Get back into the City with Culture Mile

London Clock in station

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

While most restrictions have been lifted, others remain in place. Please read the government guidance before visiting the area.

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 within the area

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

More from our founding creative partners

The Barbican Centre is fully open.

Alongside in-person events, films, exhibitions and more, the Barbican will continue to broadcast live concerts and cinema on demand to your home.

Plan your visit

The Museum of London is currently open, with reduced opening hours.

Explore a range of in-person and online events alongside their permanent collection and temporary displays.

Plan your visit

The London Symphony Orchestra are hosting in-person events once again.

The LSO will also continue to broadcast events online via various streaming platforms.

View the full programme

With history dating back over 2,000 years, the City of London is unique in the capital.

The Our City Together project aims to bring to life this rich and diverse heritage in playful, inspiring, positive, yet thoughtful ways – showing how creativity and culture can boost wellbeing and bring people together.

Visit now to discover inspiring arts, culture, and London history.

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama is a vibrant, international community of musicians, actors, and production artists in the heart of the City of London.

Guildhall School host regular free and ticketed events and recently announced its Autumn 2021 season.

Check out the full programme of in-person concerts, plays, opera, and jazz plus various online events.

View upcoming events

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.

People standing on a bridge above building ruins

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

Where to eat
and drink

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.

Overhead view of people eating and drinking at a restaurant

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.