We visited this yesterday to buy some medication having gone down witha rather fearsome cold and sore throat. On this visit, at least (see earlier review), there was a very nice and cheery member of staff, who was also helpful.
Although pricier than, say, Superdrug (and certainly supermarkets), I found the prices for over the counter items pretty good - and cheaper than Ashton's across the roundabout, although their stock is less extensive, especially for things like herbal remedies.
But well worth considering in the area. (Actually, it's nice to have the choice).
Watts is a little old-school style chemist in Seven Dials.
It's not as cheap as places like Superdrug, but it's certainly not unreasonably priced. It's quite a charming little place, with jumbled shelves stacked high with boxes and jars, of both medical goods and more general health and beauty items. Like many small independent stores, they seem to be able to pack a hell of a lot into a small space, so it's certainly worth giving this place a go before trudging down the hill to Boots. Another plus is the friendly and helpful staff.
This chemist is very handy if one lives in the 7dials area. Its a bit overpriced for my liking. And a smile from the staff would be nice!