It's a strange phenomenon because I don't expect English cities to be closed that early at 6pm in Wolverhampton, UK, viz.
- Manders centre closes at 5.30pm
- Wulfrun centre closes at 5.30pm
- Primark closes at 6pm
- Boots Pharmacy closes at 6pm
Is there any (economical), (historic), (social) reason for closing so early? Strange enough, Wolverhampton has a pseudo-24hrs hypermarket.
Are there other UK cities that are like these? Is it a normal thing for English cities to close early on weekdays like in Sydney, Australia?
Please don't get me wrong, I'm not criticizing the closing hours, I like in a German city that also closes early but a little later at 8pm. I'm just curious as to whether there's a reason for early closing time in English cities and I would like to prepare myself just in case I arrive at a city at 6pm and I couldn't find shops, e.g. pharmacy, bookshops, clothing shops.