London attractions Closures and Notices in July & August

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 Hop On Hop Off Tour

23 July: London Triathlon - following stops will be out of service:
All Day:
- 2 (Oxford Street) 
- 3 (Regent Street) 
- 4 (Piccadilly Circus) 
- 17 (Parliament Square) 
- 18 (Tothill Street) 
From 14.00 until Tower Bridge reopens:
- 14 (Westminster Pier)

12 August: 13:00 and 14:30 Delays & Disruptions
2 (Oxford Street) 
3 (Regent Street) 
4 (Piccadilly Circus) 
5 (Haymarket) 
6 (Trafalgar Square) 
7 (Craig's Court) 
8 (Whitehall) 

Red: 6(Trafalgar Square) 

Green: 47 (Duncannon Street) 

City Cruises Thames River Cruise
12 - 14 September: Waterloo Pier is closed for essential maintenance work

Hampton Court Palace
Please note: the Tennis Courts and Magic Garden are only open during Summer months.
11 September: Magic Garden closed for maintenance

Kew Gardens
The Pavilion Restaurant, Waterlily House & Kew Palace: Closed during Winter
The Temperate House and the Evolution House: Closed until 2018 for major restoration 

London Eye River Cruise
12 - 14 September: Waterloo Pier will be closed for essential maintenance work

St. Paul's Cathedral
6 September: Late opening at 11.00, Whispering Gallery closed
7 September: Late opening at 11.00

Tower Bridge Exhibition
South Lift is currently out of order. 

Wembley Stadium Tours
Closed on these dates:
5 - 6 August
25 - 26 August
There will be an additional tour at 16.00 on operational days until further notice.

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.