UK Business Opening Times

Business Opening Hours


The UK business opening times shown below give a guideline in to the opening times of UK businesses and service providers. In recent years with more businesses embracing Sunday trading the trend has been for businesses to stay open for more hours than was previously the norm.

The guide is intended to give travellers a general overview of the opening hours in operation currently in the UK. Please note: the hours shown below are a guideline only, businesses and service providers may have variations to these hours factors such as business location, seasonality, weather & changes in policies can all affect opening hours.


Opening Times - UK Businesses & Services

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Retail Opening Times
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Service Opening Times/Notes
Banks & Building Societies 09.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday
09.00 to 12.30pm on Saturday in some branches
Post Offices 09.00am to 17.00 Monday to Friday
09.00am to 12.30pm on Saturday in some branches
Tourist Information Centres 09.00am to 18.00 Monday to Friday
09.00 to 17.00pm on Weekends.
Note: Times at weekends can vary & some branches are closed on Sundays
Doctors' Surgeries and Medical Clinics 08.30 to 18.00 Monday to Friday
Note: During the core hours services may be offered during certain hours only. Out of hours services are available at some surgeries & clinics. Medical emergencies should seek to go to Accident & Emergency Departments of the nearest hospital
Emergencies For emergencies dialling 999 free of charge puts you in touch with the Police, Fire Brigade & Ambulance Service
Pubs 11.00 to 23.00 Monday to Saturday
11.00 to 22.30 on Sundays.
Note: Times at weekends can vary & some pubs have a late licence so may be open beyond 23.00.
Night Clubs/Bars 22.00 to 04.00am Monday to Sunday
Note: Times vary among night clubs some close at 02.00am & others later or are open all night.
Tourist Attractions 09.00/10.00 to 17.00/18.00pm Monday to Friday
Note: Times at weekends can vary with some having shorter hours & some attractions are closed on Sundays. Times can also vary depending on the attraction, time of year & location.



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Service Opening Times/Notes
Shops (High Street) 10.00am to 18.30pm Monday to Saturday
11.00am to 17.00pm on Sundays.
Note: Times at weekends can vary, some have late night opening until 8 or 9pm on a weekday, some shops are closed on Sundays
Retail Outlet Shops 10.00am to 19.30pm Monday to Saturday
11.00am to 17.00pm on Sundays.
Note: The hours tend to open longer than shops in the high street. Times at weekends can vary, some have late night opening until 9 or 10pm on weekdays & weekends
Supermarkets 09.00am to 10.00pm Monday to Saturday
11.00am to 17.00pm on Sundays.
Note: The trading hours tend to be longer than other shops. Larger supermarkets offer a range of facilities including petrol, post office, restaurants, travel agents, money exchange and camera/film shops. Sunday hours can vary depending on the supermarket & location. Extended opening hours & extensive services make them useful for travellers/tourists



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Service Opening Times/Notes
Offices 08.30/09.00am to 17.00/18.00pm Monday to Friday
09.00 to 1pm on Saturdays
Note: Most offices operate from Monday to Friday, some are open half days on Saturdays & are closed on Sundays
Factories 07.30/08.00am to 16.00/17.00pm Monday to Friday
Note: Most factories operate from Monday to Friday and are mainly closed on weekends.



Visitors to the UK can use the list above of UK business opening times to help them plan their trips and be more aware of the opening hours they can reasonably expect to encounter in the UK. It is useful to check when the UK Public & Bank Holidays fall, making it easier to plan your trip and making you aware of any businesses/service providers & attractions that could be closed or subject to different opening hours. It is highly recommended that when visiting a tourist attraction, or wanting to visit any business or service providers that you check first with the businesses & organisations themselves first to know for sure the opening hours and avoid disappointment of finding what you want is closed.




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