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Open 24 Hours Except When Closed (Click Header for Full Entry)

Posted on March 7, 2010 with 0 comments

I’m sure Britain is a much more round-the-clock culture than it used to be, but it is still much less so than the US. Here are the opening hours at our local Asda (a supermarket chain owned by Wal-Mart).


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We think this is due to the Sunday trading act of 1994, which allows retail establishments in England and Wales (above a certain number of square feet) to open on Sunday for a maximum of six hours, between 10am and 6pm only. Before that, they couldn’t open for business at all on Sunday.