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Food shopping


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.Basket

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).

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 Store
1 Palmerston Road, Southampton, SO14 1LL

Page last updated on Monday 7 March 2016 at 2.25pm.


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