24 Hour Off Licences & Booze Delivery
Welcome to 24 Hour Alcohol – The UK’s only guide to 24 hour off licences & late night alcohol delivery services.
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. The only problem is, it’s not always easy to find alcohol late at night, or in the early hours of the morning, as most 24 hour shops still aren’t licensed to sell alcohol around-the-clock. To solve this problem, we’ve compiled, and continue to maintain, a database of all shops licensed to sell alcohol 24 hours a day, from large superstores and supermarkets to small convenience stores & petrol stations.
If you can’t get down to your nearest 24 hour shop to pick up booze in person, don’t despair, 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 at all. Most on-demand services are same-day delivery specialists and can now deliver within the hour, with some firms delivering within just minutes of an order being placed online or over the phone. Daytime and 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 we will help you find off licences and 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”, thanks to the Licensing Act 2003, which enables premises to apply for extended hours, with the potential to sell booze open 24/7. The Licensing Act 2003, widely known as the 24 hour drinking law, came into effect on 24 November 2005 and since that date, premises that have been granted 24 hour licences by the local licensing authority where they are situated, can supply alcoholic beverages 24 hours per day.
COVID-19 Alcohol Sales Times Update
From 24 September 2020, shops in Wales had to stop selling alcohol between 10pm-6am due to temporary Welsh COVID-19 regulations (aka the alcohol curfew) which applied to all licensed premises in Wales. The good news is, the restrictions finally came to an end on 26 April 2021, so shops in Wales can now sell alcohol at the usual times they are licensed to sell alcohol, which means shops with 24 hour alcohol licences can go back to selling alcohol all-night and 24 hour delivery services can deliver alcohol at night again.
In England, COVID-19 restrictions only applied to pubs, bars etc. but not shops, which have had no restrictions on alcohol sales times during the pandemic. So supermarkets, convenience stores, petrol stations & alcohol delivery services in England have been able to continue to sell alcohol during the standard hours specified on their licences.
Reduced opening times at 24 hour supermarkets due to COVID-19
Tesco & Asda were the only large supermarket chains that operated 24 hour stores but when the Coronavirus pandemic arrived back in March 2020, both companies swiftly suspended 24 hour opening at all of their stores. Around half of all Asda stores that traded 24 hours pre-Coronavirus have now returned to 24 hour opening. Only six Tesco Superstores & Extra stores in England & Wales are now open 24 hours (with the exception of some Tesco Express convenience stores, mostly located within Esso garages, which are open 24/7). In the run up to Christmas 2020 and 2021, Tesco started opening 24 hours at over 300 stores, however, all but six 24 hour Tesco stores went back to reduced opening times again.
Morrisons supermarkets have never opened 24 hours but towards the end of 2020, Morrisons applied for 24 hour alcohol licences at various supermarkets & petrol stations across the country and were planning to open over 100 Morrisons superstores 24 hours a day the week before Christmas, but the plans were cancelled at the last minute.
Many small 24 hour convenience stores and petrol station forecourt shops remain open 24 hours every day of the year and it’s easy to find one near you by searching our 24 Hour Alcohol database. On-demand alcohol delivery is also available 24/7 so if you’re located in an area that’s covered, you can get drinks, tobacco, snacks, fast food & groceries delivered straight to your door within minutes of ordering online.
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. It provides information regarding 24 hour supermarkets reducing opening times due to the Coronavirus pandemic and also states any current COVID-19 restrictions on times supermarkets can sell alcohol.
Order alcohol on-demand for delivery direct to your door
When you need booze at night, or even during the day, but can’t visit a 24 hour shop to grab a bottle of your favourite tipple, 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 for the better. Getting drinks delivered is as easy as ordering food online from a takeaway. Choose from a selection of beers, wines, spirits, champagne, lager, ale, 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. Some on-demand delivery services provide not just beverages and smokes but also grocery products and other essentials.
View our section dedicated to Alcohol Delivery to learn more about the delivery of booze on-demand and how to place an order for delivery now. Don’t forget, some booze delivery companies don’t open 24 hours, but most do open all night, so are handy when you feel like a drink after hours. Some also deliver during the day and evening.
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.
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 superstores & 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 extensive research has revealed that, unfortunately, these types of establishments that are licensed to sell booze 24 hours, don’t generally open 24 hours a day, so spending the time and effort compiling this information seemed pretty pointless. There are nightlife directories online that can point you in the right direction of venues open late (remember us for the pre-drinks or after-party booze-run).
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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. You can also call 24 Hour Alcohol on 020 8144 2424 or 0161 818 2424.
Thanks for visiting 24 Hour Alcohol, the only UK website that lists 24 hour off licences in England & Wales. 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 and many retailers operate the “Challenge 25” scheme, which means if you look under 25, you’ll be asked to produce ID to confirm you’re aged over 18 when purchasing alcohol.