London has a huge range of markets including Camden, Spitalfields, Brick Lane and Petticoat Lane. Pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat, often cheaper than in the supermarkets. It's also a nice day out!
Buy second hand from sites like eBay or Amazon (check the version number carefully) or have a look in Imperial's vast library collection.
Save money on haircuts by booking trainees and you can spend that cash on something else instead!
Try supermarkets own brand labels – they may taste just as good and be much cheaper than branded products
Take advantage of special offers, e.g. buy one get one free, 3 for 2 etc, on items you would usually buy
Make a list and stick to it. This will help you avoid buying items on impulse
Look out for discount shelves or items in the reduced section
A weekly shop is much more economical than lots of little trips to the shops
Don’t shop when you’re hungry
Plan a weekly menu and cook with friends/housemates, sharing the costs
Make your own sandwiches for lunch
Some supermarket chains deliver, and while there will be a charge for this it may be no more than a bus or taxi fare, Split it with your housemates and its even less
Register for Loyalty Points. This gives you money off coupons and cash vouchers to shop in-store
Look out for newspaper and magazine coupons
Sign up for email alerts from consumer discount sites