Locate nearest shops selling booze all night
Welcome to 24 Hour Alcohol, the place to find your local 24 hour off licence and alcohol delivery service in the UK.
Use the new 24 Hour Alcohol store locator to find your nearest shop with a licence to sell booze 24 hours. Our database contains the details of all 24 hour off licences in England & Wales, including supermarkets, convenience stores, corner shops, newsagents, grocery stores and petrol filling stations/garages. Over 3500 shops have been granted 24 hour alcohol licences and you can find their exact locations with our 24 hour booze locator. Now you can buy beer & wine at any time of night!
If you can’t get to a 24hr shop, take a look at 24 hour alcohol delivery to find out if you can get booze delivered instead.
Important information about the 24 hour shops listed on this website
The 24 Hour Alcohol database contains details of all retail premises in England & Wales licensed to sell alcohol 24 hours. Just because a shop is listed as having a 24 hour alcohol licence doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are many shops licensed to sell alcohol 24 hours that have chosen not to open all night.
Where possible, we’ve listed opening times of stores in our database but as trading hours of individual shops may change from time to time, this data is for guidance only. We’ve tried to list the phone number for each 24 hour off licence so you can confirm opening times before setting off on your quest for 24 hour booze. It’s always worth checking if you are going out of your way to buy booze late at night, as even 24/7 shops may occasionally close for maintenance/refurbishment or due to unforeseen circumstances. If you’re planning to visit a supermarket operated by one of the large grocery chains, you may prefer to use their store locator to check opening times, especially on public/bank holidays, during the run-up to Christmas and Easter Holidays (Good Friday, Easter Sunday, & Easter Monday) when trading hours may vary.
Please note that large 24 hour supermarkets (Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons) are not legally allowed to open 24 hours on Sundays, due to Sunday trading laws in England and Wales, so are only an option during the week and on Friday night – they aren’t any use in the early hours of Sunday morning, aka Saturday night. Smaller convenience stores, corner shops and service station forecourts are not restricted by Sunday trading regulations so are free to open 24/7. Read more about what time 24 hour supermarkets are allowed to sell alcohol and open on Sundays.
It’s also worth noting that some shops in our 24 Hour Alcohol database marked as “not currently open 24 hours” may still open late into the night, or open early in the morning, so it could be worth giving them a quick call to check if they are open at the time you are planning to visit.
The majority of 24 hour petrol stations, along with some 24 hour convenience stores, shut their shop doors at night and transactions are conducted through a night pay window/hatch.
The law which permits 24 hour drinking (Licensing Act 2003) doesn’t apply in Scotland, so there are no 24 hour off licences in Scotland. Only shops in England & Wales have the option of applying for a premises licence to sell alcohol all night.
You must be over 18 years of age to buy alcohol in the UK, however, some shops operate “Challenge 21” or “Challenge 25” schemes, where anyone that appears to be aged under 21/25 is asked for proof of age, so if that’s you, don’t forget your ID!
We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure the information published on this website is accurate but 24 Hour Alcohol assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions. Please help us keep our database up to date by letting us know if you do spot incorrect data.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Lockdown: Supermarkets, corner shops, off licences & petrol stations have been classed as essential premises by the government so are currently allowed to remain open. Tesco & Asda supermarkets have suspended 24 hour opening for the foreseeable future, with Tesco stores now closing at 10pm and most Asda stores closing at 8pm (this week the closing time of some Asda stores was extended to 10pm). Many other 24 hour shops in our database are open for business as usual, however, the situation is changing daily and some retailers have reduced opening times or closed entirely, so we highly recommend phoning ahead to check that your local 24hr shop is still open as normal during lockdown to avoid a wasted journey. Stay safe!
Gone are the days of not being able to buy alcohol after hours: now that you’ve found our database of shops selling booze 24 hours, you can locate your nearest 24 hour shop with a licence to sell alcohol around the clock and buy alcoholic beverages at any time of the day or night. Enjoy your access to late night booze but be sure to always drink responsibly!