As a symbol of respect on Monday, the day of the Queen’s funeral, many stores, theatres, and schools will be closed.
Monday has been proclaimed a bank holiday, meaning that many businesses will be closed and numerous doctor’s appointments have been rescheduled.
A bank holiday has been declared, meaning that many businesses will be closed and many GP appointments have been rescheduled.
Several pub groups have stated that their establishments will remain open throughout the day, with Stonegate stating that it will broadcast the Queen’s burial at 11 a.m.
During the burial, a large security operation will be in place, and transport will be interrupted around the capital, with TFL describing it as the “greatest event and challenge” in its history.
Some of the largest retail establishments will be closed or partially shuttered so that employees can pay their respects to the Queen.
The supermarkets Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Lidl, and Aldi were among those closing for the day.
Tesco’s UK chief executive, Jason Tarry, expressed his condolences to the royal family as well as his gratitude to Her Majesty the Queen for her continuous devotion.
Tesco announced that its Express convenience stores will open at 5 p.m., but a few convenience stores in central London and Windsor would remain open.
Others, including Sainsbury’s, have said that convenience stores and gas stations will open at 5 p.m.
Asda announced it will close its stores for the burial, but all of its supermarkets will reopen at 5 p.m. on Monday, with employees receiving double pay.
Retailers like Primark and Marks & Spencer, as well as cinema brands like Cineworld and Odeon, will close for the day.
Waterstones announced that it will close all of its bookstores.
McDonald’s restaurants will be closed from midnight to 5 p.m., while practically all Greggs locations will be closed.
Individual firms would be responsible for deciding whether to be open or closed, according to Downing Street.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman stated that the day of the funeral will be a “typical bank holiday.”
Individual firms must determine what is best for them and debate the matter with their employees, but there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
Premier Inn hotels are among the firms opting to stay open.
JD Wetherspoon stated that bars in downtown London, railway stations, and airports will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, but the majority of its pubs will not open until after the funeral, at approximately 1 p.m.