Closures & Notices

LONDON PASS EXCEPTIONAL CLOSURES IN MAY & JUNE

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
29 May: 11.00 - 17.00

Arsenal FC Stadium Tours

  • 21 - 31 May: Closed
  • 1 - 4 June: Closed
  • 5 - 26 June: Pitch Maintenance - dugout will be restricted and pitch may be undercover

Banqueting House

  • 28 May: Last admission 14.15 - Closes at 15.00
  • 25 May: Last admission 15.15 - Closes at 16.00
  • 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
  • 28 June: Last admission 14.15 - Closes at 15.00
  • 29 June: Last admission 15.15 - 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

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 

  • 21, 22, 23, 26, 30, 31 May: Closed
  • 25 May: first tour departs at 13.00
  • 30 May: no access to home/away dressing rooms from 13.00
  • 31 May: home dressing room closed from 13.00
  • 1 June: No home & away dressing rooms available from 09.00 - 13.00
  • 2, 5, 8, 10 June: No home & away dresssing rooms available from 13.00
  • 4 June: No home & away dressing rooms available
  • 9 June: Closed
  • 12 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
25 May: Closed from 15.00
29 May: Open 10.00 - 18.00

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.
  • 8 - 26 May: Park Lane southbount Stop 46 - Stop closed 09.00 - 15.00, during this time tour buses will use a temporary stop further south outside the Aston Martin showroom.
  • 15 - 21 May: Parliament Square - Road Works - Delays possible
  • 15 - 31 May: Bayswater Road - Road works - Diversions on Orange and Green routes
  • 21 May: Trafalgar Square - London Symphony Orchestra Recital - Delays possible
  • 21 - 24 May: Parliament Square - Road Works - Delays possible
  • 24 May: Whitehall - UN Peacekeepers Wreath Laying - Diversion during ceremony, Stop 3 will not be served
  • 24 - 30 May: Bayswater Road - Road works - Diversions possible
  • 24 - 31 May: Parliament Square - Road Works - Delays possible
  • 27 - 28 May: Tooley Street closed in both directions - Orange route will be diverted via Southwark Bridge stopping additionally at Stop 30. Stops 37, 39 and 40 will not be served on both days
  • 29 May: London Vitality 10K - Diversions & stop closures all day
  • 30 May - 10 June: Parliament Square - Road works - delays possible
  • 31 May - 6 June: Bayswater Road - Road works - Diversions on Yellow and Orange Routes
  • 7 - 13 June: Baywater Road - Road works - Diversions on Yellow, Orange and Green Routes
  • 10 - 17 June: Parliament Square - Road works - Diversions on all routes, Stops 32 & 33 will not be served
  • 11 June: Westminster - Women's Tour of Britain - Delays possible during event
  • 14 - 22 June: Bayswater Road - Road works - Diversions on Yellow and Orange Routes
  • 17 June: Whitehall - Trooping the Colour - Delays possible during event
  • 17 - 30 June: Parliament Square - Road works - Delays possible 
  • 18 June: Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square - Rathayatra - Delays and diversions possible in area during event
  • 19 June: Westminster - State Opening of Parliament - Diversions to all routes, delays possible
  • 23 - 28 June: Bayswater Road - Roadworks - Diversions possible near Chilworth Street and Sussex Gardens
  • 24 June: Smithfield Markte to St. Paul's Cathedral - St. John's Day Parade - Delays possible
  • 24 June: Park Lane to Parliament Square - Unite March & Rally - Delays and diversions possible
  • 24 June: Mallet Street to Westminster - NUT March - Delays and diversions possible 
  • 30 June - 9 July - Parliament Square - Road Works - Delays possible

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

The Household Cavalry Museum
19, 22, 24, 26, 31 May: Open 12.00 - 18.00
25 May: Open 10.00 - 14.00
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
18 May: Closed from 13.00
23 May: Closed from 10.00 - 14.00
14 June: Closed

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 

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
12, 17, 20, 22, 23 May: Sold Out
3, 4, 11, 16, 18, 20, 23 - 28 June: Sold Out or Closed

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

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
1 April - 31 October: 10.00 - 17.15 (last admission 16.15)
3, 6, 7, 10, 17 June: Closed

Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Tour
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: Exhibition 09.00 - 17.00 
1, 8, 14 - 17, 19 - 20, 22 - 23, 29 May: Tour every 30 minutes 09.30 - 16.30
7, 21, 28 May - Tour every 30 minutes 09.30 - 11.00
2 - 6, 9 - 13, 18, 24 - 27, 30 - 31 May: Tour every 30 minutes 09.30 - 12.00
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

St. Paul's Cathedral
23 May: Cathedral closed all morning; expected to open for sightseeing at 12.30
24 May: Cathedral closed all morning; expected to open for sightseeing at 14.30
29 May: Stone & Golden Galleries due to reopen but with limited views available from Stone Gallery
24 June: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30, last admission to galleries 11.45. Cathedral floor to be clear of visitors by 12.45. Cafe & shop open as normal
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

Tower of London
During Half-term holidays (22 May - 3 June), 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
Closed on these dates:
19 - 22 May
26 - 29 May
31 May
1 - 5, 9 - 12, 14 - 21, 24 - 26 June

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:
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. 

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.
- 19 May: 09.30 - 15.30
- 20 May: 09.30 - 15.30
- 22 May: 09.30 - 15.30
- 23 May: 14.00 - 15.30
- 6 June: 09.30 - 12.00
- 7 June: 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

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