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Seven surprisingly pretty photos of London supermarkets at sunset

Written by
Claire Tayler

Found yourself in a tentative Tinder date situation you want to keep super casual? Fancy catching a sunset without clambering up a hill? Want to visit a culinary library without breaking the bank? Introducing: the supermarket. It's your answer to all romantic and culturally demanding situations.

Artsy Instagrammers argue that the humble London supermarket is more beautiful than you might think – and we've gotta say, we've never seen them look quite so buff.

Start your night with sunset reflections in Swiss Cottage. It's the perfect place to bask in front of aeroplane streaked-skies, the waft of pepperoni from the deli counter and the yapping of a small dog by the shop entrance. It's like 'Lady and the Tramp' all over again. 


I never thought I would see the day when #finchleyroad looked beautiful #stunningsky

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We all know the old saying: red sky at night, shepherd's delight. Purple sky by Waitrose at dusk, organic shepherd's pie clean-up in aisle four.


Sunset over the Asda carpark. Scenic. #sunset #carpark #london #sky #clouds

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Hands up who thought deserted car parks were good for just one thing! Hands down. Think again.


#sainsburys #camden #london #night

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One blue sky sunset is never complete without a contrasting glow of a blindingly orange Camden Sainsbury's.


Twilight Lidl

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Lidl of Hackney, we're sorry we ever overlooked your glamorous silhouette. We were briefly disatracted by artisan bread and craft beer.


Nice carpark pix

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Capture the drive-in cinema atmosphere and watch the sun set over the Shard from the safety of Southwark Tesco's car park.


Double rainbow! #nofilter

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The double rainbows at Clapham Junction's Asda are rumoured to be so beautiful they'll make you a cry uncontrollably with joy. Don't worry though, one quick look back around the car park should take you back to reality in no time.


Take a look at the best Instagrams from London's annual sheep drive across London Bridge.

Or re-live the #superbloodmoon through these snaps.

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