Outside of London and other main cities, many businesses and shops still close on Sundays, even though trading is legal. During the week, opening hours are generally from 9 or 10am until 5 or 5:30pm. Shop hours may include a late opening one evening a week, usually Thursday. In big city centres, particularly London, shops are generally open longer – often until 7pm and seven days a week.
Museums in London tend to operate late opening hours one day a week, while those outside the capital may have shorter hours, sometimes closing in the morning or for one day a week, often on Mondays.
On public holidays, also known as bank holidays in Britain, banks, offices and some shops, restaurants and attractions close, and transport networks may run a limited number of services.
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