The day shoppers have been waiting for is nearly here as Aldi has confirmed when it will be opening its new store in Colliers Wood.

Speculation had been growing for months ever since the supermarket chain submitted plans to move into the closed Toys R Us in the Priory Retail Park.

Previously the closest Aldis to Colliers Wood were in Tooting Broadway, New Malden and South Norwood.

But a spokeswoman for the company has confirmed that it will be open to the public from December 6.

During the application process, the company said the new store would "afford local residents a greater choice of convenience shopping facilities."

Now people will have a chance to see if Aldi can live up to its word.