Queen Elizabeth II funeral: All the places closing on 19 September - from McDonalds to Center Parcs
Some of the UK’s places and companies will shut their doors to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her funeral. Here is a full list, as of Wednesday, 14 September 2022.
Her Majesty, who died peacefully at her Balmoral Castle residence in Scotland on Thursday, 8 September, will be laid to rest on Monday.
The UK’s longest-reigning monarch will be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, joining the Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret.
In commemoration, many companies and places will shut their doors to allow workers time to mourn and show respects to the late-Queen.
But which specific companies and places are scheduled to close on Monday, 19 September 2022? Here is everything you need to know.
All the places closing for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral
The following are all the different places and companies officially closing to commemorate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral on Monday, 19 September:
Schools and nurseries
As the day of the state funeral was formally announced as a bank holiday, all schools and nurseries will be closed on Monday.
Most of the major supermarket chains across the country have revealed that they will be closed for the Queen’s funeral on Monday.
Tesco superstores will be closed, however the Express stores will remain open but only from 5 pm and 10 pm.
The likes of M&S, Sainsbury’s, Argos, Lidl, Aldi, Morrisons and Waitrose will also remain closed all of Monday out of respect for Her Majesty.
Whilst Asda and Co-op supermarkets will be closed all day until 5 pm, when they will reopen.
Other UK shops and DIY stores
A majority of the country’s other stores, such as all 191 Primark outlets, will be closed to mark the funeral.
DIY stores, such as Homebase and B&Q, will shut their doors, whilst the likes of WHSmith, Poundland, Dunelm, Currys and John Lewis will also close on Monday.
Blue Diamond Garden Centres, Harrods and Ikea have also announced they will not be open for customers.
Cinemas and bowling alleys
One of the biggest cinema chains in the UK, Odeon, has confirmed that they close on the day of the Queen’s state funeral.
Whilst Hollywood Bowl cinemas will only remain closed until 1:30 pm on Monday.
Despite complaints, Center Parcs had confirmed that all five UK parks will close for 24 hours from 10 am on the day of the state funeral.
However, they have since backtracked and now only two will remain closed for the funeral.
Royal Mail has confirmed that it will suspend its post services on the day of the Queen’s funeral.
Food places and restaurants
Billion pound food corporation McDonalds announced that all of its branches will close on Monday out of respect for the Her Majesty’s state funeral.
However, they will reopen at 5 pm.
Whilst Greggs have revealed that they too will shut up shop on Monday, with only a very limited number of branches remaining open.