ANOTHER bank holiday Monday has rolled around, providing the ideal opportunity to tick off all those rainy day tasks from our to-do lists.
Here are the opening hours for your nearest B&M store…
When is B&M stores open over the bank holiday?
Ordinarily, most UK B&M stores are open between 9am and 8pm.
The majority of stores will keep to the same trading hours on bank holiday Monday.
It is important to note, however, that some branches may be shut or they might have slightly different hours.
We advise you check your local store opening times before you set off.
How can I check my local B&M store opening hours?
Using the B&M Store Finder, you can find out detailed information about opening times.
You can also use the tool to discover the location or you nearest store.
The interactive map on the site will help you find alternative stores, should your regular branch be closed.
What is a bank holiday?
A bank holiday is a public holiday in the UK when most people are given an extra day off work.
It was Liberal MP John Lubbock who first tabled the Bank Holidays Act of 1871 and said its aim was to ease pressure on workers by giving them an extra four days off.
At that point, those days were Easter Monday, the first Monday in August, Whit Monday and Boxing Day.
Over the years more have been added, and England and Wales now has a total of eight bank holidays – including Good Friday, Christmas Day, May Day and New Year’s Day.
Scotland has nine and Northern Ireland has ten.
They were given the name bank holidays as banks are closed – and if they can’t do business, no-one else can.
Similarly, schools are shut on bank holidays, and transport services are often scaled back.