Queen's funeral: All the shops that have confirmed they will be closed on bank holiday

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A number of stores and supermarkets in the UK have announced they will be closing or reducing their hours on the day of the Queen’s funeral after it was declared a bank holiday by King Charles. The longest-reigning monarch died on September 8 at the age of 96 in Balmoral, Scotland, with Her Majesty’s funeral being held on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey, in London. Following the announcement that the funeral will be declared a bank holiday, a full list of supermarkets and shops that are closing has been released.

Supermarkets

Tesco

Tesco has pledged to close all of its large stories on Monday to allow its staff to pay their respects to the late Queen. A spokesperson confirmed that its express stores will remain open but will be working on limited hours. The smaller stores will be open until 5pm on Monday, while a small number of express stores in Central London and Windsor will remain open throughout the day.

A spokesman said: “We want to express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family, as well as our gratitude to Her Majesty The Queen for her unwavering service.”

Asda

Another supermarket giant that confirmed its updated hours is Asda. It will close all stores from midnight on Sunday, September 18, and reopen on Monday at 5pm after the funeral service has taken place. 

A spokesman for the store said staff will receive their normal pay despite the closure, while those who work when the stores reopen on Monday will receive double pay for the rest of the day. As well as limiting store hours, the supermarket giant is also pausing its delivery services. 

A spokesman said: “As a mark of respect for Her Majesty The Queen, all Asda stores will be closed on Monday, September 19, until 5pm to allow our customers and colleagues to recognise the passing of our late Monarch and commemorate her steadfast service to our nation.”

Aldi

Aldi has confirmed they will be shutting all UK stores on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. The budget supermarket confirmed the changes on its Twitter page to let customers know that stores would be shut. 

The post read: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – As a mark of respect, all Aldi stores across the UK will close on Monday, September 19 to allow our store colleagues to pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen.”

Lidl

Following Aldi, Lidl have also confirmed that it will close its stores across England, Scotland and Wales on the day of the funeral. A spokesman said: “We are grateful to all Lidl customers for their understanding and will be keeping all who mourn Her Royal Highness in our thoughts during this time.”

Co-op

The Co-op will be closing its stores until 5pm on Monday, before reopening following the funeral service. A number of stores within central London and towards Windsor will remain open during the day to serve customers who will be in the Capital to be part of the funeral. 

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Sainsbury’s and Argos

Sainsbury’s and Argos will shut all its UK stores to customers on the day of the funeral. A spokesman said: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In honour of Her Majesty and so our colleagues can pay their respects, all Sainsbury’s supermarkets and Argos stores will be closed on Monday, 19th September.”

This will include groceries online and Argos fast-track delivery. Sainsbury’s confirmed that its convenience stores and petro filling stations will be open from 5pm – 10pm to allow customers to pick up essential items following the funeral. Meanwhile, select stores in central London will remain open to those attending the funeral in person.

Other retailers

Other stores within the UK will also be shutting their doors on the bank holiday Monday.

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A full list of UK shops shutting to allow staff and customers to pay their respects to the late monarch is below.

Zara

Primark

Poundland

Marks and Spencer

John Lewis and Waitrose

B&Q

Dunelm

Ikea

Kwik Fit

Halfords

Toolstation

Wilko

Costa Coffee

Pets at Home

Currys



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