A family furniture firm is to close a store down twenty years after it first opened because its rent is too high.

Beds to Go will close down its shop in Brighton Road near Sutton station because the rent has gone up almost 50 per cent.

Owner Clive Haywood said: “Beds to Go is made up of myself my wife and two directors who are close friends. It is a family firm that has been around for 20 years.

"Business is doing okay, we got over the worst a few years ago but we are doing well.

"The lease ended and we are closing up, every year we have the chance to renew the lease but this year the rent was too high.”

Beds to go have six other shopsthat remain open in London including Worcester Park and Tooting.

The shop which will close down in a month is holding a sale as they have lots of stock to clear.