Black Friday
Black Friday hits the stores on 25 November. Check out certain shops opening times ahead of schedule to be the first ones there... Justin Tallis / Getty

While many retailers have been offering up online discount deals for the past few weeks now, Black Friday officially hits stores on 25 November. With big names such as GAME, Tesco, House Of Fraser, Marks & Spencer and Next all taking part, eager shoppers better start preparing as soon as possible.

To help you out, IBTimes UK has compiled a list of some of the most notable stores' opening times on the day – with many opening their doors earlier than usual for the event – in order for you to get down as early as possible and potentially beat the queues...


Argos – from 8am, while this is the usual opening time for some larger stores, many are opening one earlier for the event

Apple – 10am, usual time for the store

Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, Kent. 8am. Centre opening one hour earlier than usual however some store opening hours may vary

Boots – from 8am across most stores, no change

Carphone Warehouse – 8am, opening one hour earlier than usual

Curry's/PC World – 6am, opening three hours earlier than usual. Expect to be very busy

Debenhams – from 7am in London stores. From 8am in other larger stores

GAME – from 8pm on Thursday 24 November in many store locations. It's advisable to check on your local store's Twitter beforehand whether it is participating in the same way

Harrods, Knightsbridge, south west London – 10am, usual time for the store

House Of Fraser – 8am, most stores are opening one hour earlier than usual

intu, Bromley – 8am, opening one hour earlier

intu, Lakeside, Grays, Essex – 9am, no change from the shopping centre's usual opening hours

John Lewis – no change from usual shopping hours. Deals and discounts will go live on the site at midnight on Thursday 24 November

Marks & Spencer – from 8am in Covent Garden and Cardinal Place, Victoria, London. Same goes for other larger stores across the UK. Elsewhere, the store will open at 9am as usual

Next – from 7am in some London stores in locations such as The Strand, Fenchurch Street and Victoria Plaza

Sainsbury's – from 6am. Supermarkets are known to be some of the busiest retailers on Black Friday so be sure to arrive as early as possible for the best deals

Superdrug – from 7am to 7:30am across most London stores

Tesco – from 5am across 700 stores in the UK

Westfield, Stratford, east London – 8am, opening two hours earlier than usual for the event