The City of London is home to many attractions, all of which have meticulously planned how to keep you safe on your visit.
If you ever wanted to see some of London's iconic landmarks without the crowds, now is the time to do it.
Tower Bridge will transport you back to Victorian London. The Tower Bridge Exhibition uncovers the fascinating story of this iconic landmark from the very beginning.
Before your visit, please be aware:
- Tower Bridge is open 9.30am to 6pm daily (last entry at 5pm)
- You must visit only with members of the same household or support bubble
- Plan your journey and arrive at your booked entry time
- They are only accepting card and contactless payments
- Be aware that only small bags are permitted – see the bag policy
- Please pre-book your tickets online to guarantee your entry time
- Please bring a face covering with you, you'll need this throughout the attraction
Tower of London
Explore the 1000-year history of London’s iconic castle and World Heritage Site, also the home of the world-renowned Crown Jewels.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Last admissions are at 4.30pm (4pm slot) and buildings within the Tower close at 5.30pm.
The Tower of London has restricted visitor numbers each day so you can safely explore the history of this famous fortress, palace and prison
- All public outdoor areas of the Tower of London are open, as well as the Crown Jewels, South Battlements, Medieval Palace, Bloody Tower, Torture at the Tower exhibition and some floors of the White Tower. All other buildings remain closed
St Paul's Cathedral
One of London's most recognisable and historic buildings, St Paul's Cathedral is an iconic feature of the London skyline.
Tickets must be booked in advance, the price of admission includes entry to the Cathedral Floor, Crypt and the Dome Galleries. Safety measures at the cathedral include:
- Open Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 4.30pm (last entry at 4.00pm).
- Timed Entry - Sightseeing tickets will have a 30 minute entry timeslot to ensure the safe arrival of visitors to the Cathedral
- Party size –Please follow Government advice on visiting with your household or your support bubble. Please ensure that the party lead knows the names and contact details of each person they visit with, should this be needed by the Test and Trace service
- Access to Dome Galleries – The Stone Gallery will be open, due to current physical distancing guidelines, the Golden Gallery is temporarily closed
Museum of London
Discover the people and events that shape London, making it the place it is today. The Museum will show you how London evolved during prehistoric, Roman, Saxon and medieval times through to the present day. Understand how the London has developed, also examining the turbulent years when London was ravaged by civil wars, plague and fire.
The Museum of London safety procedures include:
- Introduction of revised opening times - 10am-5pm, Wednesday-Sunday, and closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday.
- Free advance ticket booking
- Signage for social distancing
- Face covering requirements upon entering the site unless otherwise exempt
Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre
The first Guildhall Art Gallery shows a changing display of about 250 artworks from its collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture, in addition to a programme of temporary exhibitions.
In 1988, Museum of London archaeologists made an astonishing discovery during an archaeological dig taking place in preparation for the new Art Gallery building project, it was found that the capital's only Roman amphitheatre was located in Guildhall Yard. In 2002, the doors to the amphitheatre opened for the first time in nearly 2,000 years.
New safety measures and visitor information:
- Opening times are 10.30am - 4pm (last entry 3pm) daily from 2 June.
- Pre-booked tickets are compulsory for entry to Guildhall Art Gallery, which includes London's Roman Amphitheatre and the City of London Heritage Gallery. Book online.
- The ticketing system limits the number of visitors in the gallery at any one time and a one-way route round the Gallery makes it easier to maintain physical distancing.
- The Gallery is deep-cleaned by trained specialists every day before we open. The cleansing team cleans the toilet facilities at regular intervals, and high frequency touchpoints such as door handles and handrails are also cleaned throughout the day.
- They encourage all visitors to use the hand sanitiser stations available on entering and at key points inside the Gallery. You should also consider bringing your own hand sanitiser and tissues.
- The team members at the Welcome Desk are behind a screen, to help protect you and them. Personal Protective Equipment has been made available to the team members if they wish to wear it.
- They are asking visitors to wear a face covering in the Gallery.
- If team members see that guidance is not being followed, they will ask visitors to leave or close the Gallery.
Noël Coward: Art & Style
Noël Coward: Art & Style at Guildhall Art Gallery celebrates the dazzling visual side of Coward’s life and work by taking a fresh and vibrant look at the glittering world that Coward created. Bringing together never-before-seen materials from the Coward Archive, the exhibition demonstrates vividly the enormous impact that he and his creative circle had on the fashion and culture of his time, and how his legacy and influence still resonate today. The world première of this new exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of Noël Coward’s West End debut as a 19-year-old playwright.
The exhibition will open on 14 June, find out more and book your tickets.