Easter Monday: What shops are open today?

Easter Monday: What shops are open today?
Easter Monday: What shops are open today?
Will shops be open for a last-minute Easter egg run? (Picture: Getty)

Easter Monday is a treat for many – waking up and not feeling guilty about having chocolate for breakfast (lunch and dinner).

The bank holiday follows the Christian holiday of Easter Sunday, which believers of Christ understand to be the day his tomb was found empty and he had resurrected.

Easter Sunday sees many stores closed but is it the same on Easter Monday? What shops are open today?

Are the shops open on Easter Monday?

With non-essential shops still closed until at least April 12, it will only be supermarkets and other food shops open today.

Many supermarkets and shops will be open today because, unlike Easter Sunday where trading laws dictate stores over a certain size close for the day, no such laws pertain to this bank holiday.

However, stores might be operating under different opening hours to give employees an earlier finish or later start.

Hot Cross Buns
Whether you need everday essentials or more Easter treats, you’re in luck. (Picture: Getty)

These include:

  • Sainsburys – most larger stores will be open 8am-8pm, most Sainsbury’s Locals will be open as usual. Check your local store opening hours online
  • Tesco – larger stores and Tesco Metros will be open 8am-8pm, Tesco Express stores will be open as usual. Check your local store opening hours online
  • Asda – stores will open under different hours on Easter Monday, with most open from 7am-8pm. Check your local store opening times online
  • Waitrose – stores will be open 8am-6pm. Check local store opening times online
  • Aldi – stores will be open 8am-8pm. Their website also states stores will open half an hour early for vulnerable and elderly customers.
  • Lidl – stores outside the M25 will open 8am-8pm; stores inside the M25 will open as normal. Check your local store opening hours online
  • Marks and Spencer – M&S stores will mostly be operating as normal on Easter Monday, with Food Halls operating on the same schedule as full-sized stores. That means most M&S locations will be open between 8am and 9pm. Check your local store opening hours online


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Author: Jack Slater