Londoners using a new app will be able to receive groceries from the supermarket chain within an hour

UK supermarket chain Tesco is giving London residents even more convenient options for groceries with the introduction of one- and two-hour delivery within the city.

Using the Tesco Now app for iOS and Android, Tesco customers can order up to 20 items and have them delivered within the hour for an £8 fee, or within 2 hours for £6. Deliveries run between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. on weekdays (from 9 a.m. on the weekend) and can be tracked via the app.

The introduction comes as Tesco tries to match its rival Sainsbury's, which launched one-hour deliveries in London last fall, and perhaps more importantly Amazon and its Prime Now service, which also offers deliveries within the hour. Unlike Tesco, Prime Now covers many UK cities and towns and has a much larger selection (more than 20,000 items as opposed to the roughly 1,000 items Tesco offers). Tesco, by comparison, is starting out much smaller, after having tested the service through a private app in May.

In London, Tesco currently delivers to the following post codes: E1, E2, EC1, EC2, EC3, N1, N16, NW1, NW10, NW3, NW5, NW6, NW8, SE1, SE11, SW10, SW11, SW12, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW1, SW3, SW4, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW8, W1, W10, W11, W12, W14, W2, W7, W8, W9, WC1, WC2.

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UK supermarket chain Tesco is giving London residents even more convenient options for groceries with the introduction of one- and two-hour delivery within the city.

Using the Tesco Now app for iOS and Android, Tesco customers can order up to 20 items and have them delivered within the hour for an £8 fee, or within 2 hours for £6. Deliveries run between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. on weekdays (from 9 a.m. on the weekend) and can be tracked via the app.

The introduction comes as Tesco tries to match its rival Sainsbury's, which launched one-hour deliveries in London last fall, and perhaps more importantly Amazon and its Prime Now service, which also offers deliveries within the hour. Unlike Tesco, Prime Now covers many UK cities and towns and has a much larger selection (more than 20,000 items as opposed to the roughly 1,000 items Tesco offers). Tesco, by comparison, is starting out much smaller, after having tested the service through a private app in May.