Loyal customers and long-serving staff said farewell to Woolworths in Greenford.
The store, in the Broadway, was the last in west London, and one of the last in the country, to close on Thursday and will now become an Iceland supermarket.
About 30 staff said farewell, most who had been at the store for more than 10 years.
Supervisor Linda Murphy, known as the store's poet laureate, summed up their feelings in verse.
The poem reads: "We will miss our dear old Woolies from the bottom of our hearts,
"And when we heard that it was closing it tore us all apart.
"So goodbye, good luck and thanks to each and all of you,
"From the team that managed Greenford, the staff and good old Sue."
Assistant manager Sue Wickstead, referred to in the poem, had achieved 19 years service when the company went into administration on November 27.
The 55-year-old added: "I think Greenford is really going to miss Woolworths."