30 Mar
Dinosaur Bones Found in Hitchcock & King Yard!

Dinosaur Bones Found in Hitchcock & King Yard!

Over the past few days we have been in the process of doing some maintenance work at our Fulham branch, which involved some excavation. Whilst digging up part of the yard, the construction workers were confused when they found something a little out of the ordinary.


An unexpected discovery

After noticing what looked like some odd-shaped rocks at first glance, we quickly realised that this was something much more interesting. After getting the experts involved, we can reveal that fossilised dinosaur bones have been found in our very own yard! Measuring around 10 metres long, 

The first of its kind

This really is a one-of-a-kind discovery –

18 Mar
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Business Update

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Business Update

The safety of our employees and customers is our top priority. So, we would like to keep everyone informed of how we are following government advice in order to help stop the spread of the virus, as well as reducing the pressure on the NHS.

Our operations are strictly observing social and physical distancing guidelines and all other PHE and government guidelines. In practice, this means restricting the number of customers at any one time in our branches, usually to one or two at a time. We appreciate your patience in this respect. We are also operating a delivery-only service at our Ashford and Fulham branches and with more resources focused on deliveries we expect to be able to fulfil deliveries in good time.

28 Feb
5 Pranks Apprentices Always Fall For

5 Pranks Apprentices Always Fall For

You might think that you’ve got all bases covered when it comes to being prepared for the first day of your construction apprenticeship – your route to work, any supplies you’ll need, what questions you’re going to ask – but there’s one thing you may not have thought about. We’re talking about the typical pranks that almost all apprentices have to suffer at some point. They’re pretty much a rite of passage. But, with the help of Hitchcock & King, you’ll be forewarned about these tricks of the trade so you can avoid looking like a tool!   

10 Feb
The Greasy Spoon Awards 2020 – Vote Now!

The Greasy Spoon Awards 2020 – Vote Now!

Voting for the Hitchcock & King Greasy Spoon Awards 2020 is now open! Cast your vote now to help us on our mission to find South West London’s favourite breakfast café.

As one of the capital’s leading builders’ merchants, we’ve tried more than a few greasy spoon cafes in our 40 years of serving South West London. We were curious to find out what the people of London felt was the ultimate café when it comes to a good old full English or a breakfast sarnie and a cuppa.

So, back in December,

29 Jan
Saying Goodbye to Our Ashford Branch

Saying Goodbye to Our Ashford Branch

After years of trading and many happy customers, it’s with mixed feelings that we announce the closure of our main Ashford branch as of Tuesday 28th January 2020. We’re sad to see it go, but all is not lost as you can continue to visit the Ashford Station Yard branch just next door in the very same yard. 

Hitchcock & King - About Us

Hitchcock & King started out as a small, independent business and has grown a lot over the years, with several branches across London. We have three main focuses: good stock availability, affordable prices (without compromising on quality) and fast delivery.

04 Dec
The Greasy Spoon Awards 2020

The Greasy Spoon Awards 2020

Hitchcock & King are one of London’s leading builders’ merchants (we’d like to think you already knew that, though). We’re an independent company which has, over the years, grown to seven branches across South West London. Can you help us find the area’s best greasy spoon?

It’s a no-brainer that most builders (and plumbers, and roofers, and decorators, etc…) love nothing more than a traditional full English, washed down with a tasty coffee, to get the day off to a good start. Over the years we’ve tried our fair share of cafes, each with their own delicious breakfast offerings –

08 Oct
15 Things You Need to Do in South London

15 Things You Need to Do in South London

Here at Hitchcock & King, we’re proud of our London origins and the endless options there are of things to do here. Fancy a historic cave tour in the morning, followed by a 52m climb in the afternoon? No problem; South London is home to an eclectic mix of village-like areas, each with something new to offer. If you’re looking for something a little different, read on for our top picks of the 15 best things to do in South London.

Experience a rugby match at Twickenham Stadium

Grab some mates and some drinks, and enjoy an action-packed game with fans from around the world at the home of England Rugby.