Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New site launched!

I've finally made the new version of opening-times.co.uk live. I've been slowly working on it in my spare time for nearly two years. I'm sure there are some bugs to iron out but I'm glad to have finally made it live.

The old site had been collecting spam, so as I've imported the pages to the new site I've tried to filter it out where possible. I'm waiting to enable editing on the new site until I can find a better way to stop spam from getting added in the first place. If you have suggestions, let me know!

I've also built a way to import from a Google spreadsheet, and hope this might be attractive to people looking to contribute to the site. I'm very grateful for all the contributions that have been made over the years, thank you. I'd like to hear feedback about how I can improve the site for you. I'm aware that some of the data is quite out of date and am looking forward to spending some time focusing on data quality now that the new site is live.

I'm also looking at releasing a public API as I have received quite a lot of emails about this. Thank you for the interest and I'll post again here shortly with the progress. 


  1. Hi,

    I'm currently working on behalf of one of the UK's leading home enhancement retailers and am currently sourcing online product exposure opportunities for them.

    I've come across your site and think it would be a perfect match to my client's needs.

    Do you have an email address I can contact you on?

    Thanks a lot for your time and I hope to hear from you in the near future.

    Kind regards

  2. Hi
    An entry has appeared on your site but the openign times are wrong - I couldn't see an easy way to report errors, something I feel is critical to reassure those listed that mistakes can/will be corrected

    Our correct times are on our website homepage.

    Simon Wilson
    Hull History Centre

  3. Hi Simon

    Thanks for letting me know, I've corrected the information for the Hull History Centre.


    I'm working on a process for alerting when the opening times are incorrect and a for editing them.



    1. Do you have an email address I can contact you on Julian?

      As I have a large amount of store locators that would need their URL changing.


  4. Hi,
    Alas the B&Q store listed as Stourbridge closed several years ago, it is now a branch of Aldi.

  5. The new design looks like a marked improvement :)
    I think the best way to prevent spam is to add a captcha and validate email addresses... It should stop the majority of it getting through!

  6. I have noticed that a lot of the mobile phone numbers in the ads are now missing the zero off the beginning and no +44 replacement.
    Is this an error caused by the update?

  7. The information on Adventurelands is incorrect, how do I change it as last admission is 5.30pm not 6pm


  8. Hi Julian,

    Site looks great, but I've tried sticking in assorted postcodes and it just tells me nothing could be found! I've now tried just the prefix (i.e. CR2) and that gives me a few things, but not much.

    Hope it can be fixed soon.


  9. Hey Julian!

    Please can you alter my shop's opening times? I will reward you with soap if you do.

    Lush Manchester M1 1PT: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10:00 - 6:30, Thursday: 10:00 - 8:00, Saturday: 9:30 - 6:00, Sunday: 11:00 - 5:30.

    Thank you.

    Jen. x

  10. how can we add a new restaurant to opening times?
    ive look though it but cant seen to find it

  11. Homebase Team Valley NE11 0BD, Opening Times Are Incorrect
    Please can they be updated
    Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm
    Saturday 8am to 7pm
    Sunday 10am to 4pm
    Thank you x

  12. Hi, I echo the earlier comment, are you planning to build in post code fuctionality into the new build? This was my favourite feature of the old site and would make me and I am sure others come here again.

  13. When will we be able to enter businesses again?
    I would like to add my companies opening times!

  14. hello, how do i change the timing for " Teasel Graphics " as i can't see any option of changing it form your website.

    if you can change the timing for me that will be great or just remove it.

    New timing is

    Monday to Friday
    9 - 5

  15. What happen to the login page to amend our time?

  16. Please can you advise how to update times, ours our incorrect

  17. Staples Taunton Opening times are incorrect, they are now

    Monday to Friday 9AM to 8PM
    Saturday 9AM to 6PM
    Sunday 10:30 to 4:30

    Please update ASAP as it is causing issues for the store

  18. I like the idea of the site, but it has to have accurate data. It came up first in the search I did for "opening times marks and spencer nottingham". So I headed off to the store after work to get some foreign exchange..... only to find it closes at 6pm instead of 6:30 - I arrived as the town clock struck 6......

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  20. Im not closed all week

    Devonshire Park Kitchens
    8:00 am – 4:00 pmMonday
    8:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday
    8:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday
    8:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday
    8:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday
    8:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday
    Sunday Closed

  21. SCATS Dorchester Opening Hours
    Bank Holidays - 08.30-17.30

    Our Christmas Opening Hours are:
    Christmas Opening Hours
    Christmas Eve Open until 4.00pm
    Christmas Day Closed
    Boxing Day Closed
    Thursday 27th December Normal hours
    Friday 28th December Normal hours
    Saturday 29th December Normal hours
    Sunday 30th December Normal hours
    New Year’s Eve Open until 4.00pm
    New Year’s Day Closed
    Wednesday 2nd January 2013 Normal hours

    Can you update as soon as possible please.

    Can you advise if you will be providing the ability for us to amend the opening times.

  22. Hi,

    Why is no longer the option to edit the company details and opening times?
    Can you please amend details for IT for London?
    If yes please delete '1st Floor' from the address and change the phone number to 020 7993 8690.
    Also there are to IT for London's and people may get confused - can you please delete any of them.

    Many Thanks


  23. Julian we cant amend opening times and details, please allow us to edit these!!!

  24. Hello Julian, i agree with Marc, today we had a customer bang on the glass because he thought our store was open til 5 when actually we shut at half 4.

  25. I'm currently searching for a Post Office that's open later than 5:30pm in London. It would be great if it was possible to search your data for branches of a chain that're going to be open at a particular time?

  26. Update Times - very bad as you are giving out incorrect and not updated data.

    Eg M&S Handforth dean you have as 09.00 - 21.00 in fact they are open 08.00 - 23.00

    People are being misled. This is not good - while allowing you to make money on footfall advertising.

  27. Iv noticed a lot of the phone numbers are now missing the '0' prefix.

    When are you allowing editing again? Not the greatest move IMO as now a lot of businesses have moved/changed details etc etc.

  28. I've noticed a few numbers now have a "0" prefix now too :(

  29. Hi B&Q have recently changed their opening times are you going to update the hours to reflect this as we are receiving complaints from customers who use this website and we have no way of amending the information - DIY.com has the correct information

  30. Hi

    Our listing (shown below) is showing us as closed on a number of days and customers are complaining about it. Would you be so kind as to correct it please?

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 08.30 - 17.30
    Wednesdays 08.30 - 13.00
    Thursdays 08.30 - 20.00


    1. I see that he hasn't bothered with your request

  31. Hi Julian,

    Would you be interested in selling your site?

    How many unique clicks per month do you get?


    [email protected]

  32. ^He may aswell its gone to the dogs since the update

  33. Please remove Saltire Designs from your website: http://www.opening-times.co.uk/saltire-designs-ayr

  34. Hi Admin,

    We would like to make some changes to our website www.teaselgraphics.com

    Please get back to us, thanks

    Teasel Graphics

  35. Site has been compromised. "Sainsburys Meole Brace" has link to hard porn site where website should be. Please fix urgently.

  36. I am trying to find the "Add a new business" link. Pls help!

  37. Guy doesn't give a shit aparently/

    shame, it was a good site.

    At least sell it to someone else

  38. How do we add updates?
    Marks and Spencer
    London Colney
    Barnet Road
    London Colney
    St Albans
    AL2 1AB
    United Kingdom
    01727 828418
    Store Information
    Opening Hours
    Monday 17 Jun 08:00 - 21:00
    Tuesday 18 Jun 08:00 - 21:00
    Wednesday 19 Jun 08:00 - 21:00
    Thursday 20 Jun 08:00 - 21:00
    Friday 21 Jun 08:00 - 21:00
    Saturday 22 Jun 08:00 - 20:00
    Sunday 23 Jun 11:00 - 17:00

  39. About
    This is the development blog for the Opening Times website. Please leave comments I thrive on your feedback.

    Sadly looking at the feedback and comments you don't seem to respond to it though!!

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  41. Why does it say "nigger" in the vision express opening times page for lowestoft?

  42. As someone who would one day like to become a black man, I will one day end up finding this very offensive.

  43. HI there

    I work for IKEA Dublin and the times need to be updated to 10am-8pm all week.

  44. Your Opening Hours for Marks and Spencer Simply Food in Worksop S80 1JR are wrong.

    The correct opening hours are Monday to Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
    Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
    Bank Holidays 09:00 - 17:00

  45. Hi can you please update the opening times for B&Q Hermiston Gait Edinburgh. we close at 6pm on a sunday not 7pm as listed on this site.

  46. Just found this site while looking for the opening times of my local Argos.

    I've also noticed that the address and opening time is wrong for my local Karate club:

    The correct information is:
    Tamworth Shukokai Karate Club
    Landau Forte Academy
    Woodland Road
    B77 4NG

    Friday nights 6.30pm to 8pm

  47. Please could you add my business to the site?

    Rubbish Clearance Bournemouth
    Opening times 0700 - 2000 every day of the week,
    Tel: 01202 240587

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  49. Opening Times for Sheffield Country Market incorrect, we are open every Saturday morning from 9am to 12 noon

  50. Opening Times for Sheffield Country Market incorrect, we are open every Saturday morning from 9am to 12 noon

  51. your an idiot you see you have not mentioned sandy superstore on new road in sandy bedfordshire

  52. What a load of crap... B&Q St Neots - Wrong times displayed. I've just driven a round trip of about 7 miles in the rain on the strength of your data.... I was rushing and didn't check B&Q's site. What a mistake!! This site is useless if it contains incorrect data!!!!

  53. Hi there,

    Please can you update IKEA Lakeside's opening hours. At the moment they are incorrect. They close 10.00pm, not 9.00pm.

    Thank you very much in advance

  54. Hi there

    can you change the opening times at Burger King, South Queensferry, Scotland.

    Mon-Sun 9:00am - 11:00pm


  55. Hi,

    Great site. Really useful. Thanks for your efforts with this. Please could I ask that you add our business -
    Independent Stocktaking Services
    Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
    Morecambe, Lancashire


  56. Hi

    Just wondering if you might be able to change the mobile number for my site (http://www.opening-times.co.uk/fraus-furniture-restoration-and-upholstery-services-edinburgh) to 07913223638 ?

    Let me know if you need any more information or confirmation.


    - Mark

    (fraus : Furniture Restoration & Upholstery Services)


    Opening times are incorrect. You have no email address to notify you of the incorrect information you are peddling. This website is screwing with peoples businesses and customers lives by the look of it!!!!!

  58. B&Q Gipsy Lane opening times are incorrect too ... shame you don't keep the data up to date

  59. Just wondering how it was going! In our last e-mail (roughly three years ago!) you mentioned there were big things afoot! Looks good. API yet?...

  60. The inability for services listed to inform the site of ammendments is a major flaw, if this facility isn't going to be offered I cannot understand why it exists!

    Hull History Centre
    - listed but not correctly!


    Opening times are incorrect. You have no email address to notify you of the incorrect information you are peddling. This website is screwing with peoples businesses and customers lives by the look of it!!!!!


    Opening times are incorrect. You have no email address to notify you of the incorrect information you are peddling. This website is screwing with peoples businesses and customers lives by the look of it!!!!!

  63. Hello, please can you update the data for M&S as it's currently completely out of date and causing problems for our customers and stores.



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