End of an Era

Some of you will already know by now that Video City is to close its doors (in its physical presence!) for the last time on Wednesday 24th June, after 30 years in Notting Hill.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for supporting us so magnificently over the years and for making it such a hugely enjoyable experience in recommending and discussing a wealth of cinema from all over the world.

Due to ever changing technology it has become apparent that the physical sale and rental of DVD’s is becoming difficult to maintain, but our belief is that a knowledge and love of film should enable us, in the not too distant future, to offer an expertly curated choice of film through a digital delivery system. It won’t happen overnight but I would urge you all, if you are interested, to leave us your email address so that we can hopefully renew our relationship with you in a new medium.

We will carry on renting and selling films in the remaining weeks and we hope that you will continue to support us in that time period. We will be offering plenty of bargains (new and ex-rental), so why not take this opportunity to start or add to your personal collections.

I can only reiterate what an absolute privilege it has been for myself and all of my colleagues to have shared our passion for films with you over the many years we have been in Notting Hill. We hope to be seeing some, if not all of you, again at a later date

Simon Brzeskwinski

Send your email address to info@videocitylondon.com

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  1. Paolo Longato

     /  May 1, 2015

    Moved away from London long time ago, abroad in fact. Still Still remember the shop fondly. Keep up the blog it is super useful.

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. This breaks my heart. Feeling very sad.

  3. Simon, you’re a legend!! Look forward to the new chapter. Best wishes J.Hickmott

  4. NOOOOO!!!! This is the saddest news of all. Notting Hill will not be the same without Video City. But onward and upwards – exciting new chapter!

  5. Tom Myerscough

     /  May 1, 2015

    Really sad to hear the news. Certainly we would both like you to keep us in touch with news of progress on your digital delivery system plans.




    With all our best wishes for success – and a sincere thank you for all the DVD pleasure Video City has given us over the years backed by your insightful guidance on film selections.

    Marie & Tom (Myerscough)

  6. Angie Dixon

     /  May 2, 2015

    Dear Simon and the Video City Crew

    For 15 years I have been blessed with having video city part of the community , a place to share stories of our lives and discuss our favourite films.

    This news has brought me tears. I will miss you so much because you have been an important part of my journey.

    Video City was more than just a video shop, I have had so many great laughs with you all.

    I hope this new journey for you and those who have worked there will have a bright ad successful future.

    Please stay in touch and take great care. Onwards and Upwards!!

    All my love Angie. xx

  7. Can’t believe this. I knew it was inevitable but just thought and hoped that good service and knowledge would shine through and prevail. So many many memories wish you all the best

  8. Notting Hill Gate will not be the same. Who remembers the wonderful old Mandarin Bookshop? Now Video City is closing. Simon and his staff have shared their expertise with so many of us. Where can we get anything like that service in the future. Sad day to be sure.


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