bucket of Buxton water and a copy of the Daily Telegraph?