UK supermarket opening times Jubilee bank holiday 2022: what time do Tesco, Aldi and more open at weekend?

No matter which supermarket is near to you, you need to know when you can visit over the bank holiday weekend

People across the country are enjoying a special four day bank holiday weekend.

The extended bank holiday, which takes place between Thursday 2 June and Sunday 5 June, is celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s historic 70 year reign on the throne.

However, the extra days off also mean that there will be a change in when the supermarkets are open, so if you’re planning to serve guests a bank holiday banquet then you need to know when you’ll be able to visit your local store.

Here’s everything you need to know.

What time are supermarkets open over the bank holiday weekend?

Each of the eight main supermarkets have different opening and closing times over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Shoppers are, however, advised to check the opening times of their local store before visiting, as times may change at certain shops.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee factfile.

Here are the general opening times for the major supermarkets.

Morrisons

Thursday 2 June: 6am - 10pm

Friday 3 June: 6am - 10pm

Saturday 4 June: 6am - 10pm

Sunday 5 June: 10am - 4pm

Visit the Morrisons store finder to check the opening times for your local store.

Tesco

Superstores

Thursday 2 June: 7am - 8pm

Friday 3 June: 7am - 8pm

Saturday 4 June: 7am - 10pm

Sunday 5 June: 10am - 4pm

Express stores

Thursday 2 June: 6am - 11pm

Friday 3 June: 6am - 11pm

Saturday 4 June: 6am - 11pm

Sunday 5 June: 6am - 11pm

Extra stores

Thursday 2 June: 6am - 8pm

Friday 3 June: 6am - 8pm

Saturday 4 June: 6am - Midnight

Sunday 5 June: 10am - 4pm

Visit the Tesco store finder to check the opening times for your local store.

Aldi

Thursday 2 June: 8am - 10pm

Friday 3 June: 8am - 10pm

Saturday 4 June: 8am - 10pm

Sunday 5 June: 10am - 4pm

Visit the Aldi store finder to check the opening times for your local store.

Lidl

Thursday 2 June: 8am - 8pm

Friday 3 June: 8am - 8pm

Saturday 4 June: 8am - 10pm

Sunday 5 June: 10am - 4pm

Visit the Lidl store finder to check the opening times for your local store.

Asda

Thursday 2 June: 6am - 10pm

Friday 3 June: 6am - 10pm

Saturday 4 June: 6am - 10pm

Sunday 5 June: 10am - 4pm

Visit the Asda store finder to check the opening times for your local store.

Sainsbury’s

Superstores

Thursday 2 June: 7am - 8pm

Friday 3 June: 7am - 8pm

Saturday 4 June: 6am - 10pm

Sunday 5 June: 10am - 4pm

Local stores

Thursday 2 June: 7am - 11pm

Friday 3 June: 7am - 11pm

Saturday 4 June: 7am - 11pm

Sunday 5 June: 7am - 11pm

Visit the Sainsbury’s store finder to check the opening times for your local store.

Waitrose

Thursday 2 June: 8am - 7pm

Friday 3 June: 8am - 7pm

Saturday 4 June: 8am - 9pm

Sunday 5 June: 10.30am to 4.30am

Visit the Waitrose store finder to check the opening times for your local store.

Co-op

Thursday 2 June: 7am - 10pm

Friday 3 June: 7am - 10pm

Saturday 4 June: 7am - 10pm

Sunday 5 June: 7am - 10pm

Visit the Co-op store finder to check the opening times for your local store.

Why do we have a bank holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

This year, the late May bank holiday, which usually takes place on the last weekend in May,  has been moved to sit alongside the additional bank holiday for Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign.

The bank holiday has been granted by the Government to allow the UK to celebrate this event.

Queen Elizabeth II is the only British monarch in history to reach this milestone.

What other shops and services are affected by the bank holiday?

During bank holidays in the UK, stores are often shut or operating during reduced hours and with reduced staff.

This means the services they would usually provide are either unavailable or possibly limited.

Some hardware stores are reducing their opening hours over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend so it’s best to make sure you know what opening times your local stores are operating too before you plan any bank holiday meals.

If you receive a benefit payment you can also expect that change due the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday.

What will the weather be like on the bank holiday weekend?

The Met Office has predicted quintessentially British weather for the bank holiday weekend.

It will be patchy across the weekend with temperatures set to hit highs of 20 to 22C in the south on Thursday (2 May).

In the north, it is expected to be cooler while there could be some showers in Northern Ireland and western Scotland, then North Wales and northwest England overnight.

The hottest day of the weekend looks likely to be Friday (3 May) with temperatures reaching between 23 and 25C in the south.

However, the warm air brings with it a risk of thundery showers in the region from Saturday (4 May and greater uncertainty in the forecast.

It will be much more settled in other parts of the UK, with the highest temperatures likely to be in northwest Scotland from Saturday.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Rebekah Sherwin said: “It may be an unsettled start to the long weekend for some with showers for Northern Ireland, Wales and western England.

“However, many parts will see much more settled conditions, with plenty of dry weather and good spells of sunshine. Temperatures could reach 25C in the south on Friday, although this will likely be the warmest day and later in the weekend the highest temperatures are likely to be in the northwest.

“A plume of warm air, currently across the continent, then pushes north over the UK through the weekend.

“There remains some uncertainty on how far north it will stretch but southern areas are likely to see a spell of showers on Saturday and Sunday, which could turn heavy and thundery at times.

“However, there will also be some breaks in the cloud even here, and northern areas are most likely to stay fine and dry.

“Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England look like they’ll see the driest conditions from Saturday onwards, most likely enjoying some prolonged periods of sunshine.”