Boxing Day opening times: What stores will open today? Next, Boots, M&S, Tesco and more

Boxing Day opening times: What stores will open today? Next, Boots, M&S, Tesco and more

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Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 25/12/2023

- 16:00

Updated: 26/12/2023

- 15:56

Boxing Day sales kick off in stores across the UK

Boxing Day is one of the best times of the year to grab a bargain but gone are the days when retailers would open in the early hours.

GB News looks at what stores will open and their opening hours.


Most Boots stores will open with reduced trading hours.

Opening hours vary, with some opening at 9am, and others staying closed until 10am or 12pm.

Most stores will close at 6pm on Boxing Day and Britons can check their local opening times online.

Zara store

Zara stores will open across the UK



Many Currys branches will open at 9am and close at 6pm or 7pm.

Customers can find their local branches opening hours on its website.


Standalone Argos stores will be open between 9am and 6pm.

Branches found within Sainsbury's stores will have the same opening times as the supermarket.


IKEA stores all have slightly different opening hours but many stores will be open between 10am and 6pm.

Shoppers can check with their local store for more specific times.


Zara is open on Boxing Day with branches operating between 9am and 10pm, depending on the store.


LUSH will open for its sale but with reduced hours.

These will vary, with some branches only open between 10.30am and 5pm.


Most Matalan branches will open their doors between 9am and 6pm.

The retailer has shared the below exceptions:

Beckton - 8am - 7pm

Bilston - 8am - 7pm

Birmingham - 6am - 8pm

Blackburn - 6am - 8pm

Bolton - 8am - 7pm

Bradford Greens Gates - 8am - 7pm

Bradford Mayo - 8am - 7pm

Bury - 8am - 7pm

Colindale - 8am - 7pm

Coventry - 8am - 7pm

Coventry South - 8am - 6pm

Cricklewood - 8am - 7pm

Derby - 6am - 6pm

Dewsbury - 7am - 7pm

East Kilbride - 10am - 6pm

Enfield - 8am - 7pm

Hayes - 8am - 7pm

Huddersfield - 8am - 7pm

Leicester City Centre -10am - 5pm

Liverpool Williamson Square - 10am - 5pm

Maidstone New - 10.30am - 4.30pm

Merry Hill - 7am - 6pm

Milton Keynes - 8am - 7pm

Oldham Relocation 8am - 7pm

Openshaw 8am - 7pm

Osterley Park - 8am - 7pm

Rochdale - 8am - 7pm

Romford - 8am - 7pm

Sheffield Parkway - 6am - 6pm

Slough - 8am - 7pm

Smethwick - 6am - 7pm

Stetchford - 6am - 8pm

Stockport - 8am - 7pm

Thurrock - 8am - 6pm

Tunstall - 7am - 7pm

Walsall North - 8am - 7pm

Walsall South - 8am - 7pm

Wolverhampton -10am - 5pm


The supermarket giant will open between 9am and 6pm on Boxing Day.

Many Tesco Express branches will have extended opening times between 6am and 10pm.


Next will not open on Boxing Day



Sainsbury's will open with reduced hours, with most shops opening between 9am and 6pm.


Most branches will open between 9am and 6pm but shoppers can check its website for information on their local store.

What stores will not open?

In recent years, some retailers have decided to keep doors closed on Boxing Day to give staff a well-earned festive break.

Next, Marks & Spencer, B&Q and John Lewis will stay closed on Boxing Day, reopening on the morning of the 27th.

Shoppers will be able to grab a sale bargain online or shop in stores on Wednesday.

Many supermarkets will also stay closed until the 27th. Aldi, Asda, Lidl and Waitrose will not open on Boxing Day.

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