Are supermarkets and shops open on bank holiday Monday?

© Provided by Metro What shops can you trust to be open on Monday? (Picture: Getty)

Some of us with discipline might still have chocolate left over from the Easter bank holiday yet here we are again, ready for another one.

The early May bank holiday is nearly upon us, giving people plenty more chance to relax, binge the latest Netflix dramas like Ozark or Grace and Frankie, and hang out with friends and family.

The weather’s meant to be unsettled – this is the UK, after all – so, depending on how lucky you get, you might find yourself needing to go and buy supplies for picnics and BBQS… or you’ll need duvet day supplies.

Will the shops be open to accommodate any last minute impulses and purchases?

Are shops open on bank holiday Monday?

© Provided by Metro You can check out the times of your local supermarket online ahead of your shopping trip (Picture: Getty)

Most shops will be open, including your favourite supermarkets, but many of them may operate at reduced hours.

The opening hours can vary depending on the location and size of the store.

Here are the times for major supermarkets:

  • Sainsburys – Most larger stores will be open 8am-8pm, while most Sainsbury’s Locals will be open as usual. Check your local store opening hours here.
  • Tesco – Larger stores and Tesco Metros will be open 8am-8pm, Tesco Express stores will be open as usual. Check your local store opening hours here.
  • Asda – Stores will generally be open 8am-8pm, with some 24 hour stores also working reduced hours. Check your local store opening times here.
  • Waitrose – Stores will be open from 9am-6pm or 10am-4pm, depending on location. Check lyour ocal store opening times here.
  • Aldi – Some stores will be open between 8am-8pm. Check your local times here.
  • Lidl – Most stores will be open from 8am-10pm. Check your local store opening hours here.
  • Marks and Spencer – Most M&S locations will be open between 8am and 8pm. Check your local store opening hours here.

Many other popular shopping destinations such as John Lewis and Primark, will operate reduced hours, with many John Lewis outlets open from 10am to 6pm instead of the usual 10am to 8pm.

Most Primark stores will operate their usual hours, but this may vary across cities, so always check their store locator before leaving your house.

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