Shopping in Edinburgh

What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?

This is dependent on the country you are coming from. Please be aware there are restrictions on foodstuffs brought into the UK so we advise against importing such items.

Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?

No, the UK’s shopping allows for a variety of shapes and sizes. If you are looking for clothes or shoes, sizing will vary depending on which stores you visit and which brands you purchase.

What grocery stores do expats in Edinburgh shop at?

The most common grocery stores are Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys.

Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?

At the supermarkets mentioned above and specialist home furnishing stores such as John Lewis and HomeBase.

What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in Edinburgh?

Beware of parking restrictions while you are shopping. Otherwise, you will find there is a great deal of choice for shopping, with department stores, a wide range of specialist stores, and ‘high street’ shops for fashion.
Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.