London attractions Closures and Notices in January & February 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 - Big Bus & Golden Tours
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
19 January: Women's March & Rally - Diversions, delays and stop closures from 12.15 - 14.30 *approx

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. 

The London Eye
7 - 22 January: Closed for maintenance

The London Dungeon
4 - 17 March: Drop Dead Ride closed for maintenance

Madame Tussauds
14 - 25 January: Spirit of London ride closed for maintenance

Planet Hollywood
28 April: No reservations before 18.30
29 November: No reservations

Shrek's Adventure
Extended Opening Hours 2018: 18.00 last tour:
23 December
27 - 30 December

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
1 January: Cathedral open at 9.00
22 January: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30; galleries 11.45
25 January: Last admission for sightseeing 11.00; galleries 11.15
28 January: Cathedral opens 10.15; galleries open 10.30
6 March: No sightseeing
15 March: Last admission for sightseeing 12.30; galleries 12.45
22 March: Open at 10.15
29 March: Open at 13.00
18 April: Open at 12.45
19 April: No sightseeing
20 April: Last admission for sightseeing 15.00; galleries 15.15
10 May: Open at 13.00
11 May: Last admission for sightseeing 15.00; galleries 15.15
16 May: Open at 10.15
17 May: Open at 13.00
21 May: Last admission for sightseeing 13.00; galleries 13.15
7 June: Open at 13.00
22 June: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30; galleries 11.45
24 June: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30; galleries 11.45
29 June: Last admission for sightseeing 11.30; galleries 11.45

Tower Bridge Exhibition
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.
18 January: Closed
31 January: 14.00 - 15.30
9 March: Closed 
11 March: Closed
20 March: open 09.30-12.00, closed in the afternoon.   Multimedia guides available for morning visits
21 March: open 09.30-13.00, closed in the afternoon. Restricted visitor route in the morning, meaning no multimedia guides.