Christmas Last Posting Dates and Opening Hours

  • December 1, 2016
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Yes, it’s that time of year again, where we publish our Christmas last posting dates and shop opening hours !


Last Posting Dates – UK

ServiceLast Posting Date
Economy DeliveryFriday 16th December
Royal Mail 48 / Tracked 48Monday 19th December
Royal Mail 24 / Tracked 24Tuesday 20th December
Royal Mail Special DeliveryWednesday 21st December
Interlink ExpressWednesday 21st December

Don’t forget that around this time of year, Royal Mail can get very busy and their service times will slip. For most of December, it’s fair to expect the “48” services to take 4-5 days minimum. I definitely advise you not to leave things until the last minute !


Last Posting Dates – International

ServiceLast Posting Date
Africa, Middle EastFriday 2nd December
Asia, Cyprus, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia), Far East (including Japan)Tuesday 6th December
Caribbean, Central and South AmericaWednesday 7th December
Australia, Greece, New ZealandFriday 9th December
Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, PolandTuesday 13th December
Canada, Finland, Sweden, USAWednesday 14th December
Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, SwitzerlandThursday 15th December
Belgium, France, Ireland, LuxembourgFriday 16th December

Shop Opening Hours

Monday 19th December10am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 20th December10am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 21st December10am – 5.30pm
Thursday 22nd December10am – 8pm
Friday 23rd December10am – 5.30pm
Saturday 24th December10am – 4.30pm (ish…)
Sunday 25th DecemberClosed
Monday 26th DecemberClosed
Tuesday 27th DecemberClosed
Wednesday 28th December10am – 5pm
Thursday 29th December10am – 5pm
Friday 30th December10am – 5pm
Saturday 31st December10am -4pm
Sunday 1st January10am – 4pm
Monday 2nd JanuaryClosed
Tuesday 3rd January10am – 5.30pm


One or two of these closing times are likely to be a bit flexible. If we’re busy, we’ll stay open, if we get bored of seeing tumbleweed float past, we might just escape a few minutes early. Even shop staff deserve a bit of time to relax over Christmas !