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 Opening in London August 2020
London hop-on hop-off bus tours are now open with a post-lockdown special offer. When you buy a 24-hour ticket you’ll get a free extra day plus kids go free! See the most famous London attractions as you travel on an open-top bus with a live English speaking guide. The package also includes a Thames River Cruise. Get tickets >>>
Madame Tussauds has now reopened. It’s operating at reduced capacity in August and you’ll notice some changes to allow for social distancing. But you’ll still get to see over 150 lifelike figures of your favourite celebrities! Get tickets >>>
The London Eye is once again welcoming visitors! Get the best views of the city during a 30-minute rotation and you can see up to 40 kilometres on a clear day. New social distancing and hygiene measures apply. Get tickets >>>
The View from The Shard reopens on Saturday, 1 August 2020 with allocated arrival time slots and social distancing measures. See amazing view from the tallest building in London that’s almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the capital! Get tickets >>>
The Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter reopens on Thursday, 20 August 2020. Enter into a world of witches and wizards and rediscover your favourite sets from the films. Get tickets with transfer from London >>>
What’s Already Open?
Lots of attractions already reopened in July, including Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Kew Gardens, London Zoo, The Royal Mews & Queen’s Gallery, Somerset House and Kensington Palace.
Tours Reopening in London – August 2020
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
Tottenham Stadium Tours reopen to the public on Friday 7 August 2020
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
Almost all London attractions have now reopened or announced reopening plans for September.
There are a few exceptions. 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: 17th August 2020.