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Get back into the City with Culture Mile

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Along with everyone else, we’re following ever-evolving updates regarding COVID-19.

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: 

  • Attractions within Culture Mile that are open to those able to visit safely 
  • Getting around London safely 
  • What safety precautions you should take whilst travelling
  • Less busy routes for cycling and walking
  • Social distancing measures
  • Open spaces where you can eat, drink and relax this summer

Let's work towards a COVID-safe Culture Mile together, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Our core partners

Barbican

The Conservatory, Art Gallery and Cinemas are open. Everyone who visits will need to book a ticket in advance.

The theatres, music venues and public foyer spaces remain closed for now.

Plan your visit

Museum of London

Re-opened Thursday 6 August.

Opening hours are:
Mon - Fri, 11.30am - 3.30pm
Sat & Sun, 10am - 6pm

Plan your visit

London Symphony Orchestra

The Autumn season will take place online with concerts broadcast from LSO  St Lukes.

View the full programme

Events in Culture Mile

View all events

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

What to expect if you’re travelling for the first time in a while.

Map of Culture Mile events

Where to eat
and drink

The Museum of London Café
The Benugo entrance foyer café is open for snacks, drinks and light meals from 11.30am-3pm Monday to Friday, and 10am-5.30pm Saturday and Sunday.

The Barbican
At the Gallery exit, there is a pop-up shop and a coffee bar for takeaways but please note  card payments only.

Open spaces for picnics
There are several quiet spots within Culture Mile. 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

FAQs

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to Culture Mile. 

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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