London Attraction 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.

14 August: Due to an ongoing incident in Parliament Square and Westminsters, we advise customers to avoid the area 


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
11 August - Last tour entry at 13.00

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 3 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

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

  • 4 - 5 August: London Triathlon
    Diversion & stop closures possible on both days

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

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
23 August: No tours
3 September: No tours
10 September: No tours
17 September: No tours
24 September: 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.

View from the Shard
Changes to usual opening hours:
10 August: 10.00 - 20.00
17 August: 10.00 - 20.00
24 August: 10.00 - 20.00
26 August: 10.00 - 21.15
1 September: 10.00 - 21.15

Wembley Stadium Tours
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.
14 August - Closed until further notice due to ongoing incident in area

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