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What is the cheapest, chain supermarket in London?

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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 9y

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What is the cheapest, chain supermarket in London?

2. Posted by andybster (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

In england, lidl or aldi are the cheapest supermarket chains, something to do with having brands from the continent and not stacking them on shelves. they have fewer branches than the "big 4" which include tesco asda and morrisons, competition between thems pretty fierce so there all pretty cheap. i think asda claim to have the most lowest prices but of thoses 3 there much the same.

andy :D

3. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Andy has just about covered it. Aldi/Lidl/Netto have a reputation for being a bit scummy, which is largely undeserved, but the stores seem basic and aren't as well stocked. Aldi actualy sell some good quality products, but you won't find well known brands, which is why they are cheap.

Asda claims to be cheaper than Tesco or Morrisons but theres not much in it. Tesco are the most widespread supermarket, and they now have quite a lot of small "Tesco Metro" convenience stores in city centres, whereas Asda seem to mostly have larger stores on the edge of town.

4. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 9y

You can actually buy some really good and cheap beer from Lidl, so "beer" that in mind if you shop there!

5. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 9y

For food it's someone like ASDA (part of Wallmart), Lidel and Alda are also known for being 'cheap'
but remember you pay for what you get.

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 9y

The Harrods Food Hall.

There's one right by Knighstbridge tube station.

7. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

Tesco may not be the cheapest but it's where I choose to shop. I don't have to go out of my way to get to one, there seems to always be one somewhere in the neighborhood. Plus, they have a lot of things I want that can't be found at Aldi/Lidl. Sure, Tesco may cost a LITTLE more but not enough to outweigh it's quality & convenience.

It seems that I have a knack for meeting women @ Tesco stores! Dunno how, it just happens lol (This is obviously off topic haha)

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 19, 2008, at 10:10 PM by NantesFC ]

8. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 9y


9. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 9y

The supermarket chain I used was always Tesco's. The prices were ok IMO and I did not have to travel long distances to get there. It has been a while since I was last in London, but there were several Tesco stores first close to sights and second close to the hostel where I stayed at.

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