Those of you who think they might be able to nip out to the local Tesco on Easter Day morning to pick up your last-minute chocolate eggs and lamb gravy, you may be disappointed. Trading laws dictate that any shop in the UK of more than 280 square metres in size, which is usually open between 10am and 6pm on a Sunday, must close for Easter Day.

In Scotland these restrictions do not apply, so you can shop at the last minute. But for everyone else wanting to know when they can cram in a little more chocolate-shopping, IBTimes UK has all the store openings so you can guarantee you are prepared.

Easter opening times
Sainsbury\'s stores such as this will be closed on Easter Day in the UK and Republic of Ireland Getty
Easter opening times
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