All the essentials in London

From fresh fruit to fresh laundry, this is where local Airbnb hosts go for the basics.

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723 local Airbnb host recommends

Having lived right next to this for 4 years, I know this charming food market like the back of my hand! Go hungry and do a little 'tasting tour' (some stalls lay out free tasters - don't miss the t... read more

This dazzling food market offers a vast array of artisanal munchables and difficult-to-find ingredients. The market is a delight for all the senses, and is best enjoyed with a big shopping bag and ... read more

Broadway Market is a shopping street nestled in the heart of Hackney, East London. Established on an old drovers root into the city, Broadway Market has been home to market traders since the 1890s,... read more


Whole Foods Market

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$$$· 63-97 Kensington High St·Map·Hours·Website·

132 local Airbnb host recommends

Take it home with Whole Foods Market The London flagship store of American, eco-minded, health foods supermarket is located on Kensington High Street. Go stock up your kitchen with groceries for y... read more

My favourite! The best Grocery Store in London. Always fresh groceries - you will find everything you need! A great place to eat lunch as well. Reastaurants are located on top floor, ready-to-eat f... read more

Whole Foods Market is a big hit in the US and this location was one of the first of an expanding chain. There's an upstairs market where you can choose from 11 different food venues: oven-baked piz... read more

78 local Airbnb host recommends

Large Waitrose supermarket with fish, meat and cheese counters. Also a roast chicken counter which is pretty delicious. Good booze section too.

One stop shop grocery store, largest in our area. Exit flat to Inverness Terrace, go left and you can't miss it.

Waitrose is a big supermarket where you get everything you need for cooking, breakfast etc. A great variety of products. Try the fresh fish on friday!


Whole Foods Market

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$$$· 32-40 Stoke Newington Church St·Map·Hours·Website·

68 local Airbnb host recommends

It's a small one, so on weekdays we recommend avoiding it from 5 - 8pm. Weekend afternoons are pram ankle nipping territory, so try and go in the morning.

An alternative to Food For All (Cazenove Road), bigger so more produce - most is organic and free range/ sustainable etc etc Bit pricey but nice (even to browse and try tasters :)

Wholefoods supermarket sells delicious breads, pastries and a great range of organic products. A bit pricey, but nice and there is always a few nice things to try! It is open from 7.30am-9.30pm eve... read more



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$$· 1 Cambridge Heath Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

76 local Airbnb host recommends

As well as the next door Tesco, for bigger and more importabt shoppings you'll find this Sainsbury's Superstore... where you can find litterally Everything!!!

Large supermarket right at my doorstep. You will find pretty much everything you need from essentials, wide variety of food including deli, clothes etc.

The whole Superstore right behind Whitechapel tube station, which will include the new Crossrail station in the future - open from 7am most days with a decent cafe and super delicatessan, fish sect... read more

65 local Airbnb host recommends

Supermarket that has everything from a bakery, cafe, fish, meat and cheese counter to aisles of kitchen and household essentials you would expect to find. Everything you need under one roof.

Closest big supermarket near the flat. Bus 100 (from stop in front of River View Chinese) takes you straight there.

A supermarket for good value food. If going there from the flat, follow the canal. You might want to have some bread with you to feed ducks and swans. For a closer store and smaller shopping, ther... read more

57 local Airbnb host recommends

Whole Foods Market Inc. Is an American supermarket chain specializing in organic food.

Whole Foods Market Inc. is an American supermarket chain exclusively featuring foods without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats.

Whole Food is great for lunch, a quick take way or stocking up. Located both at Fulham Broadway and High Street Kensington this chain offers sushi, salads, noodles, burrito, cakes, cheese, beans, ... read more


Tesco Metro

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$· 361 Bethnal Green Rd·Map·Hours·

66 local Airbnb host recommends

Nearest supermarket to the flat (30 secs away). Has good range of veggie food - sausages, tofu, dairy free yogurt / cheese / ice-cream/ chocolate. Also sells pulses and quinoa etc.

This is the local supermarket and it's just around the corner. We now do most of our food shopping online, but this is the reliable big shop, with long opening hours.

If the local shops on Bethnal Green don't stock what you need, you can defect to this evil corporation and help make the world a slightly worse place. Convenient though.

59 local Airbnb host recommends

Large supermarket serving very high quality food with excellent customer service

Waitrose is a lovely supermarket that sells fresh fruit & veg and has a stocked deli counter and hot chickens cooked on site. It's popular with families and is upmarket in feel.

52 local Airbnb host recommends

3 categories: Cafe, Grocery and Wifi The best place to get an English Breakfast! Has free wifi and all the food in the shop and the cafe is the best you'll find.

Trendy health food store with cafe inside - store is good for health / vegan / raw / eco products - occasional celebrity pops in. Cafe inside is v good for vegetarians but not so good for vegans.

Amazing organic, healthy food. Every type of health food you could want. Opposite is a Chinese supermarket too if you need anything like that.

43 local Airbnb host recommends

Organic groceries, juices, coffee and great food, indoor and outdoor seating

Planet Organic has all the organic food you need. It's open until 9pm 7 days a week. It's only a few minute bus ride or a 20 minute walk.

A bit like a mini Whole Foods. Pricey but great for health foods, fancy smoothies and treats. Also has a good organic skincare and vitamin selection.

50 local Airbnb host recommends

Small branch of a large supermarket chain, selling essentials. There is a much larger Sainsburys near Camden Town station.

Huge supermarket. Worth getting the bus here and stocking up if you're staying for any length of time -- it's cheaper than the small supermarkets (except for Lidl) and has the full range of goods y... read more

Sainsbury's Local, 10-12 Camden High Street, London NW1 0JH, United Kingdom

53 local Airbnb host recommends

Really big tesco - has everything you could possibly need

Big Supermarket with good international food area (even Australian)

Open 7 days a week 24hrs (sunday closes at 5PM). Big supermarket where you can find anything from groceries to toiletries.

45 local Airbnb host recommends

Big supermarket - food, drink, household stuff etc. Mon to Fri 7am - 10pm Sat 8am - 10pm Sun 11.30am - 5.30pm

Upscale super market. Good for a 'big shop' or nicer foods if you are in the area



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$$· 31-41 Liverpool Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

50 local Airbnb host recommends

Big supermarket - food, drink, household stuff etc. Mon to Fri 7am - midnight Sat 7am - 10pm Sun 11am - 5pm

If you want to walk a bit further and spend a bit more money, Sainsbury's by Angel tube station will have everything you need.

Sainsbury ‘s opening hours: Mon – Fri, 7am – midnight Sat, 7am – 10pm Sun 11am – 5pm

55 local Airbnb host recommends

Large English Supermarket 'Sainsburys' which has just about everything you could ever need! The sheer size of this place means you will always find what you are looking for!

Average groceries, but the biggest shop in the neighbourhood. They have almost everything but I avoid buying deli and bread products. Cheese counter is quite nice.

Sainsbury's is a large chain of supermarkets with branches all over the UK stocking an extensive range of dairy products, fresh vegetables, meat, frozen ...

51 local Airbnb host recommends

Huge super market, 20min walk down Harrow Road. You could also take bus 18 by Kensal Green station or bus 52 or 452 opposite Tesco on Kensal Rise side.

Largest supermarket for miles and everything you need and free parking. 5 minute drive from the flat, 15 minute walk. There is a taxi service there too (£5 back to flat).

Huge Supermarket, selling everything you need. Probably need a car or taxi as 15-20 minute walk from flat...


Palm 2

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152-156 Lower Clapton Road·Map·Hours·

50 local Airbnb host recommends

Clapton's best kept supermarket secret. A cornucopia of produce - not what you were expecting from the outside. Cheese counter, charcuterie, weird and wonderful vege, home cooked moussakas and sala... read more

This is your award winning community run grocery shop with fresh bread and croissants and wine. There is a popup restaurant up stairs. Say hello to Khan the coffee maker from us

Palm 2 is the best local shop for all your grocery needs, including a deli counter, freshly baked bread, coffee and frit & veg. Tesco is also located next door for anything not stocked in Palm 2.

50 local Airbnb host recommends

Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products (most sell wine). - Google 20 Glasshouse St, Soho, London W1B 5AR, UK +44 20 7406 3100 Open n... read more

Eco-minded wholesome food chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares , delicious lunches and healthy snacks, peruse the seafood, cheese and wine or patisserie only 5 mins away.

Great U.S. Chain health food store 10 min walk from flat. Fruit, vegetables, organic and free range meat, fish and pantry items. They also have a salad bar and sell natural toiletries.



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$$· 128 Gloucester Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

42 local Airbnb host recommends

Located next to Gloucester Road tube station.  Opening hours are: Monday - Friday:  7:30am - 10:00pm Saturday:  8:00am - 9:00pm Sunday:   12:00pm - 6:00pm

A large, well-provisioned super market. You can also get wine, beer and hard liquor.

The larger more expansive version of the little Waitrose. Waitrose are the nicest grocery stores in London, with excellent produce and you might even run into Adele!

39 local Airbnb host recommends

Supermarket chain for fresh British produce, groceries and baked goods, including own-brand items.

Fresh British produce, groceries and baked goods, including own-brand items. Biggest grocery store in the area.

Supermarket chain for fresh British produce, groceries and baked goods, including own-brand items. - Google Gloucester Arcade, 128 Gloucester Rd, Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK +44 20 ... read more


Planet Organic

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$$$· 42 Westbourne Grove·Map·Hours·Website·

40 local Airbnb host recommends

EVERYTHING a person could possibly need re: natural health and organic products and huge range of foods, supplements and beauty products too. A good cafe and juice and salad bar. Fabulous lay out.

Totally in love with this place. Would live here if I could. This place is wonderland: Super Organic Grocery, Smoothie/Greens Juice Bar, and Lunch Bar/Deli.

My favourite supermarket when I feel rich! Great selection of everything from quality bread to granola and organic beauty products



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$$· 402 North End Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

35 local Airbnb host recommends

...the best quality (and most ethical) food and grocery supermarket chain that is also owned by its employees as shareholders.

Large branch of popular supermarket Waitrose. Excellent for all groceries but particularly luxury items.

A super supermarket with good quality stuff. Free coffee if you get a Waitrose loyalty card...this sort of thing is very important to me!

52 local Airbnb host recommends

Run by climbers for climbers, The Castle is one of the premier climbing centres in Europe. Spread over 4 floors, with more than 450 roped and lead routes and an extensive range of bouldering surfaces.

One of the best indoor climbing walls in London, with more annual visits than any other climbing centre in the UK. A converted Victorian pumping station, which has kept its distinctive exterior.

Climbing centre inside a former Victorian pumping station. Has 450 routes and 90 rope lines. Outdoor bouldering. Cafe on site offering food with vegan options. Bus 141.


Sainsbury's Local

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$$· 31-42 Bethnal Green Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

32 local Airbnb host recommends

Nearest small supermarket + Free cash machine Open 0700- 2300 everyday! Cheap bakery section inside

If you're not a Tesco fan and can live with a small, local Sainsbury's

Another convienient corperate supermarket

42 local Airbnb host recommends

Quality supermarket next door to another supermarket (Tesco). Opening times: Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday 07:30 - 22:00 Saturday: 07.30 - 21:00

Britain's favourite up-marker supermarket has a large local branch around the block. Right next to a Tesco metro....which is smaller but opens late-late.

Supermarket chain for fresh British produce, groceries and baked goods, including own-brand items. - Google 40-44 St. John's Road, London SW11 1PP, UK +44 20 7978 7405 Open : 7AM–10PM

39 local Airbnb host recommends

Sainsbury's Local Supermarket is a 10 minute walk located on Harrow Road. Large grocery store that sells more or less everything.

Nearest mini-supermarket. Has most essentials, food, fresh vegetables, milk, ready meals, wine and spirits, cleaning and basic domestic/home goods.

Small local grocery store to get food and drink suppplies

40 local Airbnb host recommends

24-7 supermarket except from: Saturday - closes at 10pm Sunday - open 11am-5pm

Budget supermarket within walking distance of the flat. Pleasant walk through the Mudchute Urban farm

Opening times... MondayOpens at 6am Tuesday24 hours Wednesday24 hours Thursday24 hours Friday24 hours SaturdayCloses at 10pm Sunday11am - 5pm

38 local Airbnb host recommends

1 minute walk, actually almost part of th esame building block a huge and nice supermarket with everything you would need. Very convenient indeed. Open 6am -midnight most days 11-17 on sundays

This is a HUGE Sainsbury's where you can find all your groceries and they even have a butcher and fishmonger inside! And it is open nearly 24/7

Standard Sainsbury's, though has a Starbucks inside and a key cutting service.

35 local Airbnb host recommends

There are lots of smaller convenience shops on Parkgate Rd, just near the flat but this is the nearest, large supermarket for a longer stay.

The 3rd or 4th nearest supermarket, but it is a medium size - not just a local, with all you need, and good quality. Get scallops from the fish bar not the packets.

A nice supermarket on Kings Rd (on the right hand side coming out from Oakley St) – Open 8am-9.30 pm