London Attraction Closures & Notices

LONDON PASS EXCEPTIONAL CLOSURES IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

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

Arsenal FC - Emirates Stadium
22 October: Closed
31 October: Closed
3, 8, 11 November: Closed
2, 8, 13, 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
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

13 October: Democratic Football Lads Alliance march - closures, delays & diversions in the afternoon
14 October: Royal Parks Half Marathon - All routes on diversion from first bus until approximately 12.00; normal service from 13.00
17 October: UCU March and Rally - Diversions and delays 
20 October: March for a People's Vote - Diversions and delays

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 
15 October - 8 November: 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
23 October: Closed

St. Paul's Cathedral
4 October: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30; galleries 11.45
10 October: Last admission for sightseeing 12.00; galleries 12.15
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
13 November: Last admission for sightseeing 15.00; galleries 15.15
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
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 15.00; galleries 15.15
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

Tower Bridge Exhibition
South Lift is currently out of order. 

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
1 October: No tours
5 - 6 October: No tours
8 October: No tours
15 October: No tours
19 October: No tours
29 October: No tours
2 - 3 November: No tours
5 November: No tours
9 - 10 November: No tours
12 November: No tours
16 - 17 November: No tours
19  November: No tours
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 - 31 December: 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.

Wembley Stadium Tours
There will be an additional tour at 16.00 on operational days until further notice.
3 October: Closed
6 October: Closed
12 - 14 October: Closed
19 - 21 October: Closed
26 - 29 October: Closed
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.
1 October: Open from 14.00
2 October: Open from 14.00
11 October: 09.30 - 14.30
13 October: Closed
3 November: Closed
8 November: Closed
9 November: Closed
10 November: Closed
22 November: 14.00 - 15.30
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 - 14.00
24 - 25 December: Closed

Windsor Castle
4 October: last admission 15.00; last entry to State Apartments 16.00)
11 - 12 October: Closed
2 November: State Apartments closed

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