Easter Monday is a treat for many – a bank holiday with time off work to spend how you please.
Whether that’s enjoying the warmer weather in the garden, lazing around with Netflix and some chocolate or meeting up with friends.
But if you want to go and do some retail therapy – or you’ve just run out of the essentials and need to pop out – are shops open on the Easter Monday bank holiday?
What shops are open today?
Are the shops open on Easter Monday?
Many supermarkets and shops will be open today because, unlike Easter Sunday where trading laws dictate stores over a certain size close for the day, no such laws pertain to this bank holiday.
However, stores might be operating under different opening hours to give employees an earlier finish or later start.
- Sainsburys – most larger stores will be open 8am-8pm, most Sainsbury’s Locals will be open as usual. Check your local store opening hours online
- 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 online
- Asda – stores will open under different hours on Easter Monday, with most open from 7am-8pm. Check your local store opening times online
- Waitrose – stores will be open 9am-6pm. Check local store opening times online
- Aldi – stores will be open 8am-8pm. Their website also states stores will open half an hour early for vulnerable and elderly customers.
- Lidl – stores outside the M25 will open 8am-9pm; stores inside the M25 will open as normal. Check your local store opening hours online.
What about clothes shops?
It’s not just supermarkets! Other shops will be open this bank holiday Monday.
- Marks and Spencer – M&S stores will mostly be operating as normal on Easter Monday, with Food Halls operating on the same schedule as full-sized stores. That means most M&S locations will be open between 9am and 8pm. Check your local store opening hours online.
- Next – Stores can be open between 9am and 9pm, but check your local’s opening hours online
- Primark – Primark is usually open between 8am and 10pm on Mondays, but you can check if your nearest has different hours this bank holiday online
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