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Easter = closed?

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Easter = closed?


I'm going to London for easter, thursday 21st - saturday 23rd of April.

Will shops, pubs etc be closed?



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1. Re: Easter = closed?

Shops will open as normal on Thursday and Saturday. Shops are only allowed to open for six hours on Sundays and Bank Holidays (like Good Friday), so on the Friday and Sunday they will probably open 10-4 or 11-5.

Pubs will be open as normal. Pubs near businesses will be unusually busy on Thursday afternoon, as lots of people finish work at lunchtime, or soon after, and have a drink before going home for the long weekend.

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2. Re: Easter = closed?

There isn't any legal restriction to shops opening on Good Friday, as far as I'm aware and many shop and pub workers will work due to bonus pay usually given for the public holiday. Saturday - should be open as usual

Easter Sunday is one of only 2 days (the other being Christmas Day) when "large" shops (over 280 sq m) cannot trade. The 6 hr rule applies to these shops on other Sundays. There's no restriction on small stores like corner shops. Monday is a public holiday too but most stores will choose to open although possibly with reduced opening hours

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3. Re: Easter = closed?

"Sunday they will probably open 10-4 or 11-5."

Large shops won't be open on Easter Sunday.

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