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Queen Elizabeth II Plans and Commemoration

Book of condolence and floral tributes

A book of condolences is now open in the reception area of the Town Hall. The reception area will subsequently be open every day, including weekends from 9am – 5pm.

Anyone wishing to lay a floral wreath or tribute for HM the Queen on the steps of the Town Hall is invited to do so.


Sunday 18th September

Moment of Reflection at 7:30pm

The Town Hall will be lit up especially for the event, but moments before 8pm the lights will go out and hand-held tea lights, which will be provided to those attending, will be the only illumination during the Moment of Reflection.

Starting at 7.30pm there will be readings, prayers and performances and we will also be hearing recollections from Luton people who met the Queen on some of her frequent visits to the town.

For more information, please click here.


Monday 19th September

Bank Holiday

Monday 19th September is a Bank Holiday to commemorate the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Monday 19th September is a Bank Holiday, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral.

This allows individuals, businesses and other organisations to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate her reign.

This Bank Holiday operates in the same way as other bank holidays and there is no statutory entitlement to time off. Employers may include Bank Holidays as part of a worker’s leave entitlement.

Please see a below list of businesses closing: 

  • Icelands
  • Cash Converters
  • Smartphones 4U
  • Coral
  • Admiral
  • Specsavers
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Chaiiwalla
  • Ladbrokes
  • Papa J’s
  • RedLite Clinic
  • A-Plan Insurance
  • Haart Lettings
  • Halifax
  • Santander
  • Nationwide
  • Lloyds
  • Ruby’s Foundation
  • Cineworld
  • Savers
  • One Below
  • Luton Central Library

Opening later: 

  • McDonald’s – closed until 5pm
  • Zandra’s opening at 4pm
  • The Tanning Shop

The Mall is trading from 10am – 5pm but the best advice is to check with individual stores times.

Please visit The Mall website here for more details and a list of business hours.


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