IF you're planning a visit to John Lewis over the Christmas bank holiday, you may want to make sure of opening hours to avoid disappointment.

The John Lewis partnership also encompasses Waitrose, so find out here when the stores are open over the festive holidays.

Is John Lewis open over the Christmas Bank Holiday?

John Lewis will be open on Christmas Eve, but with reduced opening hours.

The John Lewis partnership has said that all stores will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

This includes all Waitrose stores as well.

However, a few smaller Waitrose stores at petrol stations may still be open.


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The majority of John Lewis stores will be open between 9am and 6pm between the Christmas and New Year period.

Use the store locator tool to find out where your nearest shop is and when it will open.

Are shops closed on the Bank Holiday?

The majority of retailers have confirmed the days people will be able to shop in their stores over the Christmas period.

Most shops and supermarkets will be closed for certain days in order to give staff some much-needed time off.

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Almost all stores across the UK are shut on Christmas Day, but there are also a handful of retailers that won't open on Boxing Day either.

Opening hours can vary from branch to branch, so check your local store times before you make the trip.

Most big retailers will have their opening times listed on their websites.

We've rounded up a full list of high street shops and supermarkets' opening and closing times over the next week.

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