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Local pharmacy opening hours over the bank holiday

August bank holiday weekend is fast approaching and as many look forward to spending time with friends and family, local people are reminded to plan ahead making sure they have enough medicines and use NHS services wisely over the long weekend.

A&E departments are for life-threatening illnesses only and very busy during bank holidays. Using the right health service for your needs can prevent you waiting around in A&E, ensure you receive more appropriate treatment more quickly and free up local A&E staff to help those patients with the most serious conditions.

Around 40 per cent of people who attend A&E departments are discharged requiring no treatment and could have received the help they needed more swiftly elsewhere. Residents shouldn’t use the ambulance service and A&E as an alternative to their GP. If your GP practice is closed you can call South East London Doctors on Call on 0203 693 9066 where they can provide you with an over-the-phone consultation or ask you to attend one of their clinics for an out-of-hours appointment.

Health services available locally can be found by visiting the NHS Choices website. Below is a list of local pharmacy opening hours over the bank holiday.





Telephone number

Opening times


Boots Pharmacy

Waterloo Station, London SE1 7LY

020 7928 1073

09:00 - 21:00


Boots Pharmacy

449 Brixton Road, London SW9 8HH

020 7274 4281

10:00 - 18:00


Boots Pharmacy

206-208 Streatham High Rd SW16 1BB

020 8769 1165

11:00 - 17:00


Boots Pharmacy

174 - 180 Clapham High St, London SW4 7UG

020 7622 1519

10:00 - 18:00


Sainsbury’s Pharmacy

480 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 3PY

0208 679 7016

09:00 - 19.00


Sainsbury’s Pharmacy

62 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2LF

0207 705 1984

10:00 - 17:00


Sainsbury’s Pharmacy

St Thomas's Hospital, Lambeth Road SE1 7EH

0207 200 8310

11:00 - 18:00


Tesco Pharmacy

227 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QU

020 7411 9547

11.00 - 16.00


Westbury Pharmacy

84-92 Streatham High Rd SW16 1BS

020 8769 1919

9.00 - Midnight


You can go to Guy’s Urgent Care Centre at Guy’s Hospital without an appointment if you have a minor illness or injuries like cuts, burns, sprains and suspected breaks. For everyday cuts and bruises, please visit your local pharmacist as they are qualified to advise on health issues and medication as well as treat headaches, an upset stomach or other common ailments.

You can also call NHS 111 if you need medical help fast but are unsure where to go. It is free to use and will direct you to the right local service, or give health advice that is best able to meet your needs.