Unless you head for Unpackaged, where customers are asked to bring their own containers to fill up with everything from milk, rice, coffee beans and sweets.

They’re not fussy about your choice of receptacle—one shopper happily transports lentils in an old hot water bottle. The Islington store offers refills of shampoo and toiletries to help keep you and the planet in tip-top form, and there’s an inviting deli dishing up lunchtime salads, Scotch eggs and pies. Bring your own lunch box, obviously !


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