Everything cancelled or closed on King's coronation weekend – including shut shops & special TV schedule | The Sun

AS the nation kick off the long weekend for the King's coronation here is a list of things which have been cancelled in a TV schedule shakeup or shops which are closed.

Celebrations for the historical event are taking over the country today with many Brits throwing street parties or tuning in to watch Charles be crowned.

The UK's economy will see a huge boost with over £8million expected to pour in from tourists and royal fans.

However, it does bring simple tasks, like doing a food shop, to a halt as many stores adopt bank holiday opening hours or shut completely.

With channels set to stream the two-hour ceremony plus the recession before and after, usual TV programmes will be shaken-up.


BBC One and Two will be showing all things Royal today.


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They will have live coverage of the event all day.

ITV and Sky will also be broadcasting the coronation.

Channel 4 however, will be showing films such as Johnny English and Star Trek Beyond if people want to watch something different.


Road around London began shutting down from 4pm on Friday.

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They will remain closed until 9pm today.

From Mayfair to Waterloo and down to Victoria – the area will be relatively out of action for drivers from 7pm on Friday until the end of Saturday.

These include The Mall, Constitution Hill, Birdcage Walk, Trafalgar Square, and Victoria Street.

The City of Westminster warns "roads and parks around central London will be affected by significant road closures and parking suspensions".

Councils have also approved 3,087 road closures for gatherings marking the royal event, according to the road management company one.network.

However, Transport for London has promised there will be no closures on public transport to accommodate for the royal festivities.


There is no obligation for shops to close today but some small shops may opt to shut so check opening hours in your local area.

Many supermarkets will trade under their normal hours but could chose to adopt bank hol opening hours on Monday.

On Monday, Asda will open as usual today but will shut at 8pm

The majority of Tesco's larger stores will be open from 8am to 6pm on May 8, although some may stay open until 8pm.

Meanwhile, all Tesco Express stores will be open as normal.

Sainsbury's said most of its larger stores will be open between 8am and 8pm.

The smaller Sainsbury's Local branches will be open as normal from 7am to 11pm.

But these aren't guaranteed opening hours and will vary from branch to branch so you should check ahead to avoid disappointment.

Most Lidl stores across England and Wales will open between 8am and 8pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

Branches in Scotland will be operating their normal Monday opening hours.

However, the discounter told The Sun store opening times may vary depending on where you head and customers should use its store locator to double-check.

Meanwhile, it is predicting that the quietest time to shop will be before 11am and after 4pm.

Aldi will open its stores at the usual time on Monday, May 8, but they will close slightly earlier at 8pm.

All stores in Scotland will be open until 10pm as usual.

Again, it's worth checking Aldi's store locator for your local's opening hours.

Morrisons shoppers will be able to bag their usual trolley or basket of goods on May 8.

The retailer said its stores will open at their usual time, but will be closing at around 8pm, so slightly earlier than usual.

Co-op stores will be open for business as normal on May 8.

Again, opening times may vary from branch to branch so it is worth double-checking the retailer's store locator before venturing out.

You will also still be able to have your groceries delivered to your door with charges ranging from 99p to £2.99.


If Brits love anything, it's a three-day weekend.

Pints will no doubt be flowing as the new King is crowned in the first coronation for 70 years.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has extended licensing hours from the normal 11pm to 1am.

She said the new rules over the weekend will allow people to "enjoy an extra pint or two" as it is "a momentous occasion deserving of special celebration".


Wetherspoon runs nearly 900 pubs across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, so you'll be keen to know whether it's opening its boozers on May 8.

While the chain hasn't confirmed this year whether its pubs will be open on this date, in previous years they have opened as normal with Monday operating hours.

Remember though, opening hours vary from pub to pub so you should always check ahead to see if your local will be open.

You can use its pub locator tool, or call on the phone.

Greene King

Greene King has over 300 pubs in London and a whopping 2,600 in the UK in total.

Opening times vary depending on which pub you go to, but again you can check the pub locator tool on its website to find out what time your local is open on May 8.

We checked out a number of Greene King pubs across the UK and they appear to be operating normal opening hours on this date.

Mitchells and Butlers

Mitchells and Butlers own notable brands including Harvester and Toby Carvery.

But again, opening times across its pubs and restaurants on May 8 may vary depending on which location you head to.

Luckily, the chain has a locator tool which you can use to find your nearest pub or restaurant's opening hours.


With the coronation taking place on a Saturday, the extra bank holiday on Monday means schools are closed.


No football matches will be played while the coronation is on.

A huge chunk of the Premier League games today have been moved to another day – or will just be played later on in the afternoon.

With early kick off completely scrapped, the earliest game of the day will be 3pm.

Only one game – which is Spurs Vs Crystal Palace – will be played in London as the capital prepares to be swarmed.

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In total, 36 games in the EFL have been postponed.

It's understood the Premier League have asked all clubs playing tomorrow to sing the national anthem before kick off.

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