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In line with recent Government advice on COVID-19, all attractions within Culture Mile will be closed to the public from 5 November.

We will keep this page up-to-date with the latest online activities from organisations and attractions within Culture Mile that are taking place during this period, along with additional information and safety precautions for those who are required to visit the area.

On this page you can find out about: 

  • Online events from Culture Mile attractions and partners
  • Getting around London safely  when necessary
  • What safety precautions you should take if you have to travel
  • Less busy routes for cycling and walking
  • Social distancing measures
  • Open spaces within the area

Let's work towards a COVID-safe Culture Mile together, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Our core partners


New government guidance means the Barbican will close their building to the public from 8pm on Wednesday 4 November. Information about refunds, digital events and more will be available soon from the Barbican website.

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Museum of London

New government guidance means the Museum of London will close from 3.30pm on Wednesday 4 November. Any visitors who've booked for dates from Thursday 5 November will be notified of their ticket cancellation via email.

While the building is closed, the Museum of London are still open online with articles, videos, quizzes and more. Follow on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates and newest digital content.

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London Symphony Orchestra

New government guidance means the LSO are no longer able to welcome audiences to LSO St Luke's between 5 November and 2 December 2020 and will endeavour to update existing ticket holders ASAP.

The LSO's Autumn season continues to take place online.

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Events in Culture Mile

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Ideas for your day out

Around the Corner is a series of 12 installations between Millennium Bridge and Barbican Station which you can follow on foot.

Museum of London family trails -
Walk this way! From hidden gems to beloved landmarks, follow one of these colourful itineraries and take a trip through the City.

Attractions in the Square Mile - take a look at what's currently open from Guildhall Art Gallery to Tower Bridge.

Getting around the city

Government advice is to avoid travelling in or out of your local area unless it is essential to do so. If you have to travel around the city, then here's what to expect.

Map of Culture Mile events

Where to eat
and drink

Open spaces for picnics
If you must visit the city, there are several quiet spots within Culture Mile for you to visit while there. Try one of the City gardens, or any of the green spaces which can be found here. Advice for visiting parks and gardens can be found here. There are also some large pedestrianised squares, including Aldgate Square, Paternoster Square and Guildhall Yard.

Public toilets

Check the City of London website for daily updates on public toilets


Please see the frequently asked questions (FAQs) below regarding visiting the area for leisure purposes. The information below is correct at time of publishing, and will be updated regularly. 

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