Costco UK locations: Where are the shops near me? | The Sun

COSTCO is known for being a one-stop shop for all your bulk buying needs – but how do you find your nearest branch?

The retailer is expanding in the UK, with plans to open 14 new warehouses by 2025.

The proposed new outlets would see its catalogue taken to 44, but there's bound to be a store near enough you already.

You can buy everything from grocery and household products to petrol there, even your pet insurance.

But what about if you want to find your local branch? Here's everything you need to know.

Where are the Costco shops near me?

A quick way of figuring out if you have a Costco store near you is by using the retailer's locator tool on its website.

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You just have to enter the town or city where you live, or your postcode and it will draw up the nearest warehouse.

The same page has a useful map showing you where all of the 29 current stores are located too.

They are dotted around the UK, with outlets in Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and London.

To save you some of the work though, here's the full list of locations:

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  • Chingford
  • Wembley, London
  • Croydon, London
  • Hayes, Middlesex
  • Sunbury, London
  • Thurrock
  • Watford
  • Stevenage
  • Farnborough, Hampshire
  • Reading
  • Milton Keynes
  • Southampton
  • Coventry
  • Leicester
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Derby
  • Cardiff
  • Sheffield
  • Oldham
  • Manchester
  • Leeds
  • Chester
  • Haydock, Merseyside
  • Liverpool
  • Gateshead
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Aberdeen

How does Costco work?

Unlike most other retailers, Costco works on a membership basis – this means not everyone can shop there.

You can only sign up if you work a certain type of job, or have retired from a specific sector.

This includes NHS workers, police officers, teachers and local government staff.

If you work in banking or finance you should be able to get a membership too.

This is the full list of qualifying sectors:

  • Banking / Finance
  • Local Government
  • Fire / Rescue Service
  • Post Office
  • Airlines
  • Education
  • Police Force
  • Civil Service / Armed Forces
  • Medical / Health Service
  • Insurance

Costco doesn't just offer individual memberships. Businesses can sign up for access too.

Prices for annual business memberships start at £26.40.

Meanwhile, prices for annual individual memberships start at £15, but this offers online access only.

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Each membership includes a free membership card for spouses and partners who live together.

Costco isn't just the spot for bulk items – you can buy cheap fuel there, have new tyres installed and it also offers mortgage services.

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