Get back into the City with Culture Mile.
While parts of the City begin to reopen, many restrictions still remain in place. Please read the full summary of the current stage of the Government's Roadmap before planning your visit.
Our focus is to monitor and collect information about how the virus, and surrounding concerns, are affecting the Culture Mile area specifically. We will organise and share relevant information from the Government, hospitality and cultural organisations in this uncertain and rapidly-changing context.
On this page you can find out about:
Let's work towards a COVID-safe Culture Mile together, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
The Barbican Centre is currently closed, in line with government guidance, with plans to reopen on Monday 17 May.
During this period, the Barbican will continue to broadcast live concerts and cinema on demand to your home throughout lockdown.
The Museum of London is currently closed, in line with government guidance, with plans to reopen on Wednesday 19 May.
The LSO continue with a season of online events and streaming, with some limited in-person events from the end of May where COVID restrictions allow.View the full programme
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.
Open spaces for picnics
If you are visiting the city, there are several quiet spots within Culture Mile for you to visit while there and enjoy a picnic. 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.
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.