London Attractions Closures & Notices - The London Pass

London Attraction Closures & Notices

LONDON PASS EXCEPTIONAL CLOSURES 

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
9, 30 March: Closed
20 April: Closed
4 May: Closed

Banqueting House
Banqueting House is 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

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

Hampton Court Palace
11th June - closed from 15.00

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

Big Bus - 23 March 2019 
The following stops will not be in use from 10:30am on Saturday morning:
Stop #1 (Green Park Underground)
Stop #2 (Hyde Park Corner)
Stop #3 (Queen Mother Gates)
Stop #4 (Marble Arch)
Stop #5 (Mayfair 'STOP S')
Stop #6 (Regent Street)
Stop #7 (Piccadilly Circus)
Stop #8 (Haymarket)
Stop #9 (Trafalgar Square)
Stop #10 (Craig's Court)
Stop #11 (Whitehall)
Stop #18 (Westminster Pier)
Stop #24 (Hyde Park Corner)
Stop #25 (Harrods)
Stop #26 (South Kensington Museums)
Stop #36 (Oxford Street)
Stop #38 (London Eye Westbound)
Stop #39 (Whitehall)
As a result of these stop closures, interchange between routes will be limited. Customers should travel to the following stops in order to connect between routes.
Blue to Red / Green – Customers will need to travel to stop #35 (Baker Street) and take the Orange Route to stop #13 (York Road) or stop #37 (Waterloo) to connect to the red or green routes
Red / Green to Blue – Customers will need to board the Orange Route at stops #13 (York Road) or stop #37 (Waterloo) to travel to stop #35 (Baker Street) to connect to the blue route
The Green route: will be extended to serve stops #13 (York Road) and #35 (Waterloo) for the duration of the diversions.

Golden Tours - 23 March 2019
Blue Route - From approx. 1300 or earlier when Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Square are closed, buses will divert from Buckingham Gate 2 via Buckingham Gate, Horseferry Road, Lambeth Bridge to Lambeth Palace Road stop 48 From Lambeth Palace Road stop 48, continue Lambeth Palace Road, York Road, Waterloo Bridge to Aldwych stop 23. From Aldwych stop 23, normal line of route to Imperial War Museum stop 50. From Imperial War Museum stop 50, divert via Lambeth Palace Road, (serving stops 49 and 47 for a second time), Lambeth Bridge, Horseferry Road to Buckingham Gate stop 34. From Buckingham Gate stop 34 normal line of route to Victoria. Stops 3, 4, 20, 21, 22, 32 & 33 will not be served during road closure. 
Red Route - From approx. 1300 or earlier when Park Lane southbound and Piccadilly are closed, buses will divert from Knightsbridge stop 15 direct to Buckingham Gate 2. From Buckingham Gate 2 divert via Buckingham Gate, Horseferry Road, Lambeth Bridge to Lambeth Palace Road stop 48 From Lambeth Palace Road stop 48, continue Lambeth Palace Road, York Road, Waterloo Bridge to Aldwych stop 23. From Aldwych stop 23, normal line of route to York Road stop 31. From York Road stop 31, divert via Lambeth Bridge Road (serving stops 49 and 47), Lambeth Bridge, Horseferry Road, to Buckingham Gate stop 34. From Buckingham Gate stop 34 divert via Buckingham Palace Road, Grosvenor Place, Hyde Park Corner to Knightsbridge stop 15 for driver change-over (if Piccadilly is still closed) or, if Piccadilly is open from Hyde Park Corner to Piccadilly stop 18, then continue Piccadilly, left Stratton Street, Berkeley Street to Piccadilly stop 6, then normal line of route to Piccadilly stand. Stops 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 16, 22, 32 & 46  will not be served during road closure.
Orange Route - From approx. 1300 or earlier when Parliament Square is closed, buses will divert via Lambeth Bridge, Horseferry Road to Buckingham Gate stop 34. From Buckingham Gate stop 34 continue normal line of route. Stops 32, 33 & 48 will not be served during road closures.
Lilac Route - From approx. 1300 or earlier when Parliament Square is closed, buses will divert via Lambeth Bridge, Horseferry Road to Buckingham Gate stop 34. From Buckingham Gate stop 34 continue Grosvenor Gardens, Lower Grosvenor Place, to Buckingham Gate stop 2. From Buckingham Gate stop 2 continue normal line of route. Stops 3, 4, 6, 7 & 38 will not be served during road closures.
Yellow Route - Morning journeys will not be affected. 
Green Route - Afternoon returns will be in accordance to the finishing times of buses.

Golden Tours - 24 March 2019
On Sunday 24th March 2019 the London Landmarks Half Marathon will take place and up to 12,500 participants will run on the route as follows:
Starting in Pall Mall heading east via Pall Mall, Pall Mall East, Trafalgar Square North Terrace, Duncannon Street, Strand, Aldwych, Kingsway, U-Turn, Kingsway, Aldwych, Strand, U-turn, Strand, Lancaster Place, Waterloo Bridge, U-Turn, Waterloo Bridge, Strand Savoy Street, Victoria Embankment, Puddle Dock, Queen Victoria Street, Friday Street, Cannon Street, St Pauls Churchyard, U-Turn, St Pauls Churchyard, Cannon Street, New Change, Newgate Street, Holborn Viaduct, New Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, Chancery Lane, High Holborn (wrong side of road), Holborn (wrong side of road), Holborn Viaduct, King Edwards Street, Angel Street, St Martins-Le-Grand, Cheapside, King Street, Guildhall Yard, Gresham Street, Wood Street, Love Lane, Aldermanbury, Basinghall Street, Gresham Street, Lothbury, Throgmorton Street, Old Broad Street, Threadneedle Street, Princes Street, Old Jewry, Poultry, Mansion House Street, King William Street, Cannon Street, Queen Victoria Street, Poultry, Cheapside, Queen Street, Queen Victoria Street, Cannon Street, Friday Street, Queen Victoria Street, Cannon Street, Dowgate Hill, Upper Thames Street, Lower Thames Street, Byward Street, Tower Hill, U-Turn, Tower Hill, Byward Street, Lower Thames Street, Upper Thames Street, Blackfriars Underpass, Victoria Embankment, U-Turn prior to Bridge Street, Victoria Embankment, Northumberland Avenue, Whitehall Place to finish in Whitehall.

There will be phased closures and openings planned as follows: 

Pall Mall East                                                                 0230-1700
Trafalgar Square approaches (not inc. Whitehall)         0500-1300
Pall Mall                                                                         0500-1400
Whitehall                                                                        0500-1800
Waterloo, Kingsway, Aldwych                                        0700-1230
High Holborn area                                                          0700-1315
City of London                                                                0700-1415
Tower Hill and Southwark Bridge                                   0830-1430
Victoria Embankment                                                     0800-1515
When Pall Mall East closes all, traffic will be directed to use the bus lane on Cockspur Street. 

Buses will be diverted as follows:
Blue Route - From first bus: Normal line of route to Buckingham Gate stop 2, then continue, Buckingham Gate, Petty France Broadway, Tothill Street, Storeys Gate, then divert Great Smith Street, Marsham Street, Horseferry Road, Lambeth Bridge to Lambeth Palace Road stop 48. From stop 48 continue Lambeth Palace Road, York Road, Stamford Street, Southwark Street, Borough High Street, Duke Street Hill, Tooley Street, Queen Elizabeth Street, Tower Bridge, to Minories stop. From Minories stop,  right into Goodman’s Yard, right Mansell Street, ahead Tower Bridge to stop 37. From stop 37 continue as Orange route stopping at stops 39 and 40 to Southwark Street, then normal line of route to Victoria. Return to normal line of route when roads re-open. Stops 3, 4, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29 and 30 will not be served until roads re-open.
Red Route - From first bus: Normal line of route to Buckingham Gate stop 2, then continue, Buckingham Gate, Petty France Broadway, Tothill Street, Storeys Gate, then divert Great Smith Street, Marsham Street, Horseferry Road, Lambeth Bridge to Lambeth Palace Road stop 48. From stop 48 continue Lambeth Palace Road, York Road, Stamford Street, Southwark Street, Borough High Street, Duke Street Hill, Tooley Street, Queen Elizabeth Street, Tower Bridge, to Minories stop. From Minories stop,  right into Goodman’s Yard, right Mansell Street, ahead Tower Bridge to stop 37. From stop 37 continue as Orange route stopping at stops 39 and 40 to Southwark Street, then normal line of route to Westminster Bridge stop 32. From Westminster Bridge stop 32, divert via Blue route stopping at stop 33 to Buckingham Gate stop 34. From Buckingham Gate stop 34 divert via Grosvenor Gardens, Grosvenor Place, Hyde Park Corner to Piccadilly stop 18. From Piccadilly stop 18, continue Piccadilly left Stratton Street, right Berkeley Street, right Piccadilly to stop 6, then normal line of route to Piccadilly stop 7. Return to normal line of route when roads re-open. Stops 3, 4, 5, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29 and 30 will not be served until roads re-open.
Orange Route - From first bus: Normal line of route to Russell Square stop 74. From Russell Square stop 74 continue Southampton Row, left Theobalds  Road, then divert ahead Theobalds Road,  ahead Clerkenwell Road, ahead Old Street, Old Street roundabout, continue Old Street, bear right into Great Eastern Street continue Commercial Street, at Aldgate East continue ahead Leman Street, right Prescot Street, left Mansell Street, right Shorter Street, right Minories to stop. This will be the stop for The Tower, please inform passengers to return to this stop until Tower Hill re-opens. From Minories stop,  right into Goodman’s Yard, right Mansell Street, ahead Tower Bridge to stop 37. From stop 37 normal line of route to Lambeth. Return to normal line of route when roads re-open. Stops 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 36, 44 and 70 will not be served until roads re-open. 
Lilac Route - From first bus: Normal line of route to Imax roundabout the divert via Stamford Street, Southwark Street, Borough High Street, Duke Street Hill, Tooley Street, Queen Elizabeth Street, Tower Bridge, to Minories stop. From Minories stop,  right into Goodman’s Yard, right Mansell Street, ahead Tower Bridge to stop 37. From stop 37 continue as Orange route stopping at stops 39 and 40 to Southwark Street, then normal line of route to Westminster Bridge stop 32. From Westminster Bridge stop 32, divert via Blue route stopping at stop 33 to Buckingham Gate stop 34. From Buckingham Gate stop 34 normal line of route to London Eye. Return to normal line of route when roads re-open. Stops 3, 4, 6, 7, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 38, 42, 43, and 30 will not be served until roads re-open.
Yellow Route - Morning journeys will not be affected.
Green Route - Afternoon returns will be in accordance with the finishing times of buses.

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 
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
19 April: Closed

St. Paul's Cathedral

The Whispering Gallery is closed until further notice
7 June: Open at 13.00
22 June: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30; galleries 11.45
24 June: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30; galleries 11.45
29 June: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30; galleries 11.45
3 July: Cathedral closed all morning; expected to open for sightseeing at 13.30
12 July: Cathedral opens 11.30
22 July: Cathedral opens 10.15. Galleries open 10.30
25 September: Cathedral opens 10.15. Galleries open 10.30
2 October:Last admission for sightseeing 15.30. Last admission to galleries 15.45
3 October: Cathedral closed all morning; expected to open for sightseeing at 12.30
9 October: Last admission for sightseeing 12.00. Last admission to galleries 12.15
18 October: Cathedral opens 10.15. Galleries open 10.30
9 November: Lord Mayor’s Show Day. Closeout day for ticket sales.
16 November: Last admission for sightseeing 14.30. Last admission to galleries 14.45
19 November: Cathedral closed all morning; expected to open for sightseeing at 14.00
28 November: Cathedral closed all morning; expected to open for sightseeing at 13.00

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
17 January: Open from 10.00

Twickenham Stadium Tours
Closed Mondays/ Sundays after Match Days
1, 7, 14, 21, 28 January: No tours
4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 18, 25 February: No tours
4, 8, 9, 11 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25  March: No tours
1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 15, 21, 22, 23, 29 April: No tours
3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 May: No tours
1, 2, 3, 10, 14 - 24 June: 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, 22, 31 March: No tours
5 - 7, 12, 13, 15, 26 - 29 April: No tours
4, 10 - 11, 17 - 19, 24 - 31 May: No tours
1 - 30 June: No tours
1 - 7 July: No tours

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.
9 March: Closed 
11 March: Closed
20 March: open 09.30-12.00, closed in the afternoon.   Multimedia guides available for morning visits
21 March: open 09.30-13.00, closed in the afternoon. Restricted visitor route in the morning, meaning no multimedia guides.  

Windsor Castle
22 March: State Apartments closed
18 - 19 April: Closed
21 April: Opening at 13.00
28 April: Last admission 12:00, last admission to State Apartments 12:30, closes 13:00
2 May: Stae Apartments closed
3, 18 May: Closed
16 June: State Apartments closed
17 June: Closed
18 June: State Apartments closed

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The British Museum is no longer included in the London Pass

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