London attractions Closures and Notices in May 2019

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!

Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour 
For the most up-to-date route diversions and stop closures please see use the following

Golden Tours :
Big Bus :

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. 

Hampton Court Palace
Please note: the Tennis Courts and Magic Garden are only open during Summer months. There will be an early closure on 11 June at 15.00.

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

St Paul's Cathedral
Please note that the Whispering Gallery in St Paul's Cathedral will be closed to the public with immediate effect for the foreseeable future.

Tower Bridge
South Lift is currently out of order.

Wembley Stadium Tours
There will be an additional tour at 16.00 on operational days until further notice.

Westminster Abbey
The Abbey is a very popular attraction. During summer, Easter and Christmas holidays, queue times may exceed 90 minutes. We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes before the advertised closing time to allow for security checks.

Thursday 20 June - Open from 14.00 –15.30
Saturday 7 September - Open from 9.00 – 13.00
Tuesday 10 September - Open from 14.00 – 15.30.