Supermarkets

Food shopping can vary in price. Food can be bought from supermarkets or your local greengrocer, butcher, bakery, newsagent etc.

Supermarkets

Tips:

  • As a general rule there are more expensive and cheaper supermarkets but once you have lived in London for a while, shop around for offers or the supermarket’s own brands, which are generally cheaper.
  • The smaller versions of the supermarkets e.g. Tesco Express are sometimes a bit more expensive than the larger store.
  • To buy your products you will normally be served at a checkout or go to a self-service till.
  • Cash and credit cards are accepted (contactless credit card is becoming increasingly accepted). There is normally an ATM inside or outside the store.
  • Some supermarkets have loyalty cards. Saved points can be used to purchase goods and services.
  • Many supermarkets and shops offer ‘click and collect’ (order your items online then collect them at the store) or home delivery.
  • Some supermarkets are open 24 hours.
  • World foods can be bought in many of the supermarkets, the quantity and range varies on the size of the shop. There are also specialist shops for produce from certain countries, including Polish supermarkets and The Savannah which sells South African produce.
  • £1 coin is sometimes required for a trolley (refundable)
  • There is a 5p charge per plastic bag in all supermarkets and large shops

 

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