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Where to buy your essential items for halls

By UALHalls 11 Sep 2019

There are lots of things to remember to bring to halls on your first day. However, don't worry you don't need to buy everything before you move in. This article will guide you to the places where you can buy all your essential items. 



Pre-order your halls essentials before you arrive

If you want to take the hassle out of buying and travelling with all of your stuff, you can order ALL of your essential items with our partner's UniKitOut AND have them delivered straight to your halls' bedroom for when you arrive.

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Buy your essentials after you've arrived

If you've run out of room in your suitcase or forget to bring anything, there are plenty of shops near your hall where you'll be able to pick up all the things you need. Some people also decide to wait until they arrive so they can co-purchase items with their flatmates. 

These shops/ collection points in your local area are a great place to start.  



Brooke Hall

From the Collect+ store on Camberwell New Road, you can Click & Collect from a range of stores including Argos, H&M Home, Ikea, and John Lewis. Poundland in Denmark Hill is also great for the smaller items that you need. 



Chapter Lewisham

Lewisham Shopping Centre is just a short walk from Chapter Lewisham. Here, you will find several stores where you will be able to purchase your halls essentials. These include Argos, TK Maxx, Wilko, Flying Tiger Copenhagen and Poundland. Looking for those larger items? IKEA in Greenwich is 30-minutes away on public transport.  



Cordwainers Court

If you walk up Mare St towards Hackney Central Station you will find a Tesco Superstore and a Primark where you should be able to find your university halls essentials. 



Emily Bowes Court

Tottenham Hale Retail Park is a 7-minute walk away from Emily Bowes Court. Here, you will discover a Wilko, a TK Maxx and an Asda Living. If you walk to Tottenham Hale Bus Station you can get the 192 bus to Glover Drive Ikea



Furzedown Student Village and Cedars Hall

If you get the bus into Streatham you will find a Tesco Extra and an Argos where you can pick up all the things you will need. Alternatively, head to Tooting Broadway where there is a Wilko and a TK Maxx



Gardens House and Portland House

You can take the bus or walk to Peckham to find a range of homeware shops. We recommend trying Argos, Poundstretcher, and Primark



Glassyard Building

Amazon stocks everything you will need for halls and your parcel can be delivered directly to the Glassyard Building Amazon lockers. Alternatively, in Brixton, there is a TK Maxx, an Argos, and a British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical store. You can also check out the Brixton market



Highline Building

Argos on Walworth Road (10 min walk) is perfect for picking up anything from furniture to kitchen appliances. For smaller and cheaper items try Poundland in Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre.



Sketch House

If you walk down Severn Sisters Road towards Holloway, you will find a range of stores including Argos, Poundland, and B&Q. You can also check out the British Heart Foundation Furniture shop if you are looking for low-cost furniture. Sketch House also has Amazon Lockers where you Amazon parcels can be delivered to.  



The Costume Store

Westfield, White City Shopping Centre is the best place nearby to buy all your essentials. To get there, hop on the Central line from North Acton to White City. Some of the stores we recommend there are John Lewis, M&S, H&M Home and Primark.  



Wigram House

There is an Argos in the Sainsburys on Wilton Rd. Or, travel one stop on the Circle line from Victoria to Sloane Square where you will find the large department store, Peter Jones and Partners



If you are unsure of what you will need, make sure you check out our Handy Halls Checklist. If you need any further assistance please don't hesitate to contact one of your lovely team.



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