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What's open and when in London: latest lockdown rules

From great shops and top-notch pubs, to amazing attractions, museums and galleries, find out what’s open and when in London.

Show some love for London and the amazing places that make up the city as lockdown restrictions are eased in the capital. 

Plan a visit to amazing attractions, dine at your favourite pubs and restaurants, pick up summer threads while out shopping, spend an evening at the theatre or dance until the early hours at a top nightclub. Find more things to do after lockdown

What's open in London?

Culture and entertainment in London

London attractions including museums, galleries and theatres are open across the capital. 

Discover things to do with the kids, tick off that world-famous attraction you've always wanted to visit or enjoy the latest art and museum exhibitions

Spend an evening in Theatreland as the curtain is raised on many of the West End's top shows. See new and returning musicals, classic comedy and innovative plays – just make sure to book ahead for the best seats.

There are also plenty of outdoor performances taking place under the stars this summer, including the return of drive-in and open-air cinemas

Dance the night away at one of London's top nightclubs, which are now allowed to reopen following the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions.

Shopping in London

Shops in London are open, from quirky boutiques and high street favourites to designer labels and flagship stores. 

Head to these top London shopping locations and pop into all your favourite shops, department stores, shopping centres and markets.

Food and drink

Indoor and outdoor hospitality is open across the capital, so plan a trip to one of London’s pubs, bars and restaurants

Treat yourself to a tasty meal at an alfresco London restaurant, enjoy drinks with a view on a rooftop bar, visit your favourite local cafe or grab a pint in the sunshine at a beer garden.

You can also drop by London's top markets for fresh produce, street food and seasonal ingredients, including the historic Borough Market.

When visiting your favourite spots, remember that you may need to book a table in advance! 

Outdoor things to do in London

Enjoy the great outdoors during a visit to London's most beautiful parks and gardens.

Soak up the sunshine during a picnic, climb to the top of the Marble Arch Mound or take the kids to burn off some energy in a playground.

Explore the gorgeous grounds of Kew GardensBuckingham Palace and Hampton Court Palace. Alternatively, spot some outdoor art across the capital, including the Illuminated River or The Line.

Head to your favourite lido or swimming spot for a refreshing dip, or practice your downward dog at one of the best outdoor fitness spots in London.

Getting around the city

Instead of using public transport to get around, enjoy some fresh air on a walk, rent an e-scooter or cycle to your destination.

You can also whizz down the Thames on a speedboat tour, see the sights from a bus tour and enjoy a relaxing river cruise

More reopenings

Accommodation is open across London, so you can plan a hotel stay, weekend break or a longer staycation.

Other venues open for business include libraries, hair salons, barbers, beauty salons, spas and gyms. 

What's not open in London?

All venues across the capital are allowed to open following the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions, although some places may still remain closed. 

Coronavirus guidance for London

It is mandatory to wear a face covering across all Transport for London services and stations – you may be denied access to the travel network if you’re not wearing a face covering.

You should also continue to wear a face covering in crowded public spaces. 

Make sure to check direct with the venue for information about entry requirements, face coverings and special safety measures in place ahead of your visit. 

Find all the the latest official UK coronavirus guidance