What supermarkets and department stores are open today in Bristol on the day of the Queen’s funeral?

What supermarkets and department stores are open today in Bristol on the day of the Queen’s funeral?

Supermarkets and leading retailers across Bristol have revealed plans for the Queen’s funeral bank holidayon Monday (September 19).

Supermaket giants such Sainbury’s and Tesco have announced that they will be shutting their doors out of respect for the Queen on the day of her funeral, which is being held at Westminster Abbey.

Flowers and tributes are pictured in Green Park, London following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8.

Earlier this week, the government issued advice for shops regarding the Queen’s funeral bank holiday.

‘Some businesses may wish to consider closing or postponing events, especially on the day of the State Funeral, however, this is at the discretion of individual businesses,’ it said.

Here is a list detailing the plans of supermarkets, department stores, shopping centres and retail giants across Bristol on the Queen’s funeral bank holiday.

Will supermarkets be open during the Queen’s funeral?


Sainburys has confirmed that it will shut all supermarkets and Argos stores and cease online services for both on Monday, 19 September, out of respect for Her Majesty.

Sainsbury’s at Castle Court in Bristol.

Convenience stores and petrol forecourts will also scale back opening hours, from 5pm to 10pm.

A spokesperson for the store said: “Our convenience stores and petrol filling stations will be open from 5pm-10pm to allow our customers to pick up essential items.

“Select stores in central London will open to serve those attending the funeral in person. We thank our customers for their understanding.”


Tesco has announced that its larger stores will close for the entirety of the Queen’s funeral, while its smaller stores will open from 5pm.

Morrisons and Asda

Morrisons is still finalising opening hours but will potentially operate from 10am to 2pm.

But Asda will close its stores from midnight on Sunday, September 18 and re-open at 5pm on Monday.

Morrisons in Fishponds, Bristol.

Asda will not be operating any online deliveries on Monday, September 19.


Waitrose & Partners have announced that all its stores will be closed on the day of the Queen’s funeral.

Aldi and Lidl

The budget supermarkets have declared that all of their stores will remain closed for the whole day.

Aldi on North Street in Bedminster.


M&S stores across Bristol will close for the entire day, alongside all customer delivery services.

The group have suggested franchise’s in travel hubs or public services, such as hospitals - should remain open during the funeral.


Co-operative stores are set to remain shut during the funeral and open again at 5pm on the same day.

All online and customer-related deliveries will also commence from 5pm.

What other shops, department stores and shopping centres will be open during the Queen’s funeral?

John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners has announced that its department stores will close for the Queen’s funeral bank holiday.


The DIY supergroup has confimed that it will close its doors as a sign of respect.

B&Q in Hartcliffe, Bristol.

A spokesperson said: ‘As a mark of respect for the State Funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and to offer our colleagues the opportunity to pay their respects, we have taken the decision to close all our UK stores on Monday, September 19.”


The popular high street store has announced that it will close on the Queen’s funeral bank holiday to give ‘colleagues the opportunity to pay their respects and watch the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,’ according to a Primark spokesperson.

Primark in Bristol city centre.

Cribbs Causeway

Cribbs Causeway has not yet indicated a change to its current trading hours but is awaiting further official information from the government.

The shopping centre’s usual Monday trading hours are 9.30am - 8pm.