Full list of UK bank holidays – from Summer Bank holiday to Queen’s Jubilee

Brits got to enjoy a sun-soaked bank holiday weekend yesterday as the weather finally picked up, with Monday being the hottest day of the year so far in the UK.

The sizzling weather saw plenty of sun-worshippers spend their scorching day off at beaches, parks and natural beauty spots as temperatures soared to the mid-twenties.

People flocked to Britain's best beaches, from Blackpool to Brighton and enjoyed sunbathing at popular attractions like Wembley Stadium and Bolton Abbey.

But when can Brits next look forward to another relaxing three day weekend and plan some extra fun for their time off work?

When is the next bank holiday?

The next bank holiday for England and Wales will be on 30 August 2021 – as the late summer holiday always falls on the final Monday of August.

After that, the next time off will be the public holidays for Christmas, which will happen on Monday 27 December and Tuesday 28 December. Northern Ireland will soon have a bank holiday to mark the Battle of The Boyne, which takes place on July 12 2021. The next long weekend for Scotland will fall on August 2 2021.

Full list of remaining bank holidays

England and Wales

  • 30 August (Monday) – Summer bank holiday
  • 27 December (Monday) – Christmas Day (substitute day)
  • 28 December (Tuesday) – Boxing Day (substitute day)

Scotland

  • 2 August (Monday) – Summer bank holiday
  • 30 November (Tuesday) – St Andrew’s Day
  • 27 December (Monday) – Christmas Day (substitute day)
  • 28 December (Tuesday) – Boxing Day (substitute day)

Northern Ireland

  • 12 July (Monday) – Battle of the Boyne (Orangemen’s Day)
  • 30 August (Monday) – Summer bank holiday
  • 27 December (Monday) – Christmas Day (substitute day)
  • 28 December (Tuesday) – Boxing Day (substitute day)

Although Brits only have a couple more bank holidays scheduled this year, there will be plenty of public holidays to look forward to in 2022.

The Queen plans to mark the Platinum Jubilee with an extra four day weekend – the spectacularly long bank holiday will take place from Thursday June 7 2022.

The once-in-a-lifetime four day weekend will be full of festivities and has been organised to mark Her Majesty's 70 years on the thrown.

There are exciting plans in motion for the Platinum Jubilee, which will be based in London and other major commonwealth locations.

The festivities will allow people to come together to celebrate the Queen's long reign with the help of talents from across the UK's cultural and creative sectors.

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