Several north London supermarkets and shops are considered some of the ‘dirtiest’ in the UK.

When going for your shopping for essential goods, you would hope shopkeepers and staff at supermarkets are keeping their hygiene to the highest standards.

However there are many in north London that have scored poorly in their most recent inspection, with either a 2/5 meaning that improvement is ‘necessary’, or below.

Out of the notable chains, just one Iceland store and one The Co-Operative feature in the list, with the others being smaller businesses.

Many of these food hygiene ratings are not recent and it's possible that any issues found have been addressed since, but these are the scores that these shops still hold to this day until they are inspected once again.

We have broken it down by different areas in north London:

Pinner, Harrow and Edgware

Exotic Fruits, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End

On November 2, 2023, it was given 1/5 and told that major improvement was necessary

Harrow Food Centre, Headstone Drive, Wealdstone

On December 21, 2022, it was told major improvement was necessary with 1/5.

Northwest Market, Station Road, Harrow

On September 9, 2022, told improvement necessary with 2/5.

Hill Food Supermarket, High Street, Harrow

On July 17, told improvement necessary with 2/5.

Shreeji Exotics, Kenton Road

On May 3, told urgent improvement necessary with 0/5. However it should be noted that this premises now trades as Pan India Retail.

Costcutter, Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak

On December 14, it was given 1/5, with ‘major improvement necessary’


Valga Valamudan, High Road, Wembley

On June 6 told ‘improvement necessary’ with 2/5.

Pataka, Ealing Road, Alperton

On October 25, 2022, given 2/5 and ‘improvement necessary.’

Whole Fresh, Lakeside Drive, Park Royal

On August 16, given 2/5 and told ‘improvement necessary’.

Ghana Market (The Heart of Africa Limited), Church Road

On June 21, given a 2/5 and ‘improvement necessary’.

Atlantis Food Centre, High Road, Willesden

On June 27, given a 2/5 and ‘improvement necessary’.

The Tech Plug, Harrow Road, Kensal Green

On July 18, given a 2/5 with ‘improvement necessary’.

Asia Food Bazar, Harrow Road, Maida Hill

On July 18, it was given 2/5, with ‘improvement necessary’.


The Co-Operative, North Road, Camden

On March 18, 2022, the shop was given 2/5 and told ‘improvement necessary’.


Welcome Co-Op Angel, Packington Street, Angel

On September 19, this was given 2/5 with ‘improvement necessary’.


Iceland, Cecil Road, Enfield

On April 19, the Iceland was given 2/5, with ‘improvement necessary’.

Nue Supermarket, High Street, Enfield

On November 1, the shop was given 1/5, with ‘urgent improvement necessary’.

Take a look at a map showing all the 'dirtiest' supermarkets in the UK: