Christmas and New Year opening times

Festive opening times

This page includes important information about opening times and transport over Christmas and New Year to help patients and visitors coming to QMC and City Hospital.

If you have any questions, you can contact: or @nottmhospitals.

Amigo's Newsagents

Below are the opening hours for the Amigo Newsagents shop over the Christmas and New Year period. 


Amigo's festive opening times
Date Opening times
24 December  6am - 7pm
25 December Closed
26 December 9am - 4pm
27 December 6am - 9pm
28 December 6am - 9pm
29 December 6am - 9pm
30 December 6am - 9pm
31 December  6am - 7pm
1 January 9am - 4pm


QMC (Volunteers) reception

24 December – 7am – 7pm

25 December - closed

26 December – 1pm - 5pm

27 December – normal service resumes

Restaurant opening times

The QMC Restaurant (D Floor) will be open on Christmas Eve (Mon 24 December), serving all-day breakfasts until 2.30pm.


Restaurant opening times
Date Site Open/Closed

24 December (Christmas Eve)

QMC - D Floor

24 December (Christmas Eve) Cityside - near Clinical Science Building Closed
25, 26, 27 December (Christmas Day, Boxing Day) QMC and City All sites closed
28, 29, 30 December QMC and City All sites open
31 December (New Year's Eve) QMC and City All sites closed
1 and 2 January QMC and City All sites closed
3 January QMC and City Normal service resumes


Our coffee shops at QMC and City both sites will be open daily during the festive period, including Christmas Day.

At City, this will be the outlet in the entrance to the Maternity Building, and at QMC this will be the Fontanella outlet at the main entrance. These will both be open from 8am until 10.30pm daily.

Costa at QMC will be open on 24, 27, 29 and 30 December and then will close, opening again as usual from 3 January.

Parking & Transport

Free Christmas parking

Patients, visitors and staff can park for free at QMC and City Hospital on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The car park barriers will be lifted at both hospitals from midnight on 24 December to midnight 26 December.



The Medilink will be running a normal service up to and including Monday 24 December.

However, it will then NOT be running on:

25 December (Christmas Day)

26 December (Boxing Day)

1 January (New Year’s Day)

A reduced frequency Medilink service will be running on 27, 28, and 31 December (every 20 minutes, 6am to 6pm)

The festive timetable is available here:


Nottingham City Buses

The festive timetable is available here:

There will be no bus service on Christmas Day and New Year ’s Day. A reduced service will run on all other days over the main holiday period.