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Community Stores

While the base is a great resource and a convenient place to shop and eat, Mildenhall and the surrounding areas have lots to offer you in the way of dining, shopping, and helpful Apps. Below is a list of current information to help you settle into living in the United Kingdom.
Any companies or websites listed are not federally endorsed.

Where to Shop for:

  • School Uniforms

    Each school will provide details on what uniform items are required, and where to get them. Supermarkets and many clothing stores can be useful for off-base school uniforms.

  • Clothing Stores

    Primark, H&M, Next, Select, TKMaxx (UK version of TJMaxx), Matalan, Marks & Spencer, River Island, Topshop/ Topshop Men’s, New Look, Fat Face, Accessorize / Monsoon, Sports Direct, JD Sports

  • Outdoor Clothing

    Mountain Warehouse, Go Outdoors, Trespass, Sports Direct

  • Shoes

    Office, JD Shoes, Clarks, Deichmann, Shoe Zone, Mr Shoes

  • Stationary / Fun Office Supplies

    Paperchase, WH Smith

  • Jewelry

    Local Jewelers, Vintage Jewelers, Pandora, H Samuel

  • Homegoods

    Homebase, Dunelm, TKMaxx, H&M Home, The Range, Argos, B&Q, B&M

  • Baby / Children Stores

    GAP / Baby Gap, Smyths Toy Store, JoJo Maman Bebe

  • Electronics
    • Currys PC World
    • Game (similar to Game Stop)
    • Hughes
    • Stormfront (Apple)
    • Jessops (for items such as cameras)

  • Pharmacies / Drug Stores

    Boots, Superdrug, Lloyds Pharmacy

  • Cell Phone Providers
    • EE (ASDA Mobile, BT Mobile, Plus Net, Virgin Mobile)
    • Vodafone (Verizon, Voxi)
    • Three (iD Mobile) Three App
    • O2 (GiffGaff, Sky Mobile, TESCO Mobile)
    • T-Mobile

  • Home Internet Providers
    • Sky
    • BT
    • Virgin media
    • TalkTalk
    • Vodafone

    Do a Broadband speed check before signing a lease

Store Comparisons:

  • ASDA

    Walmart, Sam's Club

  • Debenham's

    Macy's, JC Penny's, Dillard's

  • John Lewis


  • Poundland / Wilko

    Dollar Store

  • Waterstone's


  • B&Q

    Home Depot, Lowe's

  • Pets at Home / Milpets

    Petsmart, Petco

  • Halford's

    Auto Zone

  • Curry's PC World

    Best Buy

Apps to Make Things Easier

For Travel

Parking finder / Payment Apps:

  • Spot Hero
  • NCP
  • Ringo
  • PaybyPhone
  • Parkapedia
  • Citymapper


  • Congestion/ toll fees apply in some larger cities. See the Driving Overseas section
  • National Rail Service (Rail Services and Information)
  • TfL/ Oyster Card App (transport for London and Oyster card)
  • Bus Times London
  • Tube Map (London Underground)
  • Time Out
  • Skyscanner/ EasyJet/ Ryanair (Flights)
  • Musement (Entertainment App for attractions, events, shows, museums, tours, and things to do)
  • Heathrow Airport Guide
  • Trainline
  • Expensify (Travel Expense Tracker)
  • The National Trust
  • English Heritage
  • UK Bus Checker
  • Uber

Other Apps:

Banking and Finance:

  • Bank App for whichever bank you have
  • XE Currency Exchange
  • Currency (Offline Converter)
  • Paypal
  • Transferwise

Food Apps: