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May bank holiday services 2024

Our services on bank holidays may be different than usual. Find out more on each of the services below during the May bank holiday on 27 May 2024.

Access Islington service centre

The holiday opening hours for the main call centre 020 7527 2000 for the May bank holidays are: 

  • Monday 27 May: All services – Hubs and call centre closed

There is no face-to-face service available over this period. 

If residents require urgent assistance, our emergency out of office line will be available, call 020 7527 2000 and choose the option needed.

Birth, death, marriage and citizenship services

On Saturday 25 May until Tuesday 28 May, the register office will also be closed, other than for booked ceremonies.

During the bank holiday, an on-call registrar is available each day between 9.30am and 12.30pm to register deaths for urgent religious funerals. Please call 0207 527 6350 during these hours to be connected to the on-call registrar. 


Please note that all of our 10 libraries have different opening patterns so do check the library opening hours on our libraries page.

  • Monday 27 May – All libraries closed


May bank holiday parking

  • Monday 27 May (spring bank holiday)
    • Resident, business, mixed-use and short-stay bays are free to use.
    • We will monitor and enforce 24-hour parking restrictions like double yellow lines, footways, double parking, pedestrian crossing zig zags, disabled bays and doctor's bays as normal.
    • All moving traffic restrictions are in force as normal.
  • Tuesday 28 May - all parking restrictions return to normal.

Vehicle pound opening times

The vehicle pound will be open Monday 27 May at 8am to 6pm.

Contact them on 020 7527 1381.

Estate parking enforcement

We will be enforcing normal 24-hour restrictions on estate parking on Monday 27 May. 

The enforcement hotline number can be contacted 24-hours on 020 7527 7624 should there be any problem with enforcement over the bank holiday period. 


All parks and parks sports facilities are open as normal on Monday 27 May.

Recycling and rubbish collections

Rubbish and recycling collections will happen a day later than usual on the week beginning Monday 27 May 2024. Weekend collections will remain the same.

Collections will continue as normal from Monday 3 June 2024.

Normal collection day   Revised collection date  
Monday 27 May (bank holiday) Tuesday 28 May
Tuesday 28 May
Wednesday 29 May
Wednesday 29 May
Thursday 30 May
Thursday 30 May
Friday 31 May
Friday 31 May
Saturday 1 June
Monday 3 June Collections as normal 

Sport and leisure

Please contact the individual venues run by GLL Better to get opening times.

Check opening hours at




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