Are shops in London open during Easter?

Easter in LondonI am coming to London for Easter and I therefore wonder if shops will be open on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday? And what about Easter Sunday and Monday?

Answer: Thank you for the question! Luckily shops in London are open on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, though some shops might close a bit earlier than normal on the Saturday. Larger shops are all closed on the Sunday and also on Monday. Smaller shops and restaurants will remain open on Sunday and Monday, but in general for the big shoppers, Sunday and Monday should be used for other activities than shopping!

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Easter masses in London

Easter masses in LondonMany people travel away for Easter, and popular destinations like Paris, London and Rome are packed with people during such holidays as Easter. In Paris for example there will be several Easter masses in the Sacre Coeur and in the Notre-Dame church, but if you are looking for some similar church services in London, where and when should you go?

Westminster Abbey
In the Westminster Abbey there will be several masses during Easter. Here you will find a list presenting the most important Easter masses in Westminster Abbey.

Friday 6th, 12:30 – Devotions at the Cross
Friday 6th, 15:00 – Solemn Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord

Saturday 7th, 15:00 – Evensong
Saturday 7th, 20:00 – Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter

Sunday 8th, 8:00 – Holy Communion
Sunday 8th, 10:30 – Sung Eucharist
Sunday 8th, 15:00 – Festal Evensong and Procession
Sunday 8th, 17:45 – Organ Recital
Sunday 8th, 18.30 – A Service of Readings and Music for Easter.

St. Paul’s Cathedral
If you would like to go for an Easter mass in the St. Paul’s Cathedral, here comes a list presenting the different options.

Friday 6th, 10.00 – Mattins and Litany in Procession
Friday 6th, 12:00 – The Three Hours: The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
Friday 6th, 15:00-18:00 – Open church for prayer and contemplation

April 7th, 19:00 – The Easter Liturgy with Baptism and Confirmation and the
First Eucharist of Easter

April 8th, 5:45 – Dawn Eucharist
April 8th, 10:15 – Choral Mattins, Preacher: The Bishop of London
April 8th, 11:30 – Sung Eucharist, Preacher: Canon Mark Oakley
April 8th, 15:15 – Festal Evensong, Preacher: Prebendary Nicholas Mercer
April 8th, 18:00 – Holy Eucharist

If you would like to visit a Pentecostal church in London, then why not check out the Easter services in Kensingtom Temple or in Hillsong? Hillsong Church meets in the Dominion Theatre Easter Sunday at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm. Kensingtom Temple meets by Notting Hill Gate this Sunday at 9am, 11am, 2.30pm, 5pm & 7pm.

God bless you all and happy Easter holiday!