A Culture Mile location


Get involved with Culture Mile from the safety of your home.

Find out how

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

National lockdown rules currently apply in England. The UK  government is instructing everyone to stay at home. You must not leave your home unless necessary.

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  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 where you can eat, drink and relax within the area

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

Our core partners


The Barbican Centre is currently closed until further notice, in line with government guidance.

During this period, the Barbican will continue to broadcast live concerts and cinema on demand to your home throughout lockdown.

Find out more

Museum of London

The Museum of London is currently closed until further notice, in line with government guidance.

Current opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00.

Plan your visit

London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO continue with a season of online events and streaming, with some limited in-person events where COVID restrictions allow.

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

Here's what to expect if you're travelling for the first time in a while. You can find the latest government advice here.

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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