Pubs, shops and gyms: What's closed during the Queen's funeral?

A number of businesses will be closing their doors during the bank holiday while the monarch's funeral service takes place.

Everything closing on day of Queen’s funeral including schools, supermarkets and restaurants iStock

The day of the Queen’s funeral will be a bank holiday with a bit of a difference as large swathes of the country will shut down for the whole day.

Retailers, supermarkets and leisure venues have all announced the majority will close their doors for 24 hours as a mark of respect to the former monarch.

Schools have been given the day off, while employers have also introduced reduced working patterns for some businesses.

Here is a full list of what is open and what is not on Monday.


All schools and nurseries will close on Monday for the national bank holiday.

The Scottish Government issued guidance to all 32 councils that schools, and all other education settings that would normally be closed on a bank holiday, should close as a mark of respect.

During the rest of the national mourning period, schools have been advised to continue to remain open as normal with the usual expectations in place regarding attendance.


Large branches of Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl, Aldi, Iceland, Co-op, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose will all shut down for the day.

Sainsbury's will close larger stores, but smaller convenience store branches will reopen later in the day.iStock

Asda will reopen from 5pm on Monday, it has said, while smaller convenience store and petrol station branches of Sainsbury’s and the Co-op will also reopen their doors then until 10pm.

Morrisons will reopen its petrol stations from 5pm while Tesco’s Express stores will also serve customers from 5pm.

Food and drink

McDonald’s announced plans last week to shut all of its UK restaurants until 5pm.

Domino’s Pizza will be closed on Monday morning until 12pm, while Pizza Hut restaurants and deliveries will restart from 2pm.

Greggs will be closed for the whole of Monday.

Greggs meanwhile will shut for the whole day, although a small number of franchise branches may choose to stay open.

Costa Coffee will be closed all day, however Starbucks will only temporarily close between 11am and 2pm and Caffe Nero will temporarily close from 10.45am and reopen at 2pm.

All branches operated by other companies, such as those within airports or train stations, may have differing opening hours.

In Edinburgh, the St James Quarter shopping centre will remain closed bar a few food outlets.

Most pubs will be open all day, however those under the JD Wetherspoon banner may be subjected to later opening hours in some locations, the company said.


The vast majority of shopping centres and retail parks will open as normal, but shops will be given the individual choice to close if they wish.

Those confirmed to be closing include:

  • WH Smith – Although some travel stores in airports and train stations may remain open.
  • Halfords
  • Next
  • Zara
  • Apple
  • John Lewis
  • Waterstones
  • L’Occitane 
  • Pandora
  • Cook
  • B&Q
  • Wickes
  • Ikea
  • Poundland
  • Poundstretcher
  • River Island
  • Matalan
  • Wilko
  • Pets at Home
  • JD Sports
  • DFS
  • H&M
  • Dunelm

Other retailers may choose to close on the day and anyone planning to head out should check before making their trip.


Cineworld, Odeon and Showcase cinemas will all close their doors on Monday with no screenings offered.

Most gyms are operating at reduced hours.Pixabay

Customers will however be able to attend branches of Vue to watch proceedings live and free of charge on the big screen.

Pure Gym, The Gym Group and JD Gyms will all close between 10am and 2pm, while Virgin Active will be open from 2pm to 8pm.

All Powerleague five-a-side venues will be closed during the day but will open again at 5pm.

All National Trust for Scotland properties, those run by Historic Scotland and those operated by Glasgow Life will close for the whole day.

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