A list of what’s open in London to help you plan for your visit to the city. From museums, attractions, shops and markets to parks and gardens.
As London continues to reopen, many major attractions, museums, heritage sites, markets, and shops have reopened and are ready to welcome you back as you rediscover your favourite things to do in London.
Whether you are planning a staycation, nearcation or a well earned extended escape (from reality), we’ve put together a list of what’s open in London (and upcoming reopenings) to help you plan.
London Eye has reopened for you to enjoy its iconic 360-degree views of the city’s skyline. Know Before You Go: Tickets must be pre-booked online, site is cashless, guests must wear a face-covering and capacity per pod has been reduced. More details here
Discover the history of Tower Bridge, which is now open for tours again. Know Before You Go: A one-way route has been put in place. You will start your visit at the North Tower, then walk across the iconic glass floor to the South Tower. Cashless site, pre-book tickets online, face mask is required, and reduced group size. More details here
The Tower of London is now open Wednesdays – Sundays, including all outdoor areas. With less crowds around, now is the time to really explore her Majesty’s 1000 year-old fortress and see the crown jewels, line of Kings, and the White Tower. Know Before You Go: Number of visitors at one time have been reduced. Tickets and arrival time must be booked online, in advance. One-way visitor routes. More details here
Windsor Castle – The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world is open to visitors again. Know Before You Go: Tickets and time slot must be booked online in advanced. Number of visitors at one time has been reduced. More details here
Kew Gardens is welcoming visitors again to its magnificent gardens. Spend a day roaming this iconic green space in London. The glasshouses and cafes are also open. Know Before You Go: You must book your time slot online before you visit, otherwise, you will be turned away, even if you’re a member. More details here
Kensington Palace is now open Wednesdays – Sundays. Travel back in time by exploring the birthplace of Queen Victoria. Tour her childhood rooms and state apartments. Know Before You Go: Book your tickets in advance online. More details here
Madame Tussauds London is open. Go rub shoulders with Royalty and your favourite celebrities from here and across the pond. Know Before You Go: Pre-book your ticket and time slot online. Cashless site. Face mask is required. More details here
Natural History Museum is open and ready to whalecome you back, Wednesdays – Sundays from 11am – 6pm. Know Before You Go: Tickets must be booked in advance, online or by calling the contact centre. Limited number of people allowed in galleries at one time. Face masks are required inside the museum. More details here
The National Gallery has reopened and is welcoming daily visitors once again – 11am -6pm, and until 9pm on Fridays. New Exhibition Alert: Titan – Love Desire Death – The artist’s sensuous interpretation of Classical myths of love, temptation, and punishment.(Now – 17 Jan 2021) Know Before You Go: Free admission is by advanced booking online only. Face masks are required inside the building. More details here
Selected galleries have been reopened at the Victoria & Albert Museum with more galleries scheduled to reopen soon. New Exhibition Alert: Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk. Begins 27 Aug 2020 (This exhibition is paid. Tickets:£16 -£18). Know Before You Go: Entry is still free, but timed tickets must be booked online. Face masks are required in building. More details here
The Foundling Museum is once again welcoming visitors, Wednesdays – Sundays with a new temporary exhibition. Know Before You Go: New entrance on the right-hand side of the building, the main entrance is now exit only. Museum journey now begins on lower ground floor. Tickets and time slot must be booked online, in advance. Face masks are required inside museum. More details here
The British Museum is open and welcoming you to reunite with 2 million years of human history and culture. Know Before You Go: Free & paid entry is now ticketed and must be booked in advance online. Face masks are required. There is a new one-way route sign posted throughout the museum. More details here
The famous Camden Market has been opened since June with daily hours of operations from 10am. One-way route system has been put in place to manage a socially distanced flow of traffic. More details here
All areas of Borough Market are now opened. Located near London Bridge, go delight in fresh, delicious food at one of London’s oldest food markets. Social distancing measures are in place with reduced level of communal seating. More details here
Seven Dials is back in market with distanced seating plus more health and safety measures. Order from your table by scanning the QR code at this chic multi-level food market in London’s West End. More details here
Brixton Village in South West London, offers a taste of the world by reflecting London’s delicious food and cultural diversity. The village and market row are now open with health and safety measures in place. More details here
City Cruises is back in service, welcoming you on board for a relaxing or fun cruise on the Thames. See London from the Thames. Know Before You Go: Dining and experiences cruises must be pre-booked online. Cashless transactions only on board. A face mask is required to travel on city cruises boats. More details here
London Hop-on Hop-off bus tours are back offering you a view of London from the top. Know Before You Go: Face mask is required on the bus. Tickets must be purchased online. Hygiene screens have been installed to keep distance between drivers and guests. Numbers of passenger allowed on bus have been reduced. More details here
The Harry Potter Studio Tour will reopen on 20 Aug 2020. Escape reality to the magical world of Harry Potter. Know Before You Go: Tickets must be booked in advance and are not available to purchase at venue. A face mask is required during visit. More details here
It’s lights on and curtains up in the West End as some of your favourite plays and musicals are set to return to London’s Theatreland. Know Before You Go: New health and safety measures include: reduced capacities, contactless tickets, temperature tests and deep cleans, as well as hand sanitation, face coverings and track and trace.
October 2020 Openings in the West End
November 2020 Openings in the West End
Beyond the West End
The Bridge Theatre (located a 10 minute walk from London Bridge tube station) is open and exclusively showcasing one-person performances including Talking Heads and Beat The Devil – A Covid Monologue. More details here.