Shopping in the UK

Szabo Gabor By Szabo Gabor, 28th Oct 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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I collected the most important information and facts about shopping in the United Kingdom.

8 Common Ways of Shopping

1. In most towns there are open-air markets. Things are usually cheaper than in shops.

2. Car boot sales are popular in the UK. People meet and sell things from the back of their cars.

3. The four biggest supermarket chains are Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Safeway. They also sell clothes, books, videos and cassettes. There is often a chemist inside the store, too.

4. Some supermarkets are open 24 hours a day. This is an American idea - you can go shopping after midnight to avoid the crowds!

5. Small corner shops or village shops sell lots of different things, like newspapers, magazines, food and drink. They are often quite expensive but they're very convenient!

6. There are many charity shops in the UK. These sell secondhand clothes and other things that people give them. The charities use the money they get from their shops for their cause.

7. The best time of year to buy clothes, furniture and domestic products is after Christmas - all the shops have January 'sales' when they offer lower prices.

8. In country areas you can usually find farms where you can 'pick your own' fruit and vegetables. You can spend a relaxing afternoon picking (and eating) strawberries! Look out for the PYO signs!


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author avatar Denise O
29th Oct 2010 (#)

If you didn't say UK in this article, I could of sworn you was talking about the US.
I still want to travel there one day.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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