Full list of businesses closed for Queen's funeral including Primark and Greggs (2023)

Supermarkets including Lidl and M&S will be closing their doors today to mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

King Charles III has approved a new bank holiday which will go ahead today for his late mother's funeral.

However, it is up to individual retailers whether they decide close or not.

Since the bank holiday announcement, stores across the country have slowly began to confirm their plans and whether they will remain open for the funeral.

A Government statement said: “Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday.

"This will allow individuals, businesses and other organisations to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign, while marking the final day of the period of national mourning."

Over the course of this week, the full slate of closures will be confirmed – but which stores in the UK have confirmed their bank holiday plans?

Which supermarkets have confirmed that they will be closed on September 19?

Full list of businesses closed for Queen's funeral including Primark and Greggs (1)

Bank holiday opening times can differ for each store in the UK, including supermarket chains.

Supermarkets including Sainsbury's, M&S, Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Morrisons will be closed today to mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

Asda

Supermarket chain Asda has announced that it will shut all its stores until 5pm on the day of the Queen's funeral.

An Asda 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."

Asda will not be offering online deliveries on September 19.

The spokesperson added: "All our stores will close by midnight on Sunday September 18 and reopen at 5pm on Monday September 19."

Sainsbury's

All Sainsbury's stores will close their doors on the day of the funeral.

The supermarket will also pause its online shopping options.

Smaller Sainsbury's and its petrol forecourts will open from 5pm to 10pm.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"Our convenience stores and petrol filling stations will be open from 5pm-10pm to allow our customers to pick up essential items, while select stores in central London will open to serve those attending the funeral in person. We thank our customers for their understanding.”

Lidl

Lidl has confirmed it will be shutting its stores around the UK on the bank holiday.

Stores will return to normal hours on Tuesday, September 20.

Full list of businesses closed for Queen's funeral including Primark and Greggs (2)

Tesco

All large Tesco supermarkets will be closed and smaller Express stores will shut until 5pm on September 19.

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Tesco UK chief executive John Tarry 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."

M&S

M&S has confirmed that it will close its stores and halt deliveries to customers on September 19.

Stuart Machin, chief executive at M&S, said: "All of us at M&S - and indeed across the country and beyond - feel a real and deep sense of loss and sadness at the passing of Her Majesty, as well as huge respect for the grace with which His Majesty King Charles III and the wider royal family have led the nation in our mourning.

"It is right that we make changes to our operational arrangements on the day of the funeral to ensure our colleagues across our stores and distribution network can participate, whilst supporting customers as they show their respects too."

He added there will be "limited exceptions in London and Windsor", where M&S will serve customers paying their respects to the Queen.

Co-op

The Co-op will close all its stores on today until 5pm and once the funeral is over, the shops will reopen.

However, a number of shops will remain open throughout the day in central London to serve customers that are in the city for the state funeral.

Morrisons

Morrisons has confirmed closures across the UK today.

In a statement, a spokesperson said: "All our supermarkets will be closed on Monday September 19 as a mark of respect and so colleagues can pay tribute to Her Majesty," a spokeswoman for the supermarket said.

"At 5pm our petrol filling stations will reopen."

Aldi

Aldi will close all its UK stores on the day of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.

The supermarket posted on its Twitter page: "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."

Iceland

Iceland has announced that it will close its doors for the Queen's funeral on September 19.

A spokesperson said: "As a mark of respect to Her Majesty The Queen and to allow its colleagues to mourn in their own way, Iceland has made the decision to close all of its stores."

Waitrose

Waitrose has closed all of its stores for the Queen's funeral apart from a small number in London along the route of the procession.

The open stores include Gloucester Road, Knightsbridge, King's Cross Station, Victoria Street and Victoria- Bressenden Place.

The store's opening times can be found here.

Will other shops be open during the Queen's funeral?

Full list of businesses closed for Queen's funeral including Primark and Greggs (3)

Other stores including B&Q, WH Smith, Primark, Argos, Poundland and John Lewis have confirmed that they will be closed today for the Queen's funeral.

B&Q

The DIY retailer said it would close all its UK stores "as a mark of respect" on the day of the Queen's funeral.

It said the decision would also offer its staff "the opportunity to pay their respects".

Click and collect and home delivery services will also be temporarily suspended on the day, B&Q added.

Homebase

Homebase will also close all of its stores for the Queen's funeral.

Homebase said: "We join the country in mourning the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II and will be closing our stores on the day of her funeral."

Argos

Argos, which is owned by Sainsbury's, will be closed for the funeral.

A Sainsbury's spokesperson 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, September 19.

"This includes Groceries Online and Argos Fast Track delivery. Our convenience stores and petrol filling stations will be open from 5pm to 10pm to allow our customers to pick up essential items, while select stores in central London will open to serve those attending the funeral in person.

"We thank our customers for their understanding.”

Full list of businesses closed for Queen's funeral including Primark and Greggs (4)

Ikea

Ikea will close its doors on September 19 as a mark of respect for the late monarch.

An Ikea UK spokesperson said: "Out of respect, and to enable our co-workers to participate in the funeral, Ikea UK will pause its business operations, including closing all of our UK stores on Monday 19 September."

Poundland

Poundland has confirmed that all 770 stores will be shut today - with colleagues who were scheduled to work on September 19 set receive their scheduled pay in full.

Primark

Popular high street retailer Primark has also confirmed that it will close all of its stores today to honour the Queen.

A spokesperson said: "Our stores, depots and Head Office in the UK will be closed on Monday 19th September to give our colleagues the opportunity to pay their respects and watch the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"We will reopen as normal on Tuesday."

Amazon

Amazon has announced that it will cancel orders expecting to be delivered on September 19.

A company spokesperson said: "All deliveries to customers will be paused for the duration of the funeral ceremony."

B&M

B&M has confirmed that all stores will be closed today.

The budget chain has more than 600 stores across the UK.

John Lewis

John Lewis has confirmed that all stores will be closed on September 19.

According to Grocery Gazette, John Lewis Partnership chief operating officer Andrew Murphy said: “We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

“We are closing our stores on the day of her funeral as a mark of respect, and because we believe this is the right thing to do for our Partners and customers.”

Home Bargains

Home Bargains will be closed today.

In a tweet, the chain said: "As the country comes together to pay tribute and remember Queen Elizabeth II, all Home Bargains stores will close on Monday 19 September to allow our customers and colleagues to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen."

Sports Direct

A message on the Sports Direct website states all stores will be closed today.

Boots

The majority of Boots stores will be closed on September 19 and pharmacies will be closed during the Queen's funeral.

A few branches will remain open to provide pharmacy services for those who need them, 'although they will close during the hours of the funeral,' according to the health and beauty retailer's Facebook page.

Boots Opticians and Boots Hearingcare branches will all be closed on the bank holiday.

Check the opening times for your nearest Boots branch here.

Superdrug

Most Superdrug stores across the UK will be closed today.

In a statement posted on social media, Superdrug said: "As a mark of respect, Superdrug stores across the UK will close on Monday, September 19th to allow our colleagues to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"A small number of stores in key central London or travel locations will remain open to serve members of the public."

Check the opening times for your nearest Superdrug branch here.

Lloyds Pharmacy

Most Lloyd Pharmacy branches will be closed today and will re-open as usual on Tuesday.

In a statement, Lloyds Pharmacy said: "We understand the significant sense of grief and loss that many people in the UK are feeling about the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"As a mark of respect for the funeral, and to give colleagues, customers and patients the chance to honour the occasion, the majority of our pharmacies will be closed on Monday 19 September. We will re-open as normal on Tuesday".

It added: "Please remember to check your medication to ensure you have sufficient supply and if you require support our teams will be happy to help. For any urgent health advice or support on Monday, please visit NHS Choices to find your nearest open pharmacy."

Find the opening times for your nearest Lloyds Pharmacy here.

Will cinemas be open on September 19?

Major cinema chains including Cineworld, Odeon and Showcase cinemas will be closed today in a mark of respect for the Queen.

Smaller cinema chains including The Light will also close their doors for the day.

Other operators including Arc and Curzon have chosen to screen the funeral for free while cancelling the rest of their programming that day.

Will restaurants and pubs be closing for the bank holiday?

Some pubs and restaurants will be closed, but again, it's up to the individual establishments whether they choose to close their doors or not.

It's believed that many pubs will be staying open to allow mourners to have a place to gather to raise a glass to the late monarch.

The UK’s biggest pub group, Stonegate, which runs around 4,500 pubs and bars across the country has said it plans to keep venues open on September 19 and show footage of the monarch's funeral.

Meanwhile, others have announced their closures.

McDonald's

Fast food chain McDonald's has announced it will close every restaurant on September 19.

In a post, it said: "All of our UK restaurants will be closed on Monday until 5pm, to allow everyone at McDonald’s to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II."

Greggs

Greggs has confirmed that a majority of stores will be closed today.

Greggs tweeted: "To give our colleagues the opportunity to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Greggs shops will be closed on Monday 19th September.

"A small number of our shops, operated by our franchise partners, may remain open. Thanks for your understanding."

Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee said all "wholly owned" stores will be closed today.

Some stores operated by partners will remain open.

JD Wetherspoon

Pub chain Wetherspoons has announced that a majority of its venues will shut for the Queen's funeral service itself, but open from around 1pm on September 19.

A spokesman for the company said: “Pub company Wetherspoon is opening its pubs in central London, rail stations and airports and all of its hotels (hotels will be open for resident guests only) during normal trading hours from 8am until midnight on Monday September 19.

“The majority of its pubs will open later than usual, after the state funeral, at approximately 1pm and will remain open during normal trading hours after that.”

Greene King

Pub chain Greene King, which owns around 2,700 pubs and restaurants in the UK, has stated that their branches will be open with some showing the funeral on televisions.

A company spokesperson said: “For those pubs and restaurants that don’t have televisions, such as our casual dining venues, we’ll be opening after the service.

“Customers are advised to contact their local pub to confirm opening times as these could be subject to change.”

Fuller’s

Fuller’s, which runs more than 400 pubs in the UK, has said that it expects “the majority” of its pubs to remain open today.

Mitchells & Butlers

Mitchells & Butlers runs around 1,700 pubs, restaurants and bars across the country - including Harvester, All Bar One and O’Neill’s.

The chain has said that all its venues will stay open today and showing the funeral “where possible”.

Customers have been asked to double check that pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets are open before travelling by visiting their websites for opening times.

This article will be updated.

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