London supermarket opening hours May bank holiday 2022: what time do Lidl and Asda open and close today?

Supermarkets may alter their time due to the May Day bank holiday.

Today is the end of a three day weekend for many, as it is the May Day bank holiday.

This will see the big supermarket chains operate on different operating hours, allowing staff some extra time off, or allow them to work shorter hours.

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When is the May Day bank holiday?

The May Day bank holiday in 2022 is Monday, 2 May, allowing people an extra day off, or working shorter hours.

Morrisons - Southwark

  • Monday 2 May: 7am - 8pm

Visit the Morrisons store locator to check opening times for more stores in your area.

<strong>Tesco</strong> - Lewisham

  • Monday 2 May: 8am - 8pm 

*Please note that this is the time for a Tesco superstore. Express stores around the country are expected to close slightly later than this, whilst petrol filling station times remain the same.

Aldi - Edgware Road

  • Monday 2 May: 8am - 8pm

Visit the Aldi store locator to check opening times for more stores in your area.

Lidl - Tottenham Court Road

  • Monday 2 May: 6am - 11pm

Visit the Lidl store locator to check opening times for more stores in your area.

<strong>Asda</strong> - Park Royal

  • Monday 2 May: 7am - 8pm

Visit the london/london/2-20-western-road-park-royal">Asda store locator to check opening times for more stores in your area.

Sainsbury’s Crystal Palace - Penge Superstore

  • Monday 2 May: 7am - 10pm

Visit the Sainsbury’s store locator to check opening times for more stores in your area.

Waitrose - Edgware Road

  • Monday 2 May: 8am - 8pm

Visit the Waitrose store locator to check opening times for more stores in your area.

Co-op Soho - Berwick Street

  • Monday 2 May: 7am - 11pm

Visit the Co-op store locator to check opening times for more stores in your area.

What is May day, and why do we celebrate it?

May Day is usually celebrated on 1 May, or the first Monday of May. It is an ancient festival that marks the first day of summer.

In England, May Day celebrations sometimes include crowning a May Queen, and dancing around a maypole, which is often draped with colourful ribbons.

Early records of maypole dancing and celebrations date as far back as the 14th and 15th century.

What will the weather be like for May Day?

With people possibly working shorter hours and wanting to make use of an extra day off, it’s hopeful the weather will be good.

For London, the weather looks quite bleak and despite some sunny intervals early in the morning, the day descends into clouds for the rest of the day.

A long range forecast from the Met Office for the UK, which covers the start of May to 10 May says:

“Throughout the start of May, much of the south is likely to see continuing dry and sunny spells. Parts of the north and west are more likely to experience cloudier conditions, with spells of mainly light rain or showers at times.

“Winds are expected to remain light and temperatures staying above average for most, but parts of the southeast may experience colder mornings and some late season frost.

“Moving through the period, the weather is likely to become more unsettled in northern and perhaps some central areas, bringing spells of rain and potentially some cooler air at times, whereas its probable southern areas will remain more settled throughout. Temperatures are likely to be above normal for the rest of the country.”