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As soon as you arrive, you (but more so your parents) will be looking to fill your fridge up with healthy goods so you don’t forget to eat throughout the excitement of welcome week.
The main hypermarket in Southampton City Centre is Asda, which is located behind the Marlands shopping centre along the Western Esplanade.
Here you’ll find pretty much everything you’d expect. Be warned though, during Freshers’ Week, hundreds of parents and students descend on the aisles of Asda at any time, so the queues are pretty hectic. Annoyingly, the parking isn’t free either.
If you’re only after the bread and milk the closest shop to the Student Residence is either St Mary’s Tesco Express (Kimber, Chantry, Hamwic, Deanery) or the Ocean Village Tesco Express (Lucia Foster Welch), or Alfresco's Convenience Store (All).
If you’re feeling adventurous (and have a car), a larger Tesco’s (located in Milbrook) and Asda (in Eastleigh) are easy to drive to should you want to stock up. Asda Eastleigh is pretty much the biggest supermarket in Southampton. Selling all the extras you wouldn’t usually find in Asda (furniture, computers, bikes etc).
ASDA The Marlands, Western Esplanade, Southampton
Tesco Express – Ocean Village Ranges Court, Canute Road, Southampton, SO14 3JS Tesco Express – St Mary’s Road 106-116 St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1PF Tescos – Millbrook Tesco Superstore, Tebourba Way, Southampton, SO16 4QE Asda – Eastleigh Bournemouth Road, Eastleigh, Southampton, SO5 3YJ
Alfresco Convenience Store1 Palmerston Road, Southampton, SO14 1LL
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