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Opening times

The tourist information centres are open during normal business hours, usually between 10am and 4pm, and sometimes longer.

Shops open between 9am and 10am, although some bakeries and newsagents open at 6am. Pharmacies open from 8am. Most shops in the town and city centres do not close for lunch. From Monday to Saturday, shops normally close between 6pm and 8pm. Banks and post offices close by 6pm at the latest.

Shops are closed on Sunday, with the exception of bakeries which generally open on Sunday mornings. Cafés and cake shops are open on Sunday afternoons. Many filling stations have very long opening hours, sometimes around the clock. It is possible to shop there outside normal opening hours, as they often sell food, newspapers and other everyday basics as well as fuel.

Hairdressers are open during normal business hours, but closed on Mondays.

Doctors' surgery times are usually 9am - 12pm and 3pm to 6pm or by appointment. Many doctors' practices are closed on Wednesdays.

Museums are generally closed on Mondays.