Sainsbury’s opening times and closing times for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday

More than 1,700 official events will take place over the long platinum jubilee weekend, but some supermarkets will close earlier while pubs will remain open until 1am

Exterior of a Sainsbury's supermarket
Some supermarkets close their doors earlier over the Platinum Jubilee weekend

Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating 70 years on the throne this year, at which a platinum jubilee will honor Britain’s longest-reigning monarch of all time.

More than 1,700 official events are planned for the four-day bank holiday from June 2-5, plus more abroad, as far away as Texas, USA and New Delhi, India.

Revelers in the UK can enjoy the festivities in pubs for an extra two hours over the long weekend as opening hours are extended to 1am.

However, some supermarkets will reduce their hours and others will give employees an extra day off.

The pomp and pageantry of formal events, broadcast to millions of people around the world, will be accompanied by more relaxed street parties, grand anniversary dinners and the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday 4th June.

Sainsbury’s opening and closing times

Sainsbury’s shops close slightly earlier over the bank holiday weekend


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Following the supermarket’s usual bank holiday hours, Sainsbury’s is expected to open its stores between 7am and 9pm, a slight reduction from the standard 7am to 11pm.

Meanwhile, giant supermarket competitors Asda, Aldi and Lidl are said to be open in the evenings from 8am to 8pm. Morrisons branches are set to remain open as usual over the bank holiday, meaning shoppers can browse most branches between 6am and 11pm.

Tesco is yet to confirm its opening times, but outlets in 4,000 stores are likely to remain open between 8am and 6pm if they follow their usual bank holiday pattern. Sainsbury's opening times and closing times for Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday

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