24 Hour Off Licences & Booze Delivery
Welcome to 24 Hour Alcohol – Your guide to 24 hour off licences and late night alcohol delivery services in the UK.
Since 24 hour drinking was introduced in England & Wales, it’s been possible to buy booze at any time of night from premises with 24 hour alcohol licences. It’s not always easy to find alcohol late at night or in the early hours of the morning, so we’ve compiled a database of all shops licensed to sell alcohol 24 hours a day.
If you can’t get down to your nearest 24 hour shop to buy booze at night, on-demand alcohol delivery is a brilliant alternative. Simply order beers, wines and spirits online and your drinks will be dropped off direct to your door in no time. Late night booze delivery is available in a growing number of locations. In large cities like London and Manchester, delivery speeds can be so fast, it’s almost instant alcohol delivery!
24hr Off Licences
Locate your nearest shop licensed to sell alcohol 24 hours. Includes supermarkets, convenience stores & garages.
Find a local late night drinks delivery service and order beer, wine & booze online for almost instant home delivery.
Here at 24 Hour Alcohol you can find off licences and alcohol delivery services licensed to sell alcohol 24 hours a day, so you can buy booze late at night or early in the morning. All off licences and drink delivery services listed on this website are legally allowed to sell alcohol “after hours”, due to 24 hour drinking laws in England & Wales that came into effect in 2005 (Licensing Act 2003).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: From 24 September 2020, shops in Wales are no longer allowed to sell alcohol after 10pm and before 6am due to new temporary Welsh COVID-19 regulations which apply to all licensed premises in Wales. In England, the new 10pm cut-off time only applies to the “on trade” (pubs, bars, restaurants etc.) but NOT off licences! So supermarkets, convenience stores & petrol stations in England can continue to sell alcohol between the hours specified on their licence. So just to be crystal clear, a shops with a 24 hour alcohol licence in England can still sell alcohol all-night, however, a shop with a 24 hour alcohol licence in Wales must now stop selling alcohol between 10pm-6am.
Tesco & Asda supermarkets suspended 24 hour opening back in March 2020, with most Tesco & Asda stores closing at 10pm (some have since extended opening times until midnight). A number of Asda stores have now started to resume opening 24 hours again, with more to follow soon. Many other 24 hour shops in our database are open for business as usual, however, some retailers are still operating reduced opening times, so we highly recommend phoning ahead to check that your local 24hr shop is open as normal to avoid a wasted journey. Most on-demand alcohol delivery services have returned to normal, so you can get drinks, cigarettes and groceries delivered to your door almost instantly.
Order alcohol on-demand for delivery direct to your door
When you need booze at night but can’t visit a 24 hour shop, on-demand alcohol delivery is the perfect solution. We’ve all been in a situation where the bevies ran out early and it killed the party. Now that 24 hour alcohol delivery is a reality, it’s changed everything. Getting drinks delivered is as easy as ordering food online from a takeaway. Choose from a selection of beer, wine, spirits, champagne, lager, cider, alcopops, even cigarettes and tobacco, finalise your order and carry on enjoying your night while your alcohol is brought round to your house by a friendly delivery driver.
View our section dedicated to Alcohol Delivery to learn more about the delivery of booze on-demand and how to place an order. You can also select a specific area to find companies delivering late night drinks to your location: London, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Luton, Watford & St Albans, Slough, Swindon, Chester & Wirral, Liverpool, Norwich, Southampton and Taunton & Yeovil. Don’t forget, some alcohol delivery companies don’t open 24 hours, but most do open all night, so are handy when you feel like a drink after hours.
Buy booze from your nearest shop with a 24 hour alcohol licence
When 24 hour drinking regulations were introduced in England & Wales, many pubs, bars, clubs, supermarkets, convenience stores, corner shops, petrol stations and alcohol delivery services were granted permission to sell 24 hour booze, but most people had no idea how to find out where these premises were located, so couldn’t legitimately buy alcoholic beverages at night. To solve this problem, 24 Hour Alcohol has obtained the locations of all 24 hour off licences in the whole of England & Wales, giving you access to booze 24/7.
Find out more about 24 Hour Off Licences or use our nearest 24 hour off licence locator to find shops selling booze all night near your current location. You can also browse all shops licensed to sell alcohol 24 hours by selecting a locality… Wales, Scotland, England: Greater London, Greater Manchester, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, County Durham, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex (Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex), Tyne & Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire.
Just to clarify, an “off licence” is any premises that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises, so when we refer to 24 hour off licences, that includes supermarkets (such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s & Morrisons), convenience stores, newsagents, grocery stores, petrol stations/garages etc. At the moment we don’t list any 24 hour pubs, bars or nightclubs as our research has revealed that generally these types of establishments that are licensed to sell 24 hour booze don’t actually open 24 hours a day, so spending the time compiling this information seemed pretty pointless.
Unsure what time of night your local large supermarket stops selling alcohol? See our page with details about times supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons stop selling alcohol.
Please Note: Just because a shop is listed as having a 24 hour alcohol licence doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. It’s up to each individual shop to decide whether or not it uses its 24 hour alcohol licence. There are many shops in our database permitted to sell alcohol 24 hours a day that have decided not to remain open all night. It’s also worth noting that large supermarkets (Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Lidl, Aldi etc.) are not allowed to open 24 hours on Sundays due to Sunday trading regulations in England and Wales, which means they are closed on Saturday nights and Sunday nights, therefore 24 hour supermarkets are only useful when you need after hours alcohol on Friday nights or week-nights. Convenience stores and service stations/garages are free to open 24/7 if they wish (subject to planning restrictions). We’ve published opening times of stores where possible but as they are liable to change at any time, they are for guidance only. We’ve tried to include the phone number for each 24 hour off licence so you can confirm opening hours before setting off on your mission to buy 24 hour booze.
Please get in touch if you have any suggestions or come across any 24 hour off licences that aren’t using their 24 hour liquor licence (i.e. they are not selling alcohol at night, even though they are licensed to) so we can update our database.
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Thanks for visiting 24 Hour Alcohol, the only UK website that lists 24 hour off licences. Be sure to always drink responsibly and never ever drink and drive. Remember, you must be over 18 years old to purchase alcohol from a shop or delivery service.