Best Supermarkets in Camden for Students

Looking for the best supermarkets in Camden for students? We have the definitive list to cover budget friendly options, international supermarkets and more right here.

Best Supermarkets in Camden for Students
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding local and convenient Camden supermarkets to pick up your groceries. If you are staying with us at The Stay Club student accommodation in Camden, there are lots of shopping options for students.

So, whatever your budget or needs, whether its Lidl in Camden High Street or Sainsbury’s or an International or Asian Supermarket in Camden, we have you, your budget and your shopping list covered.

Budget Friendly Student Supermarkets

There are some great budget-friendly options for price sensitive students, which let’s face it, can be quite a high number of you.

If you aren’t all that used to supermarket shopping, there can be quite a price difference between some of the majors.

Here, we take a look at some of the places where it might cost you less to shop.

Costcutter – 65-69 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3LT


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Costcutter describes itself as ‘for the spontaneous everyday.’

It offers a place to pop in and grab the essentials or things you have forgotten and is great for offering value basics, but also for the surprising extras.

Part of Costcutter Supermarkets Group and run independent retailers, Costcutter is at the heart of the community. You can drive there in around five minutes.

Opening times: Monday – 06:00 – 22:00 / Tuesday –Sunday – 07:00 – 21:00

Lidl – 64-70 Camden High Street, NW1 0LT


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The first Lidl GB store opened its doors in 1994 and, 25 years later, there’s now over 800 stores and 13 regional distribution centres across Britain employing over 22,000 people.

They take pride in providing customers with high quality products at the lowest possible prices and work closely with suppliers to make this possible.

They’re passionate about sourcing locally where possible, and approximately two thirds of its products are sourced from British suppliers.

There’s also the ‘middle of Lidl’ selling special offers on everything from homeware to gym equipment. It’s about a four-minute drive from The Stay Club.

Opening times: Monday – Saturday – 07:00-23:00 / Sun 10:00*- 19:00 (*30 mins Early Browsing) / Bank holiday (May / Spring / Summer) – 07:00-23:00

Convenience Supermarkets

There are a few convenience supermarkets in Camden. These are smaller than the large supermarkets but offer you a good range of products and essentials, though sometimes at a slightly higher cost than you’d find in their larger counterparts.

Tesco Express – 196 Camden Road, NW1 9HG


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Need a quick bite for lunch or last-minute ingredients for dinner? Head to your local Tesco Express, where you’ll find fresh and frozen food, drinks, household essentials and more.

You can collect Clubcard points for future discounts too. There are lots of Tesco Express stores in London. This one is your nearest and you can drive there in just under 10 minutes.

Handily – it’s open 24 hours so you’ll never be caught short!

Sainsburys Local – 10-12 Camden High Street, NW1 0JH


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Even though it’s a local, there are lots of services at the Camden Sainsbury’s store. These include:

  • ATM
  • Accessibility
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Induction loops
  • Food counters – Bakery & Hot Food Counter
  • Contactless Payments
  • Costa Express
  • Self-Checkout
  • SmartShop

Opening times: Open every day from 07:00 – 00:00

Big Supermarkets

Big supermarkets or major supermarkets are where you can usually get everything. People tend to have their favourites, whether that’s based on location, stock, price or just their favourite.

If you want to do a big weekly or monthly shop, which can usually save you a bit of money than buying everything in smaller stores, you have a few options.

Morrisons – Chalk Farm Rd, Camden, NW1 8AA


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So close and you can walk there in about a minute. This store has the following:

  • Market Kitchen
  • Amazon Locker
  • ATM
  • Flower Wrapping Service
  • Free Parking
  • National Lottery
  • Pharmacy

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday – 07:00 – 23:00 / Sunday – 10:00 – 16:00

Asda – 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill, E5 9AG


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The nearest large Asda store is in Clapton Common but it’s a half an hour drive. This store offers you everything including:

    In Car Collection Point

  • Car Park
  • Cash Machine
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Paypoint
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Point
  • Scan & Go Mobile

Opening hours: Monday – 8:00 – 23:00 / Tuesday- Saturday – 8:00 – 22:00 / Sunday – 11:00 -17:00

International Supermarkets

There are many international students, residents and visitors in the Camden area, so the shopping options have really grown to include plenty of international supermarkets.

Chinese Supermarket – Longdan Oriental Supermarket – 23 Parkway, NW1 7PG


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Walk to this Chinese supermarket in under 10 minutes. Longdan is the largest Vietnamese food importer in the UK, with over 6,000 specialty products. Their vision is to bring a new taste of the Oriental to customers and make the Asian cuisine closer to people around the world.

Opening times: Monday – Saturday – 10:00 –22:30 / Sunday – 12:00 –18:00

Korean Supermarket – Oseyo Camden – 158 Camden High St, NW1 0NE


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Oseyo is the largest Korean retailer in UK, focusing on bringing a variety of Korean foods, toys, stationary, houseware and electronics to its customers.

Their forward-thinking brand is revolutionising what is means to be a supermarket. They aim to bring the elegance, tradition, vibrance and excitement of Korea to the UK with a focus on high quality shopping environments and excellent customer service.

Opening times: Open every day from 10:00 – 22:00

High End Supermarkets

There’s an alternative to the typical “beans on toast” student lifestyle and diet. If you are into health and fitness, have a particular diet, or just really love cooking and creating. You might find what you’re looking for at more of a high-end supermarket in Camden.

Whole Foods Market – 49 Parkway, NW1 7PN


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At Whole Foods Market they believe that living well begins with eating well. That’s why they ban hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners and more than 100 flavours, colours and preservatives commonly found in food.

If you want to know what goes into the products you buy, their standards make it easy, because if it doesn’t meet the standards, they won’t sell it. You can walk there in around 10 minutes.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 08:00 – 21:00 / Sunday: 09:00 – 21:00 / Bank Holidays: 11:00- 19:00

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