Holidays in England

Shopping whilst on holiday in England

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Shopping whilst on holiday in England


Most shops are open from 9 am in the morning until 5.30 or 6 pm in the evening, Monday to Saturday. Extended hours apply in the few weeks before Christmas. Small shops frequently stay closed on a Sunday.

Supermarkets are generally open from 9 am until 8 pm in the evening, except on Sundays when restricted opening hours of 10 am – 4 pm apply.


Some large shopping centre may not open until 10 am but stay open until 9 or 10 pm in the evening.


Shops do not generally close for lunch except in villages. Those in villages may also close at half day on a Wednesday.


Sizing of shoes and clothes is completely different in England to other countries so do use a size guide to obtain a conversion before you arrive.


You may still see fruit and vegetables being sold in pounds (lb)and ounces (oz) at markets


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Click on the following pages for more information about England

Public Toilets or WCs in England

Travel Help

Useful information for driving in England

Safety and Security on holiday in England

Shopping in England