Closures & Notices

LONDON PASS EXCEPTIONAL CLOSURES IN JANUARY & FEBRUARY

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

Arsenal FC Stadium Tours

  • 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
  • 11 February: Closed

Banqueting House

  • 26 January: Last ticket at 15.15 - building closes at 16.00
  • 3 February: Last ticket at 12.15 - building closes at 13.00
  • 7 February: Last ticket at 15.15 - building closes at 16.00
  • 8 February: Last ticket at 12.15 - building closes at 13.00
  • 9 February: Last ticket at 14.15 - building closes at 15.00
  • 11 February: Last ticket at 14.15 - building closes at 15.00
  • 18 February: Last ticket at 12.15 - building closes at 13.00
  • 23 February: Last ticket at 12.15 - building closes at 13.00

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

  • 2 February: Closed from 13.00
  • 6 February: Closed from 16.00
  • 7 February: Closed 
  • 8 February: Closed from 10.00 - 12.00

British Museum
23 & 27 January: Museum galleries closed until 10.30 for staff training; The Great Court will open at 9.00 and the South Africa: the art of a nation exhibition will open at 10.00

The Cartoon Museum
Closed on Mondays
Sunday Opening Hours: 10:30 - 17:30

Charles Dickens Museum
Closed on Mondays 
19 February, 19 March: Opens at 13.00

Chelsea FC Stadium Tour 

  • 4,18, 19, 25 February: Closed
  • 11, 12, 13 March: Closed
  • 1, 2, 4, 5, 22, 23 April: Closed
  • 6, 7, 21, 22, 28 May: 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 February: Museum will close early at 16.30
3 & 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
  • 4 January - 30 April: Road Works - Victoria - lane closures on Eccleston Bridge and Elizabeth Bridge, possible delays entering and leaving Victoria
  • 3 - 17 February: Parliament Square - Road works: Westminter, Lane restrictions on Parliament Square (East side), St. Margaret's Street (southbound) closed, possible delays
  • 4 - 5 February: Charing Cross Road southbound closure road works: Stop 44 will not be served, buses will additionally stop at Stops 20, Haymarket and 21 Trafalgar Square
  • 4 February: EU Referendum Rally: Richmond Terrace - Delays in the area
  • 5 Feburary: London Winter Run: Westminster & City - Delays and diversions during event
  • 17 - 19 February: Parliament Square: Lane closure on Parliament Square (east side) due to road works - possible delays in area
  • 20 February: National Day of Action against Trump Demonstration - Parliament Square - Delays & Diversions possible during demonstration
  • 4 March - NHS March & Rally: Tavistock Square to Parliament Square - Delays & Diversions possible
  • 9 March - Ceremonial Event: Whitehall & Victoria Embankment - Delays & diversions possible
  • 11 March - Million Woman March: Oxford Street to Trafalgar Square - Delays & diversions possible
  • 18 March - Anti-Racism UN Day Rally
  • 19 March - St. Patrick's Day Parade: Piccadilly to Whitehall - Delays & diversions possible
  • 25 March - Pro EU March: Parliament Square Gardens - Delays & diversions possible
  • 23 April - London Marathon - Diversions & stop closures all day
  • 29 May - BUPA 10K - Diversions & stop closures all day

The Guards Museum
13 December - 2 February 2017: Closed

Hampton Court Palace
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
20 - 26 February: Closed
25 March 2017: Closed
28 March 2017: Open 11.00 - 18.00

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.

Kew Gardens
30 Oct - 17 Feb 2016: Glasshouses, galleries, Climbers & Creepers and Treetop Walkway will close from 15:45
The Pavilion Restaurant, Waterlily House & Kew Palace: Closed for Winter
The Temperate House and the Evolution House: Closed until 2018 for major restoration 

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

Museum of Comedy
21 - 27 January & 4 February: Closed

National Theatre Backstage Tours
29 January: Closed
5, 12 - 14, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26 February: Closed

Queen’s Ice and Bowl
From 13 February: Additional building work for up to 2 weeks. Call ahead to check opening hours
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
January: Closed

Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Tour
5 - 6 February: Exhibition Closed; tour available every 30 minutes from 09.30 - 17.00
28 February: Exhibition open from 09.00 - 17.00; tour available every 30 minutes from 09.30 - 12.00

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:
3 - 6, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 24 - 27 February
1 - 14, 20, 27 - 31 March
World Rugby Museum will be closed from 1 March until further notice to allow for relocation within the grounds
1 - 3, 7 - 10, 17, 21 - 24, 28-30 April

Wembley Stadium Tours
Closed on these dates:
25 February: mini tours lasting 30 minutes
22, 23, 26 February
8, 9, 15, 16, 25, 26 March

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