August bank holiday 2022 supermarket opening hours: when are shops open - including Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Asda

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Retailers often change their opening hours over UK bank holiday weekends

The final public holiday of the summer is set to have sunny, warm weather conditions in most parts of the UK - although the heat will be nowhere near the levels of the heatwaves we’ve seen so far this year.

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Many people usually spend the last major public holiday before Christmas enjoying a barbecue or hosting friends and family.

It means knowing when supermarket opening hours are is crucial - especially if you find yourself needing to nip out for food and drink at the last minute.

Supermarkets open at different times over bank holiday weekends (image: Getty Images)Supermarkets open at different times over bank holiday weekends (image: Getty Images)
Supermarkets open at different times over bank holiday weekends (image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

So when can you get hold of groceries this weekend?

Here’s what you need to know.

When is the August bank holiday?

The August bank holiday began for many people on Friday night.

But the official date on which the public holiday falls is today (Monday 29 August).

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If you live in Scotland, you have already had your August bank holiday - it took place on Monday 1 August.

When are August bank holiday supermarket opening hours?

On all bank holidays aside from Christmas Day, supermarkets tend to follow Sunday trading hours.

It means they are likely to open later in the morning and close earlier in the afternoon or early evening than on a typical weekday.

However, for those retailers with stores located in both city centre and out-of-town locations - or those with different types of store formats - hours can vary, so it’s worth checking with your local store to see when it will be open until.

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Here everything we know about the bank holiday opening hours of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains for Saturday, Sunday and Monday:

Tesco

Tesco, along with most other major supermarket chains, has not officially announced bank holiday opening hours.

Instead, it encourages customers to look at its store locator tool to find out when its shops open and close over the long weekend.

Here are provisional opening hours:

  • Saturday: 6am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 6pm
  • Monday: 8am to 6pm

Sainsbury’s

Check the supermarket’s store locator to see what the opening times of your closest store will be.

Here is a general gist of its opening times:

  • Saturday: 7am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 4pm
  • Monday: 7am to 8pm
ASDA are one of  a number of supermarkets running a Bank Holiday schedule this weekend.ASDA are one of  a number of supermarkets running a Bank Holiday schedule this weekend.
ASDA are one of a number of supermarkets running a Bank Holiday schedule this weekend. | AFP via Getty Images

Asda

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Check the supermarket’s store finder to see what the opening times of your closest store will be.

Here is a general gist of its opening times:

  • Saturday: 7am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 4pm
  • Monday: 7am to 8pm

Morrisons

Check the supermarket’s store finder tool to see what the opening times of your closest store will be.

Here is a general gist of its opening times:

  • Saturday: 7am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 4pm
  • Monday: 7am to 8pm

Aldi

Check the supermarket’s store finder to see what the opening times of your closest store will be.

Here is a general gist of its opening times:

  • Saturday: 8am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 4pm
  • Monday: 8am to 8pm
Aldi stores will have special opening hours this weekend (image: Aldi)Aldi stores will have special opening hours this weekend (image: Aldi)
Aldi stores will have special opening hours this weekend (image: Aldi) | Aldi

Lidl

Check the supermarket’s store locator to see what the opening times of your closest store will be.

Here is a general gist of its opening times:

  • Saturday: 8am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 4pm
  • Monday: 8am to 8pm

Waitrose

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Waitrose has not released official opening and closing times for its stores.

Consumers can use its branch finder tool to see when their nearest store’s opening hours are.

M&S

M&S is yet to release any opening hour information ahead of the bank holiday.

But shoppers can check out its store locator tool to find out when their nearest store is opening and closing.

Iceland

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Iceland has not yet released official bank holiday opening and closing times for its stores.

However, customers can use its store locator to find out when their nearest shop’s opening hours fall.

Co-op

Co-op has not released official opening and closing times for its stores.

However, it directs consumers to its store finder so they can see when their nearest store’s opening hours.

Costco

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Bank holidays are often a time when people head out looking for a bargain, so Costco is likely to be a popular destination for many.

To see when its opening hours are, head to its store locator on its website.

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