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

Service Last Posting Date
Economy Delivery Friday 16th December
Royal Mail 48 / Tracked 48 Monday 19th December
Royal Mail 24 / Tracked 24 Tuesday 20th December
Royal Mail Special Delivery Wednesday 21st December
Interlink Express Wednesday 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

Service Last Posting Date
Africa, Middle East Friday 2nd December
Asia, Cyprus, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia), Far East (including Japan) Tuesday 6th December
Caribbean, Central and South America Wednesday 7th December
Australia, Greece, New Zealand Friday 9th December
Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland Tuesday 13th December
Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA Wednesday 14th December
Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland Thursday 15th December
Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg Friday 16th December

Shop Opening Hours

Monday 19th December 10am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 20th December 10am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 21st December 10am – 5.30pm
Thursday 22nd December 10am – 8pm
Friday 23rd December 10am – 5.30pm
Saturday 24th December 10am – 4.30pm (ish…)
Sunday 25th December Closed
Monday 26th December Closed
Tuesday 27th December Closed
Wednesday 28th December 10am – 5pm
Thursday 29th December 10am – 5pm
Friday 30th December 10am – 5pm
Saturday 31st December 10am -4pm
Sunday 1st January 10am – 4pm
Monday 2nd January Closed
Tuesday 3rd January 10am – 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 !