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All the things that are cancelled or closed over King's Coronation weekend

Final preparations are being made for the coronation of King Charles ahead of a historic weekend.

And members of the public will see some big changes. Opening hours for shops, supermarkets and pubs have been altered.

There will also be changes in the football schedule and which programmes you'll be able to watch on television, reports The Mirror. Here's a list of things that will be impacted this weekend.

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Forget about your usual shows, as there will be wall to wall coverage of the Coronation on our screens. There will be no escaping all things royal as BBC One and Two will both be showing live coverage, as well as ITV and Sky.

Kirsty Young and Huw Edwards are among the BBC presenting team, while Tom Bradby and Julie Etchingham front ITV's offering and Dame Joanna Lumley joins Sky.

Standing out from the crowd is Channel 4, who will be offering an alternative Coronation experience with their Andrew - The Problem Prince documentary about the Duke of York's awkward interview with Emily Maitlis. They will also be showing films such as Johnny English and Star Trek Beyond to "provide an escape from the pomp and ceremony".

The BBC is also airing coverage of the Coronation concert from Windsor Castle on Sunday night from 8pm.


As far as football is concerned, no matches will be played during the ceremony. Half of the planned Premier League games have been moved from Saturday, but there will still be some matches to enjoy later in the day.

There will be no early kick off to avoid a clash with the ceremony, so the earliest fixtures will kick off at 3pm. In a major shake-up, Manchester City's match against Leeds United will be televised, as the usual blackout on 3pm games being shown on TV has been relaxed for this special day. And only one game, Tottenham against Crystal Palace, will be played in London on Saturday.

There has been more disruption to other leagues, with all 36 games from the EFL being switched to a different day. The final matches in League One will now all be played at 12pm on Sunday, League Two games will be 12.30pm on Monday and the Championship season comes to a close at 3pm on Monday..


Students and teachers will get a day off on Monday due to the extra bank holiday taking place. Schools have been taking part in a number of activities to mark the special ceremony, with parties, competitions and parades happening in lots of different places.

Roads and transport

Major road closures are taking place in central London along the Coronation Procession route and other busy areas. Roads around St James's Park, Westminster, Waterloo, Charing Cross, Westminster Bridge and Embankment will be closed.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport sent letters to all residents and businesses who will be affected by road closures over the weekend. Vehicles including cars, buses, coaches, vans, trucks, motorbike and bicycles will not be allowed into the restricted event areas.

The event restrictions for the ceremony itself will begin at 7pm this Friday and will be in place until Sunday.

With millions of extra people set to be in London for the Coronation, Network Rail has warned passengers to 'allow extra time and check live updates'.


There is no obligation for shops to be shut during the ceremony on Saturday - and none have announced they are going to close. While major chains will be open, small businesses may decide to give staff the day off to watch the Coronation.

Most shops will be open on bank holiday Monday but with reduced opening hours. It's believed people will spend £3.22bn more than they do during a typical May bank holiday, which is usually £4.80bn on these weekends.

The majority of this spend - £1.17bn - will be seen by supermarkets, convenience stores, and corner shops as shoppers stock up their fridges.


Banks will be open for normal operating hours on Saturday, but most are usually only available to go into in the morning.

Most will be shut on Sunday as usual, with Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest and Santander generally closed - but Metro Bank stores will be open. The clue really is in the name for bank holiday Monday - with everyone apart from Metro Bank closing up for the day.


Tesco told The Mirror its stores will operate with normal trading hours this Saturday and Sunday. On the bank holiday Monday, most Tesco stores will open from 8am to 6pm and some may be open until 8pm.

While Tesco Express stores will be open as normal, opening at 6am or 7am and closing between 10pm and 11pm.

On Saturday and Sunday, Morrisons will be trading under their normal hours - and majority of stores will be open from 7am until 8pm on Monday. On Saturday, Sainsbury's superstores will be open at either 6am or 7am and will shut at either 10pm or 11pm.

Sainsbury's told The Mirror that the majority of its stores will be open from 8am until 8pm on bank holiday Monday. Sainsbury's convenience stores will be open from normal on bank holiday Monday from 7am until either 10pm or 11pm.

Asda will be operating under normal hours over the Coronation weekend, and the majority of stores will be opening from 7am to 8pm on Monday. On Saturday, Aldi stores will be opening as normal from 8am and closing at 10pm - and will close slightly earlier on Monday at 8pm.

Pubs, clubs and bars

Pubs, clubs and bars in England and Wales will serve customers for an extra two hours between Friday and Sunday.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has extended licensing hours from the normal 11pm to 1am to allow people to "enjoy an extra pint or two" as it is "a momentous occasion deserving of special celebration".

On Monday, it is down to each individual venue as to whether they want to open, but few will miss the chance to get the bank holiday crowd in.

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