Are shops open over the August bank holiday? | The Sun

YOU might be keen to know what time your favourite retailer is open over the bank holiday – here's everything you need to know.

Most shops and supermarkets will open but some may change their opening times.

For that reason, it's worth double-checking to avoid any wasted journeys.

Most retailers have store locators on their websites where you can check where your nearest branch is and its opening hours.

You just have to enter the town where you live or postcode.

Either way, we've rounded up a full list of store opening and closing times for this week.


Tesco has over 3,400 stores across the UK and the opening hours will vary from branch to branch.

If you are planning to visit a Tesco this bank holiday, make sure to check the supermarket's store locator.

You can find your local store and their opening time by typing your postcode into the store locator on the Tesco website.

It is important to check for changes if your local store is usually open 24 hours as that may not be the case over the long weekend.

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You can also use the locator to check what time Tesco petrol stations will be open too.


Asda's stores will be open as normal on Saturday and Sunday.

However, over the bank holiday opening hours may vary from branch-to-branch.

Meanwhile, the 24-hour Asda stores may not be opening for 24 hours, so to avoid disappointment check before heading out.

You can do this using the retailer's store locator tool.


Aldi opening times can vary across the UK.

Most stores are open from 8am until 10pm on a normal weekday, however, these times are likely to change over the bank holiday.

Many Aldi branches will be open from 8am until 8pm, but make sure to check Aldi's store locator to avoid a wasted trip.

Branches in Scotland will be open as usual from 8am until 10pm.


Lidl stores have confirmed they will remain open over the bank holiday.

Most stores across England and Wales will open between 8am and 8pm.

But the supermarket chain said these opening times may vary and customers should use the store finder tool on its website to find out about specific branch's opening hours.


All Co-op stores will be open for business on the bank holiday.

This is because it is a convenience retailer and its stores need to be open to serve their local communities.

Opening times may vary from store to store though, so it is worth double-checking the Co-op store locator before visiting.


Morrisons' stores will open at their usual time on the bank holiday, but will close slightly earlier at 8pm.

Make sure to double check your local branches opening times online to avoid disappointment.


Most Iceland stores will be open from 7am or 8am until 7pm on the bank holiday. Some may stay open until 9pm.

However, opening times vary for any Iceland At The Range stores.

You can find your nearest Iceland branch by using their store locator, which can be found on their website.


The vast majority of Sainsbury's larger stores will be open as usual on August 28.

Its smaller convenience shops may be operating different opening hours though.

It's worth checking the retailer's store locator to find out what time your nearest branch is opening and closing.

Other retailers

Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer stores will be open on the bank holiday.

Opening hours for your local M&S may vary, so make sure you check before you visit to avoid disappointment.

M&S stores in petrol stations, for example, are open 24 hours a day.

Home Bargains

Most Home Bargains stores open from 8am on weekdays and from 11am on weekends.

During the bank holiday, however, opening times differ slightly from store to store depending on size and location.

Visit the Home Bargains website to check your local branch's opening hours before visiting.


Most Waitrose & Partners shops will trade during normal hours over the bank holiday.

Some Little Waitrose shops will open from 7am to 10pm.

These opening times are not guaranteed, so it is best to double check your local store opening times via their online store locator.

Their delivery service will be operating as normal.


B&Q opening hours may vary over the bank holiday.

It's best to check on the local store finder on the company's website in order to make sure that your favoured shop is open to avoid disappointment.


Ikea stores in England and Wales will be open over the bank holiday but their opening times may differ from one another.

The retailer will stick to its usual opening hours on Saturday and Sunday leading up to bank holiday.

If you're planning a trip to Ikea over the long weekend, it's best to find your local store opening times on its website.


Homebase shoppers will be happy to know that the store will be open on the bank holiday.

However, opening hours may vary from store to store so people are being asked to check their local store on their website.


Screwfix stores will be open over the bank holiday.

Most will operate normal opening hours on Saturday and Sunday leading up to the Monday.

To avoid disappointment, it is best to check your local store opening times online.


Wickes has revealed its May Bank Holiday opening times.

All of its 230 stores nationwide will be open to customers as usual from 7am to 8pm.

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However, opening hours may still vary from branch to branch depending on its size and location.

The best course of action is to use the retailer's store locator on its website.

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