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Our York grocery stores are here for you, whatever you need, whenever you need it. From 24-hour opening times to petrol, car wash and other essential in-store services, at SPAR we’re more than just a convenience store. With award-winning food and drink selections, too – we can provide you with all life’s essentials.

SPAR’s off licenses in York offer a varied range of own brand and high street alcohol deals, from award-winning wines and whiskeys to deals on cider, beer and more. Our diverse range means that we’ve usually got a deal on everyone’s favourite drink, if not a selection of something new to try.

About York

The historic walled city of York is popular with tourists due to its heritage. Founded by the Romans, it retains much of its history with its impressive architecture and landscape. York Minster, York Castle and the city walls sit as a historic backdrop for the many things to do in the small city.

Things to do in York


York is host to a number of live music venues, theatres, opera houses, concert halls and cinemas – all offering great live entertainment for families, friends and couples alike.


Gardens, canals, castles and the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe – there’s plenty to take in with a wander round York, whether that’s on foot, bike or boat.


High Street names and designer outlets to independent boutiques and antique shops are dotted throughout York – making it the perfect spot for shopping, whatever you’re looking for.

Transport in York

More than 50 bus routes and a dedicated rail service makes for the easiest way to travel in and around York. Alternatively, walking, cycling or hailing a taxi can get you where you need to be.