London’s continues to open up in August 2020 following the easing of lockdown restrictions. Many attractions already opened in July, and more will continue to open during the summer. We’ve made a list of some of the major attractions reopening in London this August 2020.
Attractions & Activities Opening in London August 2020
Saturday, 1 August 2020: The View from The Shard reopens, with allocated arrival time slots and social distancing measures.
Friday 7 August 2020: Tottenham Stadium Tour reopens to the public
Throughout August 2020: Experience drive-in cinema at Troubadour Meridian Water in Enfield
Thursday, 20 August 2020: The Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter reopens! You can see further information and book tickets here.
What’s Already Open?
Lots of attractions reopened in July, including Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Kew Gardens, London Zoo, The Royal Mews & Queen’s Gallery, Somerset House and Kensington Palace.
1 August 2020: Tours to Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey, resume operation. This includes a Highclere Castle shuttle bus from London.
Tours to Stonehenge resume from 1st August 2020. This includes a direct Stonehenge bus from London. With daily departures, this is a great way to spend a day out
Museums & Galleries Opening in London – August 2020
Museums and galleries continue to reopen across London in August 2020. Expect reduced entrance capacity, and its essential to book timed entrance tickets in advance.
Saturday, 1 August 2020: The Imperial War Museum reopens, with the number of visitors limited
Saturday, 1 August 2020: The Churchill War Rooms, which part of the Imperial War Museum, also reopens
Saturday, 1 August 2020: The Hayward Gallery is reopening to the public with Among the Trees exhibition
Tuesday, 4 August 2020: Cao Fei: Blueprints reopens at the Serpentine Galleries as part of a phased reopening
Wednesday, 5 August 2020: The Natural History Museum reopens with a timed entry system. Most of the galleries are open except for a few where social distancing isn’t possible
Thursday, 6 August 2020: The Victoria & Albert Museum begins a phased reopening, with certain galleries opening up on 6 August. It’s Kimono exhibition opens on 27 August and runs until 25 October.
Thursday, 6 August 2020: Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands are reopening. Visitors can book timeslots in advance.
Wednesday 19 August 2020: The Science Museum opens to the public, although not all galleries will reopen at the same time
Thursday 27 August 2020: The British Museum will reopen to the public and visitors must book a free timed ticket in advance.
What’s Already Open?
Several London museums & galleries already reopened to the public last month. This includes The National Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Tate Modern, Tate Britain and The Barbican Centre.
What’s Still not Open in London
We are still waiting to hear the opening plans for several major London attractions. Attractions that have yet to announce a reopening date include the British Museum, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium and Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter.
HMS Belfast will remain closed at this time, as well as the National Portrait Gallery which is closed until spring 2023 as part of a major refurbishment project.
In light of the continually changing situation, this page will be regularly updated. Last update: 15th July 2020.