What Are B&A Opening Times Like?
Bank holidays are known for being very busy times at the many traditional UK banks. However with the current economic climate and the pressures of many family budgets, it is not only busy times at the bank that people are struggling to meet. Now more than ever, people are struggling to get affordable prices on a daily basis. In this article I want to highlight some of the b&m opening times which are likely to be open during the bank holiday period.
Bank holidays Monday to Saturday: It is well known that the UK banking holiday opening hours are usually from Monday to Saturday and sometimes come further out in France. Bank holiday opening hours tend to vary, but usually from Tuesday to Thursday evening. So, when are these popular times for you to go into your branch and book things? The most obvious times are Sunday and Wednesday evening, and possibly early next Monday afternoon.
Bank holidays Monday to Friday: This is the best type of opening for many people, as it allows you access to the entire board during the day. With the high demand for opening hours during the summer months, many b&aps open later in the afternoon to allow customers to take advantage of the cheaper rates available. Bank holiday opening hours open from Tuesday to Thursday evening, so make sure that you check online hours before you go in to ensure that you get the cheapest seats.
Bank holidays Saturday to Sunday: Bank holidays on Saturday and Sunday tend to be a bit busier than normal, as most of the shops are closed over the weekend. Make sure you arrive early to make sure that you can get a seat before everyone else, and to avoid any delays once you get there. It can be very busy on Saturday and sometimes crowded even on Sunday morning. So try your best to arrive at least an hour prior to the start of the sale, or try to find a friend that can come along – it’s really not worth buying anything if it’s going to be sold at full price anyway.
What about the weekends? Saturday and Sunday are also popular times for shopping centres to open their doors. The crowds tend to be smaller, though. Bank holiday opening times tend to be quite early on Fridays and Saturday, and again, it’s always better to arrive early if you want to get a good seat. Bank holidays are usually very busy, so if you’re looking to go into one during these times, it’s a good idea to call well in advance. Check online opening times for your chosen shopping centre to see when they tend to open.
What about midweek? This is a great time for shopping centres to open, as you can often find fantastic deals on the first and last day of the week. These are the busiest times, and you’ll probably be busier than you would be on a weekend. Always book your trip as far in advance as possible, so you know the exact time your B&m will open.
How does it work if you can’t make it on the day? Don’t panic. Many B&ing stores offer a same day delivery service. If you know what day you’re coming, you can arrange with them to have the opening manager meet you there, and show you around. You can even have a DVD of the opening proceedings, to watch as you walk around!
It’s not always easy to get the B&ing store to open on time. Some will try to sell you in advance, and others will get in their way. It’s always worth calling them up, or asking a trusted friend who’s been to the store before. You never know – You may find out that you can get an exclusive discount for booking in advance. Also, you don’t want to miss your chance to check out the new store when it opens!