Closures & Notices

LONDON PASS EXCEPTIONAL CLOSURES IN MARCH & APRIL

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 Easter

Apsley House
October - 31 March 2017: Closed
Re-opens 1 April 
Wednesday - Sunday: 11.00 - 17.00 (last admission 30 minutes before closing), Closed Monday & Tuesday
17 April: 11.00 - 17.00

Arsenal FC Stadium Tours

  • 2, 5, 26 April: Shorter version Match day tours
  • 16 April: Guided tours only (English), Museum will open until 17.30 (last entry 17.15). Tours will start from media entrance next to the armoury store.

Banqueting House

  • 21 March: last ticket at 14.45 - building closes at 15.30
  • 22 March: last ticket at 12.15 - building closes at 13.00
  • 23 March: last ticket at 12.15 - building closes at 13.00
  • 29 March: last ticket at 14.00 - building closes at 14.30
  • 22 April: last ticket at 12.15 - building closes at 13.00
  • 26 April: last ticket at 15.15 - building closes at 16.00
  • 27 April: last ticket at 15.15 building closes at 16.00

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
Closed on Mondays, except 3, 10 & 17 April
Sunday Opening Hours: 10:30 - 17:30

Charles Dickens Museum
Closed on Mondays 
16 April: Opens at 13.00

Chelsea FC Stadium Tour 

  • 1, 5, 22, 23 April: Closed
  • 6, 7, 21, 22, 23, 28 May: Closed
  • 24, 25 May: first tour departs at 13.40
  • 30 May: No access to home/away dressing rooms from 13.00 
  • 31 May: Home dressing room closed from 13.00

Chelsea Physic Garden
31 Oct - March 2017: Gardens will be closed to public for the winter
Re-opening on 2 April

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

The Estorick Collection
16 April: Closed

The Foundling Museum
25 March: Museum will close early at 15.30

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.
  • Until 30 April: Cannon Street - Road works westbound between Queen Street and Dowgate Hill will be closed. No changes to routes or stops but traffic delays expected in the City area
  • Saturday 22nd April 2017, St Georges Day Wreath Laying will take place at the Cenotaph.
    Between 1000 and 1200, stop 3 will not be served. Blue and Red route buses will divert via Victoria Embankment, Horse Guards Avenue into Whitehall stop 4.
  • Saturday 22nd April 2017 - Loyal Orange Order March will march from Millbank to St James Square via Parliament Square, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square and Pall Mall.Bubbled march minor delays possible.
  • Sunday 23rd April 2017 - London Marathon
    On Sunday 23rd April 2017, the London Marathon Run will take place. Large areas of Central London will be closed to traffic all day.

    Blue Route:
    From first bus until close of service.

    Normal line of route to Buckingham Gate stop, then divert via Buckingham Gate, Victoria Street, Grosvenor Gardens, Grosvenor Place, Hyde Park Corner, to Piccadilly stop 18, continue Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, to Haymarket stop 20. From Haymarket stop 20 normal line of route to London Bridge stop 26, this will be the nearest stop to the Tower of London (Please advise passengers for the Tower to alight here, and make their way back to this stop for the return journey). From London Bridge stop divert via London Bridge, Borough High Street, Southwark Street to stop 40. From Southwark Street stop 40, continue Southwark Street, Stamford Street to York Road stop 31, then continue normal line of route to Imperial War Museum stop 50. From Imperial War Museum stop 50 divert via Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth Palace Road (serving stops 49 & 47 a second time), then Lambeth Bridge, Horseferry Road, to Buckingham Gate stop 34. From Buckingham Gate stop 34, normal line of route to Victoria.

    Stops 3, 4, 27, 28, 29, 30 32, & 33 will not be served all day.

    Red Route:
    From first bus until close of service.

    Normal line of route to Buckingham Gate stop 2, then divert via Buckingham Gate, Horseferry Road, Lambeth Bridge, Lambeth Bridge Road stop 48, then continue Lambeth Bridge Road, York Road, Waterloo Bridge to Aldwych stop 23. From Aldwych stop 23 normal line of route to London Bridge stop 26, this will be the nearest stop to the Tower of London (Please advise passengers for the Tower to alight here, and make their way back to this stop for the return journey). From London Bridge stop divert via London Bridge, Borough High Street, Southwark Street to stop 40. From Southwark Street stop 40, continue Southwark Street, Stamford Street to York Road stop 31, then continue York Road, Lambeth Bridge Road stops 49 & 47, Lambeth Bridge, Horseferry Road, to Buckingham Gate stop 34. From Buckingham Gate stop 34, continue Buckingham Palace Road, Grosvenor Place, Hyde Park Corner to Piccadilly stop 18, then continue to Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket stop 20, Pall Mall, Regent Street, to Piccadilly stop 5, then normal line of route to Piccadilly stand.

    Stops 3, 4, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32 & 33 will not be served all day.

    Orange Route:
    From first bus until close of service.

    From Lambeth Palace stand divert via Lambeth Bridge, Horseferry Road, to Buckingham Gate stop 34. From Buckingham Gate stop 34, normal line of route to Queen Victoria Street stop 25. From Queen Victoria Street stop 25, divert via King William Street to London Bridge stop 26, this will be the nearest stop to the Tower of London (Please advise passengers for the Tower to alight here, and make their way back to this stop for the return journey). From London Bridge stop divert via London Bridge, Borough High Street, Southwark Street to stop 40, then normal line of route to Lambeth Palace.

    Stops 32, 33, 36, 37, 39, 41 & 48 will not be served all day.

    Yellow Route:
    Morning journeys will not be affected.

    Green Route:
    Afternoon returns will be in accordance to the finishing times of buses.
  • 24 April to 5 May – Parliament Square – Road Works – Phase 1A - Parliament Square - Delays possible in area

The Guards Museum
23 April: Closed
3 June: Closed
10 June: Closed
17 June: Closed

The Guildhall Art Gallery
1 April: Closed from 12.00
6 April: Closed

Hampton Court Palace
20 - 23 March: The Cumberland Art Gallery will be closed to enable the next artwork rotation to take place
Until 31 March: The Mantegna Gallery will be closed for conservation and representation work
Please note: the Tennis Courts and Magic Garden are only open during Summer months. The Magic Garden will reopen on 1 April

Handel & Hendrix in London
25 March 2017: Closed
28 March 2017: Open 11.00 - 18.00

HMS Belfast
23 - 26 March: Closed for maintenance

The IMAX at the Science Museum
Please check listings in advance
9 - 10 May: Closed
23 May: Closed from 10.00 - 14.00
14 June: Closed

Jason's Original Canal Trip
6 April: 14.30 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
4, 20, 27 April: The Orangery & Gardens wil close at 16.00
22 April: The Orangery & Gardens will close at 14.00

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 

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
20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 March: No Tours/ Sold Out
1, 2, 9, 13, 16, 23 April: Closed/ Sold Out
14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26 April: Not yet announced
15, 18, 19, 21, 25: Limited availability

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret
18 March - July 2017: The Museum will temporarily close for refurbishment

The Queen's Gallery
14 April: Closed
18 April - 18 May: Closed

Queen’s Ice and Bowl
Now fully re-opened. 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 Albert Hall
15, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 April: Closed

Royal Mews
1 April - 31 October: 10.00 - 17.15 (last admission 16.15)
14 April: Closed
3, 10, 17 June: Closed

Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Tour
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: Exhibition 09.00 - 17.00 
1, 6 - 26, 28, 30 April: Tour every 30 minutes 09.30 - 16.30
2 April: Tour every 30 minutes 09.30 - 14.30
3, 27, 29 April: Tour every 30 minutes 09.30 - 12.00
4 - 5 April: Tour every 30 minutes 09.30 - 13.00

St. Paul's Cathedral
13 April: Cathedral closed all morning, expected to open for sightseeing at 12.30. Shop & Cafe open as normal
14 April: Cathedral closed for sighseeing all day. Open for worship only
15 April: Last admission for sightseeing 15.00. Last admission to galleries 15.15
24 April - Late May: Stone & Golden Galleries closed to visitors due to maintenance

Tower of London
30 March: Tower will open at 10.00 to allow staff training to take place

Twickenham Stadium Tours
Closed Mondays/ Sundays after Match Days & Easter Sunday
World Rugby Museum will be closed from 1 March until further notice to allow for relocation within the grounds
Closed on these dates:
28 - 30 March
7 - 10, 21 - 24, 28 April - 1 May

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:
25, 26 March
2, 8, 21 - 23, 28 - 30 April
7, 12 - 14, 19-21, 25-29 May
5 - 30 June
1-4 July
There will be an additional tour at 16.00 on operational days until further notice.
1, 20 April: Mini-tours (30 minutes only)

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. 
Closed Easter Sunday (16th April) and Easter Monday (17th April).

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.
- 4 - 5 April: Closed for memorial service
- 11 April: 09.30 - 13.00
- 14 April: Closed
- 25 April: 14.00 - 15.30

Windsor Castle
5 April: State Apartments closed
14 April: Closed
16 April: Opens at 13.00
23 April: Last admission 12.00
25 April: Last admission 13.00, State apartments closed
19 June: Closed

The Toy Store is no longer in operation so the discount is unfortunately unavailable