London continues to emerge from lockdown, with lots of things open in September 2020. Many of our favourite London attractions already reopened their doors to the public during the summer, whilst a few will follow suit in September. You’ll notice a few changes to the way you can visit London attractions. All attractions and events are now following social distancing guidelines, with enhanced hygiene and safety measures. Tickets should be booked in advance since most places won’t allow you to turn up without a ticket.
Make the most of post-lockdown life with our pick of attractions open in London in September 2020.
Attractions Opening in London September 2020
London hop-on hop-off bus tours are open in September. Take advantage of a special package that includes free tickets for kids, River Thames cruise and a free extra day when you buy a 24-hour ticket! A great way to discover or reconnect with the greatest city on earth, with a live English speaking guide whizzing you past famous London attractions. Get tickets >>>
The London Eye is now open! Rediscover your favourite city with breathtaking views over the capital this September 2020, with new safety measures in place and mandatory advanced booking. Get tickets >>>
Theatre is back! Sleepless: A Musical Romance is now open and on show until 27 September 2020 at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. It’s based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle, with social distancing measures in place. Get tickets >>>
The Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter is now open in September! This month includes a special Celebration of Slytherin, with spectacular decorations in the Great Hall and lots of Slytherin themed props on display! Get tickets with transfer from London >>>
Madame Tussauds is now open to the public. This September you’ll get to see over 150 lifelike figures of your favourite celebs! And whilst things will feel a little different with reduced capacity and enhanced hygiene measures, it still makes for a wonderful day out! Get tickets >>>
This September, several concerts by candlelight will be taking place in venues across London, including some out in the open air! There’s even a floating candlelit concert taking place on the River Thames. See more details >>>
What’s Already Open?
Lots of attractions already reopened during the summer, including The Royal Observatory Greenwich, Shrek’s Adventure, Sea Life Aquarium and the London Dungeons.
Festivals & Exhibitions Opening in London – September 2020
The Saachi Gallery reopens on 3 September 2020, with an exhibition “London Grads Now” running from 3-25 September. The number of people allowed into the gallery will be limited at any one time to allow for social distancing and tickets must be prebooked.
The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden opens on 7 September 2020. It will open daily from 11:00 to 19:00, except Thursdays and Sundays when the Museum will close at 18:00. There will also be special late opening events every Thursday in September and October where adults can explore the museum. Most of the vehicles and interactives will be open, and timed entry tickets must be booked in advance
Totally Thames is running once again in September 2020. The festival, which celebrates the River Thames, has been reimagined for 2020 to meet the challenges of international lockdowns and social distancing.
The Greenwich Docklands Festival opens to the public from the end of August until 12 September 2020. Enjoy London’s premier outdoor theatre and performing arts festival
What’s Already Open?
Lots of London museums & galleries already reopened to the public in July and August. This includes the British Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum and V&A.
What’s Still not Open in London
Almost all London attractions are now open in September 2020. So make the most of post-lockdown life whilst you can!
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.
Due to the continually changing situation, this page will be regularly updated. Last update: 26 August 2020.