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.


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

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.
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.
  • 3 February: People's Assembly March & Rally - Gower Street to Whitehall
    Diversions & delays possible
  • 3 February: Waitangi Day 
    Diversions between Parliament Square and Buckingham Gate. Stop 33 will not be served
  • 4 February: Winter Run - Westminster
    Possible delays
  • 18 February: Chinese New Year - Soho & Chinatown

    An area surrounding China Town will be closed to traffic all day.
    Stops 20, 21, 22 and 44 will not be served all day.Alternative stop for passengers from above stops will be Whitehall stop 4.
    Blue Route:
    The Blue route will be diverted all day follows:
    Normal line of route to Whitehall stop 4, then divert via Northumberland Avenue, Victoria Embankment, Temple Place, Arundel Street, Strand, to Aldwych stop 23. From Aldwych stop 23, normal line of route to Victoria.
    Stops 20, 21, and 22 will not be served all day.
    Red Route.
    The Red route will be diverted all day follows:
    Normal line of route to Whitehall stop 4, then divert via Northumberland Avenue, Victoria Embankment, Temple Place, Arundel Street, Strand, to Aldwych stop 23. From Aldwych stop 23, normal line of route to Piccadilly.
    Stop 22 will not be served all day.
    Orange Route:
    The Orange route will be diverted all day follows:
    Normal line of route to Procter Street stop 70. From Procter street stop 70, continue High Holborn, then turn left onto Kingsway, continue Aldwych, Strand to Aldwych stop 23. From Aldwych stop 23 normal line of route to Lambeth.
    Stops 22 and 44 will not be served all day.

  • 18 March: St. Patrick's Day Parade - Central London
    Possible delays
  • 25 March: London Half-Marathon
    Diversions & Stop closures all day
  • 22 April: London Marathon
    Diversions & Stop closures all day
    Stops 3, 4, 29, 30, 32, 33, 36, 37, 39 & 41 not served
  • 28 May: BUPA 10K
    Diversions & Stop closures all day
  • 7 July: Pride in London
    Diversions & stop closures all day
  • 28 - 29 July: Prudential Ride London Free Cycle
    Diversions & stop closures both days
  • 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 will reopen on 1 April
2 October - 2 April 2018: Tudor Kitchens limited access

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 

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

Queen's Gallery 
14 May - 7 June: Closed
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

Royal Mews
30 March: Closed

St. Paul's Cathedral
9 February: Closed
14 February: Open for worship only
27 February: Cathedral closed all morning; open for sightseeing at 13.00
14 March: Cathedral open from 10.15
16 March: Cathedral closed all morning; open for sightseeing at 13.00
29 March: Cathedral closed all morning; open for sightseeing at 12.45
30 March: Open for worship only

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
23 May: Last admission at 16.00

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
5 February: No tours
9 - 10 February: No tours
16 February: No tours
19 February: No tours
26 February: No tours
5 March: No tours
12 - 14 March: No tours
16 - 19 March: No tours
26 March: No tours
1 April: No tours
6 - 8 April: No tours
10 - 11 April: No tours
16 April: No tours
23 April: 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
1 - 4, 11 - 23 February: Last tour at 15.00
7 February: Closed
9 February: Mini Tours
10 February: Closed
24 February: Mini Tours
25 February: Closed
2, 4, 5, 8 - 14, 20 - 25, 28 - 31 March: Last tour at 15.00
3 March: Closed
7 March: Closed
26 - 27 March: Closed
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.

Windsor Castle
29 March: Closed
30 March: Closed
1 April: Open from 13.00
19 April: State Apartments closed
20 April: Closed 
21 April: State Apartments 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