London Attraction Closures & Notices

LONDON PASS EXCEPTIONAL CLOSURES IN DECEMBER & JANUARY 2019

Please find below a list of exceptional closures and opening time changes at London attractions. This information is correct at the time of issue and is subject to change at short notice, at the discretion of the attraction. If there is an attraction you particularly want to visit, we advise contacting them in advance to double check the opening hours. You can find telephone numbers in your guidebook and on our website.

LATEST TRANSPORT NEWS

Often, over the weekends, engineering works take place on London’s transport system. To ensure that these works do not impact on your travel plans be sure to check live travel information before you set out, visit www.tfl.gov.uk for more information.

LATEST ATTRACTION CLOSURE INFORMATION

Please note that adverse weather conditions can impact on some tours and cruises. Particularly susceptible to bad weather closures are the Thames River cruises and walking tours. If the forecast is poor, check before you travel!

All Hallows by the Tower
Please note - as this is a working church, access may be limited during peak times

Apsley House
Wednesday - Sunday: 11.00 - 17.00 (last admission 30 minutes before closing), Closed Monday & Tuesday

Arcelormittal Orbit
29 November: Closed
20 December: Closed
7 - 11 January 2019: Closed 

Arsenal FC - Emirates Stadium
3, 8, 11 November: Closed
2, 8, 13, 19, 22 December: Closed
1, 19, 29 January: Closed
23, 26 February: Closed
9, 30 March: Closed
20 April: Closed
4 May: Closed

Banqueting House
Banqueting House is closed on Thursdays
13 - 16 September: Closed 

Banqueting House is guaranteed to open from 10.00 - 13.00 Monday to Sunday, but often closes in the afternoon at short notice for functions and events. Before visiting, to ensure that the Banqueting House will be open, please call 020 3166 6155 / 6154 / 6152

The Cartoon Museum
The Cartoon Museum will be closing on 14 September ahead of its move to a new location in Spring 2019
Closed on Mondays
Sunday Opening Hours: 10:30 - 17:30

Chelsea Physic Garden
14 December - 25 January 2019: Closed
Mondays - Garden only 11.00 - 17.00, Cafe & Shop closed
Tuesday - Friday: Garden & Shop 11.00 - 18.00; Cafe 11.00 - 17.00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: Garden, Cafe & Shop 11.00 - 18.00

The Courtauld Gallery
Closed from 3 September 2018 for 2 years for major renovation project 

Curzon Chelsea Cinema
Closed from 31 March - 2021 for renovations

Eltham Palace
Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances there will be some room closures at Eltham Palace and Gardens until further notice. Those with access limitations will not be able to access the palace. The Visitors Centre and Orchid House tea room will be open as usual.
Closed Saturdays

Hop On Hop Off Bus - Big Bus & Golden Tours
The following events may affect road traffic and thus have a knock on effect on the Golden Tours Hop-on, Hop-off bus service. Please be aware of the possible delays when planning your usage of the sightseeing bus
9 December: Two demonstrations - Parliament Street and Whitehall will be closed between Parliament Square and Horseguards Avenue from 0900 and until 1930 for the barrier build and de­rig. Parliament Square must be avoided all day
11 December: Anti-Brexit Demonstration - from 14.00, Parliament Square and all approaches will be closed.

Hampton Court Palace
Please note: the Tennis Courts and Magic Garden are only open during Summer months.
The Magic Garden is now re-opened

The London Museum of Water and Steam
No steam trains during weekends

Queen's Gallery 
6 December: last admission 14.45
24 December: last admission 14.45
25 - 26 December: Closed
19 April: Closed
29 April - 23 May: Closed
14 October - 14 November 2019: Closed

Queen’s Ice and Bowl
Skating session times have changed:
11.00 - 13.30
14.00 - 16.00
16.30 - 18.30*
19.00 - 22.00 (23.00 on Fri & Sat)
* Not on Tuesday & Thursday

RAF Museum
From 3 October: the Battle of Britain & Sunderland Halls will be closed

Royal Mews
1 December - 31 January: Closed
19 April: Closed

St. Paul's Cathedral
3 November: Last admission for sightseeing 14.30; galleries 14.45
7 November: Last admission for sightseeing 13.00; galleries 13.15
8 November: Last admission for sightseeing 14.30; galleries 14.45
9 November: Cathedral closed all morning; open for sightseeing at 13.30
10 November: Lord Mayor's Show - Closeout day for ticket sales. Free entry including Dome Galleries (no multimedia guides). Last admission 16.15; galleries 14.45
21 November: Cathedral closed all morning; open for sightseeing at 13.00
22 November: Cathedral closed all morning; open for sightseeing at 13.00
28 November: Cathedral open at 10.15; galleries open at 10.30
30 November: Cathedral closed all morning; open for sightseeing 14.00
6 December: Last admission for sightseeing 15.15; galleries 15.30
10 December: Galleries open 10.00
13 December: Last admission for sightseeing 15.00; galleries 15.15
18 December: Last admission for sightseeing 15.00; galleries 15.15
19 December: Last admission for sightseeing 15.30; galleries 15.45
20 December: Last admission for sightseeing 14.30; galleries 14.45
21 December: Last admission for sightseeing 14.45; galleries 15.00
22 December: Cathedral closed all morning; open for sightseeing at 13.00
24 December: Last admission for sightseeing 13.15; galleries 13.30
25 December: Closed to sightseeing
26 December: Cathedral open at 9.00
1 January: Cathedral open at 9.00
22 January: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30; galleries 11.45
25 January: Last admission for sightseeing 11.00; galleries 11.15
28 January: Cathedral opens 10.15; galleries open 10.30

The View from the Shard
2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 December: 10.00 - 22.00

Tower Bridge Exhibition
South Lift is currently out of order. 
28 Nov: West Walkway closed for Glass Floor maintenance
4 Dec: East Walkway closed for Glass Floor maintenance

Tower of London
During Summer Holidays (15 July - 3 September), it is expected to be extremely busy. It is strongly advised to arrive as early as possible. 
No Fast-Track Entry until further notice

Twickenham Stadium Tours
Closed Mondays/ Sundays after Match Days
23 - 24 November: No tours
26 November: No tours
30 November - 1 December: No tours
3 December: No tours
5 - 6 December: No tours
10 December: No tours
17 December: No tours
24 - 26 December: No tours
28 - 29 December: No tours
1, 7, 14, 21, 28 January: No tours

The V&A
Please note – during times when no paid exhibition is showing, visitors will instead receive a free V&A guidebook* instead. *Not available during exhibition periods.

Wellington Arch
25 October: Closed from 15.00

Wembley Stadium Tours
There will be an additional tour at 16.00 on operational days until further notice.
6 November: Closed
15 November: Closed
18 November: Closed
25 November: Closed
28 November: Closed
24 - 26 December: Closed

The Wernher Collection at Ranger's House
Entry is by Guided Tour only.
Tour Schedule: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:00 and 14:00 (Closed other days). Tours last about 1.5 hours. Booking is recommended, especially on Sundays (there is a maximum of 25 per tour); please call the Eltham Palace contact number on 0208 294 2548. 

Westminster Abbey
The Abbey is a very popular attraction. During summer, Easter and Christmas holidays, queue times may exceed 90 minutes. We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes before the advertised closing time to allow for security checks.
4 December: Closed
7 December: 13.00 - 16.30
18 December: 09.30 - 12.00
19 December: 09.30 - 13.00
21 December: 09.30 - 13.00
24 - 25 December: Closed
26 December: 10.00 - 15.30
18 January: Closed
31 January: 14.00 - 15.30

Windsor Castle
3 December: Close early at 15.00
10 December: Close early at 14.30
12 December: Close early at 14.00
14 December: Semi-state room closed
7 - 18 January 2019: Closed
18 - 19 April 2019: Closed
28 April 2019: Last admission 12:00, last admission to State Apartments 12:30, closes 13:00
3 May 2019: Closed

State Apartments closed: 7 - 18 January 2019

The Toy Store is no longer in operation so the discount is unfortunately unavailable

The British Museum is no longer included in the London Pass