Closures & Notices


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.


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 for more 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

Banqueting House
From September 2017: Banqueting House will be closed on Thursdays

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

Beefeater Gin Distillery Tour
5 September: Closed

The Cartoon Museum
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

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.
April - September: Sunday - Friday 10.00 - 18.00 (last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Saturdays

Golden Tours Hop On Hop Off Bus
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

  • Please note: Stop 67, Lancaster Terrace is no longer in use. Passengers for the Yellow Route should use Stop 55, Langaster Gate and passengers using the Orange Rouse should use Stop 17, Park Lane or Stop 68, Praed Street.
  • 2 September: Animal Rights March - Park Lane to Parliament Square - minor delays possible
  • 2 September: Iranian Women March & Rally - Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square - minor delays possible
  • 2 - 3 September: Road Works - Victoria area - Blue Route: Stops 33, 34, 35 will not be served; Orange Route: Stops 33, 34 will not be served
  • 2 - 8 September: Road Works - Victoria area - delays possible
  • 6 September: Royal College of Nursing Rally - Parliament Square - diversions and delays possible
  • 8 - 9 September: Tooley Street closed in both directions - Orange Route will be diverted via Southwark Bridge, Stops 37, 39, 40 will not be served
  • 9 September: People's March for Europe - Park Lane to Parliament Square: Diversions and delays possible
  • 10 Septebmer: Royal Naval Biennial Parade - Whitehall: Diversions and delays possible
  • 10 September: Tour of Britain - Central London: Diversions and stop closures
  • 13 September: Mass Lobby Rally EU Citizens Rights - Parliament Square: Diversions and delays possible
  • 16 September: Apprentice Boys of Derry - Temple to Whitehall: Delays possible
  • 20 - 23 September: Praed Street Paddington Closed - Yellow & Orange routes diversion - Stop 68 not served
  • 24 September: Sheep Drive - London Bridge: Delays possible
  • 1 October: The Hussaini Association Ashura Day - Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square: Diversions and delays possible
  • 7 October: Football Lads March - Park Lane to Westminster Bridge: Diversions and stop closures all day
  • 8 October: Royal Parks Half-Marathon - Diversions and stop closures all day
  • 15 October: Diwali - Trafalgar Square: Delays possible
  • 17 October: Britain Still Needs a Pay Rise Demonstration - Parliament Square: Diversions and delays possible
  • 11 November: Lord Mayors Show - Road Closures in the City: Diversions and delays
  • 12 November: Remembrance Sunday - Whitehall: diversions

Hampton Court Palace
Please note: the Tennis Courts and Magic Garden are only open during Summer months. The Magic Garden will reopen on 1 April
11 September: Magic Garden closed for maintenance
18 September: Cumberland Art Gallery closed
2 October - 2 April 2018: Tudor Kitchens limited access

Jewel Tower
April - September: Monday - Sunday 10.00 - 18.00 (last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Kensington Palace
Diana: Her Fashion Story will be closed 3 January 2018

Kew Gardens
The Temperate House and the Evolution House: Closed until 2018 for major restoration 

London Bicycle Tour
1 April - 31 October: extra departure at 11.00 for the Classic London Bicycle Tour in English

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

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 April - 31 October: 10.00 - 17.15 (last admission 16.15)

St. Paul's Cathedral
6 September: Late opening at 11.00; Whispering Gallery closed
7 September: Late opening at 11.00

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
World Rugby Museum will be closed from 1 March until further notice to allow for relocation within the grounds
1 - 4 September: No tours
11, 18, 25 September: No tours
2, 9 October: No tours
14 - 31 October: No Tours
1, 3 - 6 November: No Tours
10 - 13 November: No Tours
17 - 20 November: No Tours
24 - 27 November: 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
1 April - 30 September: Monday - Sunday 10.00 - 18.00 (last admission 30 minutes before closing)

Wembley Stadium Tours
Closed on these dates:
3 - 4 September
12 - 13 September
16 September
22 - 25 September
28 - 30 September
1 - 2 October
4 - 5 October
7 October
13 - 14 October
21 - 22 October
31 October
There will be an additional tour at 16.00 on operational days until further notice.

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
During busy periods it may be necessary to arrive at the Abbey well in advance of the advertised closing time, as there may be queues. If the queue is legnthy, visitors will be advised at least 15 minutes prior to closing as to the likelihood of entry.
23 September: 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