Major major supermarkets are Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer. They can buy meat, fish, vegetables, fresh bread, dairy products, household chemicals, ready-made salads and dishes. The latter has a division into stores selling food and clothing.
It is a little large supermarkets, they are located far from the center. Most shops are located within walking distance of these networks. They have a good selection of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats and sweets. Be sure to buy Innocent juices, they are very tasty and natural. But the choice of wine, fish, powders and hygiene products is limited. Tea mainly in bags, pasta of the same type. Clothes (even socks), pans, bed linen or towels, even a mop can not be bought there.
Iceland is a little out of the way among grocery small shops. It has a good selection of frozen fish, seafood, convenience foods, ice cream, which is not found in other networks.
All the mentioned giants have online stores, where the choice of products is much greater than even the largest of them in the real world. On the Internet, you can buy an ironing board, kitchen utensils, furniture, children’s toys and appliances. Delivery of goods is paid, and the price depends on the day of the week and the selected time.
We make everyday purchases in English stores
Shops and shopping streets of London
January 2012 | kan1961
Right near the marble arch begins Oxford Street. The most favorite and famous street of all shopaholics in Europe stretches for 3 kilometers. Each first showcase calls you with the simple and clear word “SALE” to more than 500 of the world’s most famous brands. Street (? 1) has its own website and four metro stations: www.oxfordstreet.co.uk
Get off at any station (“Marble Arch”, “Bond Street”, “Oxford Circus”, “Tottenham Court Road”) and go to the center. Here is a small list of the largest stores on Oxford Street: Selfridges is one of the most famous and fashionable stores in Oxford Street. The store houses sections of the most famous fashion houses like Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bulgary, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Chopard, Christian Dior, D & G, DKNY, Elle Macpherson, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo, Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Longines, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Paul Smith, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Rolex, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Vera Wang, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent.
John Lewis is the UK’s third largest department store. Opened in 1864. From January 1, 2008, the store John Lewis Oxford Street received the royal permission to supply items of haberdashery and household goods to the Queen’s court of Great Britain.
Marks & Spencer is one of the largest retail department stores in the UK. At the intersection of Oxford Street and Orshad Street is the main store of the company known as “Marks and Spencer Marble Arch”, whose area reaches 16,000 m2.
Debenhams is the largest retail department store of the chain, which includes 153 stores in the UK and Ireland, as well as about 40 branches worldwide. House of Fraser is also a large department store offering only the highest quality products and only the most famous global brands. Located in a luxurious art deco building built in 1935. Also, this store is famous for the fact that it was here that for the first time in the UK on each floor escalators were installed for the convenience of customers. Primark is the flagship of the Irish fashion chain at low prices.
Pull and Bear is the flagship of the trendy urban clothing store network of the Spanish company Inditex Group.
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Markets and grocery chains in London
July 2011 | Almdudler
The most popular and popular grocery chains in London are Sainsbury’s Local, Marks & Spencer (yes, yes, here they are not only clothes, but also products) and Tesco Express. Prices in the shops are quite high, for 10 pounds you can collect food for a good picnic on the grass of some of the parks. Fortunately, plastic spoons, forks, knives can be taken free of charge at the cash register.
In general, it can be noted that the choice of products in supermarkets is not very different from Russia. I mainly bought various sandwiches, which are in abundance in London. As elsewhere in Europe, the stores have a good selection of cheeses at very reasonable prices. But the sweet tooth will have to temper the appetite. Supermarket buns are not very impressive – there are only basic varieties (with cinnamon, ikeevskaya with nuts, French chocolate, etc.). At the same time, the shops do not have their own bread ovens, so the bakery products are imported and cold. As an alternative, one of the tourists advised to buy branded cookies at Sainsbury’s Local, but we did not use this. For lovers of sweet, I consider yogurts and puddings to be quite successful acquisitions.