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What's open and when in London: latest lockdown rules

From great shops and top-notch pubs, to amazing attractions, museums and galleries, find out what’s open and when in London.

Show some love for London and the amazing places that make up the city as lockdown eases across the capital.  

Plan a visit to reopened attractions, dine at your favourite pubs, restaurants and cafes, and pick up new threads during a spot of shopping.

Make sure to follow the latest government guidelines and act responsibly when out and about in London. 

If you're not able to visit London yet, you can continue to experience the capital from your sofa with our Virtually London guide. London looks forward to welcoming you back soon!

What's open in London?

Shopping in London

All COVID-secure shops in London are allowed to reopen. 

Head to your local high street and favourite London shopping locations to visit the shops, department stores, shopping centres and markets you've missed during lockdown. 

Tips for safe shopping in London

When visiting shops, department stores and markets in London, you can expect to find special safety measures including socially distanced queuing, hand sanitiser stations, one-way systems and a limit on in-store capacity.

It is mandatory to wear a face covering in all public indoor settings, including shops and supermarkets.

Food and drink

Welcome back your favourite places to eat and drink during a trip to one of London’s pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants.

Indoor areas at hospitality venues can reopen, following the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions in London. When visiting your favourite spots, remember that you may need to book in advance. 

Treat yourself to tasty meals at one of London's alfresco restaurants, enjoy drinks on a rooftop bar, visit your local cafe or grab a pint in the sunshine at a nearby beer garden.

You can also visit London markets for fresh produce, street food and seasonal ingredients, including the historic Borough Market.

Culture and entertainment in London

Museums, galleries and theatres are allowed to reopen, following the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions in London.

Return to your favourite London attractions, and enjoy the latest museum exhibitions and art exhibitions.

See new and returning musicals, classic comedy and innovative plays – just make sure to book ahead for the best seats.

Outdoor things to do in London

Enjoy the great outdoors responsibly during a visit to London's most beautiful parks and gardens. Soak up the sunshine during a picnic, or take the kids to burn off some energy in a playground.

Spot some outdoor art on your daily stroll, including the Illuminated River or The Line, which runs from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to The O2.

Get some fresh air and book ahead to visit top outdoor attractions, including the gorgeous gardens of Kew Gardens, Ham House, Eltham Palace and Kenwood House.

Head to your favourite lido or swimming spots for a refreshing dip. Alternatively, practice your downward dog at one of the best outdoor fitness spots in London.

There are also plenty of outdoor performances taking place under the stars this summer, including the return of drive-in cinemas

More reopenings

Accommodation for leisure purposes has also reopened across the country, so you can plan a hotel stay or a fun-filled staycation in London.

Other venues that have reopened include libraries, hair salons, barbers, beauty salons and gyms. 

Look out for the "We’re Good to Go" and "See it Safely" marks, which indicate that the businesses you’re planning to visit are following UK government guidelines and have coronavirus safety measures in place.

What's not open in London?

Some businesses, including nightclubs, remain closed while London is subject to national coronavirus restrictions. These are due to reopen on 21 June at the earliest.

Help your small local businesses and encourage them to sign up to the Pay it Forward crowdfunding platform. Plus, treat yourself to a London gift voucher, which can be used for amazing experiences across the city. 

Face coverings

It is mandatory to wear a face covering on public transport, in taxis and private-hire vehicles, and in many indoor settings including shops and supermarkets. 

Look out for the "We’re Good to Go" and "See it Safely" marks, which indicate that the businesses you’re planning to visit are following UK government guidelines and have coronavirus safety measures in place.

Find the latest official UK coronavirus information, which includes guidance on how to stay safe outside of your home.