Guildford’s Essential Stores for Students

Hello once again! In today’s blog, I will be sharing a little more about stores in Guildford which you can get essentials from. As you settle into life in Guildford, one of the first things on your to-do list is stocking up on essential items to make your room feel like home. Luckily, Guildford is home to several convenient essentials stores where you can find everything you need, from toiletries to household supplies.

Boots and Superdrug

Firstly, there is Boots and Superdrug which are just like Watsons or Guardian in Singapore. They are your go-to destination for all things health and beauty. From beauty and healthcare products to first aid supplies, these two stores have you covered. Additionally, they offer pharmacy services, and you can get over-the-counter medications. Plus, with their convenient location in the town center, it’s perfect for those last-minute shopping trips between classes.


Next up, we have Poundland which I am sure us Singaporeans would like since we always love a good bargain 😉 Poundland would be your best friend in stretching your student budget a little further. Similar to Daiso or Value Dollar Store in Singapore, Poundland offers a variety of household essentials, stationery, snacks, and more – with many of them for just £1/£2 each. It’s the perfect place to score great deals on everyday items without breaking the bank.

Tesco and Sainsbury’s: Grocery and Household Staples

While not dedicated essentials stores, Tesco and Sainsbury’s are essential destinations for stocking up on groceries and household staples. Much like FairPrice or Giant in Singapore, these supermarkets offer a wide range of products (especially the Tesco Superstore here), including toiletries, cleaning supplies, and pantry staples. Whether you need a new sponge or a fresh bottle of laundry detergent, Tesco and Sainsbury’s have everything you need under one roof.

WHSmith: Your Stationery and School Supply Stop

Lastly, for all your stationery needs, WHSmith would be the place to go. It is like Popular Bookstore in Singapore where from pens and notebooks to folders and planners, WHSmith has everything you need to stay organized and on top of your studies.

In conclusion, Guildford’s essentials stores offer a variety of options for students to stock up on everything they need. Whether you’re looking for health and beauty products, household essentials or school supplies, these stores have you covered – just like the familiar stores you know from back home in Singapore. So next time you’re in need of essentials, skip the hassle and simply head to one of Guildford’s convenient stores. Have fun shopping!