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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.

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: 

  • 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!

Our core partners


The Barbican Centre is fully open, in line with government guidance.

The Barbican will continue to broadcast live concerts and cinema on demand to your home throughout lockdown as well as hosting in-person events where restrictions allow.

Plan your visit

Museum of London

The Museum of London is currently open, with reduced opening hours, and has a range of in-person and online events to explore alongside their permanent collection and temporary displays.

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

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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.

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 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.

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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