JD Westherspoon has announced that their central London, railway station and airport pubs will stay open on when the Queen’s funeral takes place on Monday.
A spokesman for the company said, “Pub company Wetherspoon is opening its pubs in central London, rail stations and airports and all of its hotels (hotels will be open for resident guests only) during normal trading hours from 8am until midnight on Monday September 19.
“The majority of its pubs will open later than usual, after the state funeral, at approximately 1pm and will remain open during normal trading hours after that.”
Downing Street has stated that it is up to individual businesses on how they want to approach the new bank holiday for the Queen’s funeral.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said that the day of the funeral will operate as “a standard bank holiday.”
“Obviously individual businesses will need to make the decisions about what’s right for them and discuss with their employees but there is obviously no one-size-fits-all approach.”
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