Closures & Notices

LONDON PASS EXCEPTIONAL CLOSURES IN DECEMBER & JANUARY

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!

Apsley House
October - 31 March 2017: Closed

ArcelorMittal Orbit
9 - 10 January 2017: Closed

Arsenal FC Stadium Tours

  • 24 December: Tours will close at 16.00 (last tour 15.00). Museum open until 16.30
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 26 December: Guided tours only, every 20 minutes from 09.20 - 11.00. Museum open until 15.00
  • 31 December: Tours will clos at 17.00. Museum open until 17.30
  • 1 January: Guided tours only, every 20 minutes from 09.20 - 12.00. Museum open until 16.00
  • 22 January: Tours closed. Museum open from 10.00 - 13.30
  • 31 January: Guided tours only, every 30 minutes from 09.30 - 15.30. Museum open until 19.45

Benjamin Franklin House
24 - 29 December: Closed
1 January 2017: Closed

Beefeater Distillery Tours
Check their website in advance as some tours may be sold out

  • 24 December: 11.00 - 16.00
  • 25 - 26 December: Closed
  • 27 December: 11.00 - 16.00
  • 28 - 30 December: 10.00 - 18.00
  • 31 December: 11.00 - 16.00
  • 1 January: Closed
  • 2 January: 11.00 - 16.00

City Cruises
On 31st December all cruises will finish earlier than normal. The last boat from Greenwich to Westminster will be at 15:20, the last boat from Tower to Westminster at 16:00, the last from Westminster to Greenwich at 13:20, from Tower to Greenwich at 14:10, and the last from Westminster to Tower at 16:40.

The Cartoon Museum
Closed on Mondays
Sunday Opening Hours: 10:30 - 17:30
25 December - 2 January 2017: Closed

Charles Dickens Museum
Closed on Mondays 
11 December, 18 December, 15 January: Opens at 13.00
28 - 29 November, 25 - 26 December, 1 January: Closed
15 January 2017, 19 February, 19 March: Opens at 13.00

Chelsea FC Stadium Tour 

  • 31 December: Closed
  • 7, 8, 22, 28, 29 January: Closed
  • 4, 5, 18, 19, 25, 26 February: Closed
  • 11, 12 March: Closed

Chelsea Physic Garden
31 Oct - March 2017: Gardens will be closed to public for the winter

The Estorick Collection
Gallery closed until January 2017

The Fan Museum
Closed until 24 January

The Foundling Museum
24, 25, 27 December, 1 January 2017: Closed
3 March 2017: Museum will close early at 15.30

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

  • 26 & 27 November: Bulleid Way closure - Coach tour and Harry Potter departures will depart from alternative terminals.
  • 26 November: UK Veterans march - Whitehall Gardens to Downing Street - possible delays whilst march passes.
  • 5 December: Demonstration at Parliament Square - diversion during event
  • 10 December: Falkland Island Wreath Laying - Whitehall - diversion during ceremony
  • 31 December: Due to New Year's Eve Fireworks display, large areas of Central London will be closed to traffic in stages from 14.00
  • 1 January: New Year's Day parade - large areas of Central London will be closed to traffic all day
  • 4 January - 30 April: Road Works - Victoria - lane closures on Eccleston Bridge and Elizabeth Bridge, possible delays entering and leaving Victoria
  • 12 January: Taxi Demonstration - Bank Junction: delays in City and other areas
  • 14 January: Gordon School Memorial Parade - Whitehall to Victoria Embankment Gardens: Delays possible in Whitehall
  • 21 January: Women Against Trump March - Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square: Delays possible whilst march passes
  • 23 January: Holocaust Memorial Day - City Hall: delays possible in area
  • 28 January - 31 January: Parliament Square - Westminster: Bridge Street closed eastbound and lane closures on Parliament Square
  • 29 January: Chinese New Year - Chinatown: delays possible
  • 31 January - 3 February: Parliament Square - Road works: Westminster - Bridge Street closed westbound, all routes on diversion - Stops 32 & 33 will not be served during this period

The Guards Museum
13 December - 6 February 2017: Closed

Guildhall Art Gallery
24 - 27 December & 1 January: Closed
16 January: Roman Amphitheatre closed

HMS Belfast
4 - 5 January 2017: Closed

Hampton Court Palace
3 - 10 January 2017: Henry VIII Apartments: Closed for annual maintenance of the floors
3 - 13 January 2017: The Haunted Gallery: Closed for renewal of the walkway carpet and under floor heating repairs
19 - 20 January 2017: The Mantegna Gallery: Closed for lighting trial work
23 - 27 January 2017: The Georgian Story, The Queen's State Apartments: Closed for cleaning. 
Please note: the Tennis Courts and Magic Garden are only open during Summer months

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

Household Cavalry Museum
9 January: Closed

The IMAX at the Science Museum
Please check listings in advance
From 15 December: limited IMAX documentary screenings due to the Rogue One feature film screenings. You can still use your London Pass to access documentary films at 10.50 and 11.50 daily, however your pass cannot be used for tickets to Rogue One.

The Jewish Museum
25 - 26 December, 1 January: Closed
10 January: Closed

Keats House
24 December: 11.00 - 16.00
25 - 27 December: Closed
28 December - 1 January: 11.00 - 17.00
2 January: 11.00 - 17.00

Kensington Palace
16 - 20 January: the Orangery restaurant will be closed all day

Kew Gardens
30 Oct - 17 Feb 2016: Glasshouses, galleries, Climbers & Creepers and Treetop Walkway will close from 15:45

Museum of Comedy
5 December: Closed
24 December - 9 January 2017: Closed

National Portrait Gallery
31 December: Closes at 18.00
1 January: Closes at 18.00

National Theatre Backstage Tours
1, 2, 8, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 29 January: Closed
5, 8 February: 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 Mews
December & January: Closed

Tower Bridge Exhibition

  • 1 October - 30 December: Tower Bridge Road is closed to vehicles due to essential maintenance works. It is advisable to allow extra time to reach the Ticket Office during this period.
  • 4 December: From 8.00 - 16.00, pedestrian routes across Tower Bridge will be unavailable. Access to the Exhibition will remain open as usual, with access available via either the ticket office or the South lift

Tower of London
16 - 27 January 2017: The Martin Tower will be closed for maintenance works
20 January: The Tower will open at 10am after staff training

Twickenham Stadium Tours
Closed on these dates:
1 - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 January
3 - 6, 13, 20, 25 - 27 February
1 - 14, 20, 27, 31 March

Wembley Stadium Tours
Closed on these dates:
1 January
9 - 20 January: mini tours lasting 30 minutes

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
9 - 20 January - State apartments closed

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