London attractions Closures and Notices in December & January

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.

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

Big Bus London Hop On Hop Off Tour

  • 10 December: Diversions and closures between Portland Place and Parliament Square: 
    From 11:30am Until Trafalgar Square Reopens
    • 17 (blue, Oxford Street)
    From 12:30am Until Trafalgar Square Reopens
    • 15 (blue/red, Trafalgar Square)
    • 18 (blue, Regent Street)
    • 19 (blue, Piccadilly Circus) 
    • 20 (blue, Haymarket)
    From 12:30am Until Parliament Square Reopens
    • 21 (blue, Craig's Court)
    • 22 (blue, Whitehall)
    From 1:30pm Until Trafalgar Square Reopens
    • 49 (green, Duncannon St) 
    From 2pm all day
    • 13 (red, St Thomas's Hospital) 
    • 14 (red, Whitehall)
  • 25 December: not included free on London Explorer Pass - if you wish to join a Big Bus tour, you will need to pay separately

Coco-Cola London Eye
21 December: 11.00 - 18.00
22 December: 10.00 - 20.30
23 December: 10.00 - 20.30
24 December: 10.00 - 17.30
25 December: Closed
26 - 30 December: 10.00 - 20.30
31 December: 10.00 - 15.30
1 - 7 January 2018: 11.00 - 18.00
8 - 23 January: Closed for maintenance

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
2 October - 2 April 2018: Tudor Kitchens limited access

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 

The London Dungeon
22 December: 10.00 - 16.00
23 December: 10.00 - 18.00
24 December: 10.00 - 15.00
25 December: Closed
26 December - 10.00 - 17.00
27 - 30 December: 10.00 - 18.00
31 December: 10.00 - 15.00
1 January: 10.00 - 18.00
2 January: 10.00 - 16.00
14 - 24 January: The "Tyrant Boat Ride" will be closed for planned maintenance
25 February - 14 March: The "Drop Dead" drop ride will be closed for planned maintenance

London Eye River Cruise
21 December: 11.45 - 16.45
22 - 23 December: 10.45 - 17.45
24 December: 10.45 - 13.45
25 December: Closed
26 December: 10.45 - 16.45
27 - 30 December: 10.45 - 16.45
31 December: 10.45 - 13.45
1 January: 11.45 - 16.45
2 - 22 January: Closed

Madame Tussauds
18 - 22 December: 10.00 - 16.00
23 December: 09.00 - 16.00
24 December: 09.00 - 14.30
25 December: Closed
26 December: 10.00 - 18.00
27 - 31 December: 09.00 - 17.00
1 January: 10.00 - 18.00
2 January: 10.00 - 16.00
22 January - 2 February: The "Spirit of London" ride will be closed for annual maintenance

Planet Hollywood
2 December: No bookings between 17.00 - 19.30
24 December: Last booking at 20.30
25 December: Closed
31 December: Last booking at 15.00
16 January: Bookings available 11.30 - 17.00
21 January: Last booking at 15.00

Sea Life London Aquarium
21 December: 10.00 - 17.00
22 December: 10.00 - 17.00
23 December: 09.30 - 18.00
24 December: 09.30 - 15.00
25 December: Closed
26 - 30 December: 10.00 - 17.00
31 December: 09.30 - 14.00
1 January: 10.00 - 17.00

Shrek's Adventure
22 December: 10.00 - 16.00
23 December: 10.00 - 18.00
24 December: 10.00 - 15.00
25 December: Closed
26 December: 10.00 - 17.00
27 - 30 December: 10.00 - 18.00
31 December: 10.00 - 15.00
1 January: 10.00 - 18.00
2 January: 10.00 - 16.00

St. Paul's Cathedral
6 December: Last admission 15.15; last admission to galleries 15.30
8 December: Last admission 15.30; last admission to galleries 15.45
12 December: Last admission 15.15; last admission to galleries 15.30
13 December: Closed
14 December: Closed
16 December: Cathedral closed all morning; open for sightseeing at 13.00
19 December: Last admission 15.00; last admission to galleries 15.15
21 December: Last admission 14.45; last admission to galleries 15.00
23 December: Last admission 13.15; last admission to galleries 13.30
25 December: Closed to sightseeing
26 December: Cathedral opens at 09.00
1 January: Cathedral opens at 09.00

Tower Bridge Exhibition
South Lift is currently out of order. 

Wembley Stadium Tours
Closed on these dates:
5 - 6 December
9 December
13 December
24 - 26 December
1 January
4 January
7 January
13 January
31 January
2, 3, 5, 6, 8 - 12, 14 - 21 January: Last tour at 15.00
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.