Closures & Notices

LONDON PASS EXCEPTIONAL CLOSURES IN JUNE & JULY

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 Stadium Tours

  • 1 - 4 June: Closed
  • 5 - 26 June: Pitch Maintenance - dugout will be restricted and pitch may be undercover
  • 7 - 8 July: Tours closed - Museum open 10.00 - 18.30 (last admission 18.00)
  • 29 - 30 July: Tours closed - Museum open 10.00 - 16.30 (last admission 16.00)

Banqueting House

  • 1, 6, 7, 20, 26 June: Last admission 12.15 - Closes at 13.00
  • 13 June: Last admission 13.45 - Closes at 14.30
  • 17 June: Last admission 16.30 - Closes at 17.00
  • 20 & 26 June: Last admission 12.15 - Closes at 13.00
  • 28 June: Last admission 14.15 - Closes at 15.00
  • 27 & 29 June: Last admission 15.15 - Closes at 16.00

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
Some dates in June are particularly busy - please call in advance to check to avoid disappointment

The Cartoon Museum
Closed on Mondays
Sunday Opening Hours: 10:30 - 17:30

Charles Dickens Museum
Closed on Mondays 
23 June: Open at 13.00

Chelsea FC Stadium Tour 

  • 20 - 21 June: No tours from 11.00 - 15.00
  • 22 June: Closed
  • 12 July: Closed

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
21 July: Closed
4, 11, 18, 25 August: Closed

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.
  • 30 June - 9 July - Parliament Square - Road Works - Delays possible
  • 30 June - 4 August: Parliament Square – Road Works – Phases 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D & 4F Road works - Parliament Square - Delays possible in area during works.
  • 1 July: People's Assembly March 

    Red Route:
    The Red route will be diverted from approx. 1400 as follows
    - Normal line of route to Buckingham Gate stop 2, then divert Buckingham Gate, Horseferry Road, Lambeth Bridge to Lambeth Palace Road stop 48. From 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 continue York Road, Lambeth Palace Road, stopping at Stops 49 and 47, Lambeth Bridge, Horseferry Road, Buckingham Gate 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 to Piccadilly Circus and Haymarket stop 20, then right Pall Mall right Regent Street, left Piccadilly stop 5. From Piccadilly stop 5, normal line of route to Piccadilly stop 7.
    - From 1400 approx. stops 3, 4, 22, 32 & 33 will not be served until roads re-open.

    Orange Route
    - From when Parliament Square closes until it re-opens.
    - From Lambeth Palace stand divert via Lambeth Bridge and Horseferry Road, to Buckingham Gate stop 34. From Buckingham Gate stop 34 normal line of route.
    - Stops 32, 33 and 48 will not be served until after Parliament Square re-opens
    - Normal line of route will resume when all roads have re-opened

    Yellow Route:
    - Morning journeys will not  be affected.

    Green Route:
    - Afternoon returns will be in accordance to the finishing times of buses

  • 1 - 2 July: King William Street closed – Road Works All routes on diversion, no stops affected.
  • 8 July: Pride in London Major Event – Portland Place to Whitehall - Diversions and stop closures all day
  • 8 - 9 July: King William Street closed – Road Works Road works - King William Street closed - All routes on diversion, no stops affected.
  • 9 July: British 10k and Summer Streets Major event – Westminster and City - Diversions & stop closures all day.
  • 12 July: State Visit– Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - Delays and diversions possible on all routes
  • 15 July: Cypriot Community March– Belgrave Square to Whitehall - Delays and diversions possible.
  • 15 July: Belgian Army Annual Wreath Laying- Whitehall - Diversion during ceremony stop 3 will not be served during ceremony.
  • 16 July: NUT March - Diversions & delays possible

    Blue Route:
    The Blue route will be diverted from approx. 1230 as follows:
    Normal line of route to Buckingham Gate stop 2, then divert Buckingham Gate, Horseferry Road, Lambeth Bridge to Lambeth Palace Road stop 48. From 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 vis Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth Palace Road (stopping at stops 49 and 47 second time) Lambeth Bridge, Horseferry Road to Buckingham Gate stop 34. From Buckingham Gate stop 34 normal line of route to Victoria.
    From 1230 approx. stops 3, 4, 22, 32 & 33 will not be served until roads re-open approx.1600.

    Red Route:
    The Red route will be diverted from approx. 1230 as follows:
    Normal line of route to Buckingham Gate stop 2, then divert Buckingham Gate, Horseferry Road, Lambeth Bridge to Lambeth Palace Road stop 48. From 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 continue York Road, Lambeth Palace Road, stopping at Stops 49 and 47, Lambeth Bridge, Horseferry Road, Buckingham Gate 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 to Piccadilly Circus and Haymarket stop 20, then right Pall Mall right Regent Street, left Piccadilly stop 5. From Piccadilly stop 5, normal line of route to Piccadilly stop 7.
    From 1400 approx. stops 3, 4, 22, 32 & 33 will not be served until roads re-open.

    Orange Route:
    From when Parliament Square closes until it re-opens.
    From Lambeth Palace stand divert via Lambeth Bridge and Horseferry Road, to Buckingham Gate stop 34. From Buckingham Gate stop 34 normal line of route.
    Stops 32, 33 and 48 will not be served until after Parliament Square re-opens.
    Normal line of route will resume when all roads have re-opened.

    Yellow Route:
    Morning journeys will not  be affected.

    Green Route:
    Afternoon returns will be in accordance to the finishing times of buses

  • 22 - 23 July: London Triathlon Major event – Diversions and stop closures all day on both days.
  • 29 - 30 July: Prudential Ride London Free Cycle Major event – Diversions and stop closures all day both days.

The Guards Museum
3 June: Closed
10 June: Closed
17 June: Closed
21 June: Closed until 13.00

The Guildhall Art Gallery
13 July: Closed

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
13 June: The Palace and gardens will be closing at 15.00 for a private event (Last entry 12.30)
19 June: Magic Garden closed for maintenance
11 September: Magic Garden closed for maintenance

Handel & Hendrix
Closed on Sundays
31 July: Closed

The Household Cavalry Museum
1 June: Open 12.00 - 18.00
3, 6, 10, 17 June: Open 13.00 - 18.00
12 June: Closed
13 June: Open 10.00 - 14.00
14 - 15 June: Open 10.00 - 16.00

The IMAX at the Science Museum
Please check listings in advance
14 June: Closed

Jason's Original Canal Boat Trip
11 July: 12.30 Little Venice departure is fully booked

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

Kensington Palace
Victoria Revealed will be closed from 27 February - June 2017
Diana: Her Fashion Story will be closed 16 August 2017 09:00 - 13:00 and 3 January 2018

Kew Gardens
The Pavilion Restaurant, Waterlily House & Kew Palace: Closed for Winter
The Temperate House and the Evolution House: Closed until 2018 for major restoration 
11 - 16 July: Gardens will close at 17.00 (last entry 16.30)

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

National Theatre Backstage Tours
3, 4, 11, 16, 18, 20, 23 - 28 June: Sold Out or Closed
3, 4, 20 - 31 July: Not yet announced
12, 19 July: Sold out

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret
19 June: Closed early at 16.15

Queen’s Ice and Bowl
Closed for refurbishment: 5 - 25 June 
Replacement BUMP Rollerdisco: Open 8 - 18 June
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)
12 - 13 July: Closed

Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Tour
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: Exhibition 09.00 - 17.00 
5, 11, 12, 19, 26 June: Globe Tour every 30 minutes 09.30 - 16.30
4, 18, 25 June: Globe Tour every 30 minutes 09.30 - 11.00
1 - 3, 6 - 10, 13 - 17, 20 - 24, 27 - 30 June: Globe Tour ever 30 minutes 09.30 - 12.00
1, 10 - 13, 15 - 16, 17 - 19, 24, 31 July: Globe Tour every 30 minutes 09.30 - 16.30
2, 9, 23, 30 July: Globe Tour every 30 minutes 09.30 - 12.00

St. Paul's Cathedral
26 June: Cathedral open for sightseeing at 10.15, Galleries open at 10.30
1 July: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30, last admission to galleries 11.45. Cathedral floor to be clear of visitors by 13.00. Cafe & shop open as normal
5 July: Last admission for sightseeing 15.00, last admission to galleries 15.15. Cathedral floor to be clear of visitors by 16.00. Cafe & shop close at 16.30
11 July: Last admission for sightseein at 15.00; last access to the dome galleries will be 15.15 and the cathedral will close to sightseeing at 16.00

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. Fast-track entry means you can bypass the ticket queue and head straight for the security check at the main entrance

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
No tours on these dates:
14 - 21, 24 - 26 June
2 - 13, 17, 23, 31 July: 

The V&A
Please note – during times when no paid exhibition is showing (next guidebook period will be 13th March – 26th May 2017), 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:
5 - 30 June
1-4 July
5 - 6 August
25 - 26 August
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.
- 5 July: Closed from 15.00
- 13 July: Open from 13.00, last admission 15.30, closes at 16.30
- 23 September: Closed

Wimbledon Museum & Tour
18 June: Last day of Tours before The Championship 2017
19 June - 1 July: Museum only, no access to grounds
2 July: Closed
3 - 16 July: The Championships - no tours, visitors to the Museum must have a ticket to The Championships, standard entrance fees apply)
17 - 18 July: Closed
19 - 21 July: Museum only, no access to grounds
22 July: Normal tours restart

Windsor Castle
18 June: State Apartments closed. It is recommended you visit after 13.00 as the Windsor Triathlon will block the main entrance
19 June: Closed
20 June: State Apartments closed

ZSL London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo is now into its summer evening event period, on these dates, the Zoo will close one hour earlier for day visitors at 5pm to set up for their evening event, which starts at 6pm. The final entry on these dates will be 4pm:
- 23 June
- 30 June
- 7 July
- 14 July

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