London attractions Closures and Notices in August & September

Please find 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 on our website or on your London Explorer Pass Map.


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. If the forecast is poor, check before you travel!

Big Bus London Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

  • 4 - 5 August: London Triathlon
    Diversion & stop closures possible on both days

Churchill War Rooms
Please note the museum can get particularly busy during peak season and there may be queues. We advise visiting earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon. 

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.
  • 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 London Dungeon
5 November - 21 December: Early closure at 16.00
Extended Opening Hours - 18.00:
22 July - 9 August
23, 27 - 30 December
Extended Opening Hours - 19.00
10 August - 1 September
20 - 15 October
Extended Opening Hours - 20.00
26 - 27 October
31 October

Planet Hollywood
26 September: closed from 14.30 for private event
29 November: No reservations

Shrek's Adventure
Extended Opening Hours 2018: 18.00 last tour:
5 - 31 August
21 - 26 October
23 December
27 - 30 December

SEALIFE London Aquarium
Extended Opening Hours 2018: 09.30 - 18.00
23 July - 31 August
22 - 26 October
26 - 28 December
24 December: 09.00 - 15.00
25 December: Closed
31 December: 10.00 - 14.00

Tower Bridge Exhibition
South Lift is currently out of order. 

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.