Get back into the City with Culture Mile
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 Conservatory and Art Gallery are open. Everyone who visits will need to book a ticket in advance.
The theatres, music venues, cinemas and public foyer spaces remain closed for now.
Re-opens Thursday 6th August
Opening hours are:
Mon - Fri, 11.30am - 3.30pm
Sat & Sun, 10am - 6pm
London Symphony Orchestra Musicians play together in Summer Shorts every Friday at 1pm. This new series of 30-minute, socially-distanced chamber concerts will be live streamed from LSO St Luke’s on Old Street until 21 August.Watch online
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.
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 café is participating in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme this August. Get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (max £10 discount per diner). Offer applies every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until Monday 31 August. The Ellipse Hall Café will not be serving food and drink, but will be open as a lunch space for those wanting to bring their own food.
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.
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.