Before Christmas each year the village closes the road to traffic for an afternoon and hosts a small local Christmas Fair.


On Campus

St Luke's campus has a convenience store which stocks general household supplies, food, drink and stationery.

Off Campus

Across the road from the campus on the North, Heavitree Road side, is the biggest branch of Waitrose in Devon (it doesn't show on Google earth maps because it only opened in 2011). This store is en route between the campus and St Luke's Halls.

On the South side of the campus is Magdalen Road, and a row of shops known locally as 'the village'. These shops are about 2 minutes walk from campus, heading west towards the city centre, and as of November 2012 they include:

Food and Drink

  • Gibson's Plaice Fishmonger's selling award-winning fresh fish bought early each morning from Brixham fish market.
  • The Bran Tub - whole food shop.
  • Bon Goût - delicatessen
  • The Village Bakery
  • Smith's - for wines and spirits



  • Headquarters / Zamora - Headquarters is a hair salon and Zamora offers beauty treatments. Both offer 10% discount to students.
  • Dandy Dipper - launderette
  • Contact Lenses and Spectacles - opticians
  • Prime Time of Exeter Ltd - Watchmaker. Watch and jewellery repair available.
  • Visage House - beauty salon

Convenience stores

  • Spar
  • Lavis News - newsagent