Bradford has many great places for shopping and leisure.

Try Visit Bradford – Escape to the Shops.

If you know where to look, you can save money.

You can find cheaper options for buying food, clothes and goods for your home.

Explore your local area to find which smaller shops are good value for money.

Here is information on some of the bigger companies.


The biggest supermarkets in the UK are Morrisons, Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

Some cheaper supermarkets are Aldi, Lidl (food, toiletries, household), Iceland (frozen food).

And there are also local supermarkets run by smaller companies.

Money Savings Expert is a website that gives tips for how to save money when you use a supermarket.

Cheap Supermarket Shopping

Pound shops and discount stores

Pound shops and discount stores sell a range of goods:

  • toiletries, stationery, toys, health and beauty products, food and drink.

Some of these stores are called pound shops, such as Poundland and Poundworld. Most of the items cost £1 (but not everything is £1, so make sure to check for other price labels).

Try B&M Bargains, Home Bargains, Primark + other smaller shops too.

There are stores for all these companies across Bradford. 

The best way to find your local stores is to use Google Maps.

Free clothing and things for the house

BIASAN Store – Rawson Road, Bradford BD1 3SH

For asylum seekers and refugees in Bradford

Everything £1 – things for the house + clothing

New to Me Shop – Bradford Council’s Bowling Back Lane Household Recycling Centre

Charity stores

Charity shops sell second hand things in good condition.

The money raised from the sales goes to charity.

They can be good value for buying items clothes, toys, books, furniture, household items.

Most neighbourhoods have charity shops. Find these out when you explore your local area.

You can also use Google Maps – search for ‘Charity Shop’ + your postcode.

There are also several in Bradford city centre. Here are a few you may want to try:

Marie Curie Charity Shop Bradford

Emmaus Shops

British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical


The Ark Charity Shop

Cancer Research UK

Islamic Relief Shop Bradford

St Vincent’s

Barnardo’s Keighley Rd

Age UK

Eternity Charity Shop

Sue Ryder

The Salvation Army

Samaritans Charity Shop

RSPCA Charity Shop

Bradford Market

Buying and selling online

Gumtree is a national website you can use to buy and sell secondhand items.

You can search in your local area.

You usually make an appointment to view the item at the seller’s home.

If you want to buy it, pay in cash.

You can find many different items on Gumtree: clothes, furniture, household goods, bicycles etc.

The Freecycle Network and Trash Nothing are similar to Gumtree, but everything is being given away for free.

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