Easter bank holiday opening times: What stores will open? Tesco, Next, Aldi, IKEA and more

Tesco, Next, Aldi store signs

Shops will change their opening hours this weekend

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 30/03/2024

- 05:00

Updated: 31/03/2024

- 08:35

Retailers across the UK have adjusted their opening hours for the bank holiday, with many shops set to stay closed on Easter Sunday

Britons across the country will celebrate Easter this weekend, including many retail workers who will get a well-deserved break as stores stay closed.

GB News looks at the stores that will open during the bank holiday and their operating hours.

Easter Bank Holiday opening times


Large Tesco stores will be closed on Easter Sunday, except in Scotland. Many Tesco Express stores will open on Sunday. Shoppers can check the website for more information on their local branch.


In general, Aldi stores are closed on Easter Sunday and will operate reduced opening hours between 8am and 8pm on Easter Monday. However, opening hours at each store may vary. Shoppers can check their local store on the Aldi website.

Asda store sign

Asda will run reduced opening hours this weekend



Asda stores will close in England, Nothern Ireland and Wales on Easter Sunday while stores will remain open in Scotland. Most branches will be open between 7am and 10pm on Bank Holiday Monday, although it is worth checking with your local store.


Sainsbury's branches will close this Sunday apart from in Scotland. Many locations will be open from 8am to 8pm on Monday.


Lidl stores in England and Wales will be closed on Easter Sunday, reopening on Monday.


A small number of Waitrose stores will open on Easter Sunday so it is worth checking with your local branch. The majority of locations will open on Monday between 8am and 8pm.

Marks & Spencer

M&S locations will close on Sunday in most parts of the UK, with a small amount opening for reduced hours.


Boots branches will be closed on Easter Sunday in most parts of the UK, excluding Scotland. Reduced hours are expected across all branches on Bank Holiday Monday and customers can check their local store before visiting.

IKEA store sign

IKEA will close many stores on Easter Sunday



IKEA branches will also close on Easter Sunday across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Shoppers should check for opening hours on Monday as they may vary from the usual times.


DIY fans will need to grab essentials today as stores will be closed on Easter Sunday, with the exception of some Scotland locations. Most stores will open between 7am and 8pm on Monday.


Opening times vary from store to store over the bank holiday weekend so Britons should check their local branch before visiting. Stores in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are closed on Easter Sunday.

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