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Brighton & Hove is home to a wide range of shops. Find out more about what's on offer.

Food shops in Brighton & Hove

The city has a large selection of international food stores, large supermarkets and restaurants.

Find out about the large supermarkets locally selling a range of food and supplies.

Online food shopping

Most larger supermarkets allow you to order your shopping online and have it delivered. They can deliver to your house or to your accommodation on campus. There is a charge for delivery. You can compare the prices of Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Morrisons among others to decide which shop is best for you.

International and specialist food stores in Brighton and Hove

There is also a selection of international and specialist food stores stocking ingredients from around the world. See the main speciality stores or view international and specialist food stores in Brighton and Hove on a Google map.

Local markets

Markets can be a popular choice for students. Although the range of food is smaller at markets compared to supermarkets, the food is often cheaper and of a higher quality. Markets offer a good opportunity to try local produce and many traders have free samples.

As well as the market on the Sussex campus, there are lots of regular markets in Brighton and Hove, including: 

  • the Open Market between London Road and The Level
  • Brighton Farmer’s Market at Churchill Square, every Wednesday from 9am to 5.30pm
  • George Street (Hove) Farmer’s Market, every fourth Saturday of the month, 9am to 2pm
  • Brighton Farm Market, Diplock's Yard (off North Road in the North Laine), every Saturday, 9am to 5pm.

What to bring with you

Find out what to pack and what you can buy once you get to Sussex.

Homeware, furniture and more

There are lots of places you can buy items for your accommodation, including furniture.

Argos sells a range of new homeware items, electrical goods, furniture and bedding.

Shabitat sells used homeware items, electrical goods, furniture and clothes.

Brighton & Hove has many charity shops. These shops collect people's unwanted items and sell them at cheap prices to make money for charity. Charity shops are a popular choice for students as they are good value and allow students to support a good cause. Charity shops sell a range of items including clothes, shoes, homeware, books, toys, furniture and jewellery.


You can find jewellery and chic designer labels in the 17th-century Lanes, vintage clothing and unique gifts in the North Laine or high-street favourites at Churchill Square and Brighton Marina.

Our shopping guide

Find out more about where to shop in Brighton & Hove in our Student Shopping Guide.

You can also look at the VisitBrighton tourism web pages.

International Student Support

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