77 Major London Venue Closures You Should Know About

Guy Parsons Guy Parsons

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Here are all the London venues currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With the government advising against all non-essential contact between people, we hope you’re staying home if at all possible. In any case, most of London’s major institutions have now decided to close their doors. Here are the key closures announced so far.

Cinemas closed due to Coronavirus

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Everyman Cinemas are all closed.
ODEON cinemas are all closed.
Cineworld cinemas are all closed.
VUE cinemas are closed.
Picturehouse Cinemas are closed.
BFI Southbank is closed.

Galleries and museums closed due to Coronavirus


Tate Modern and Tate Britain are closed.
The National Gallery is closed.
The National Portrait Gallery is closed.
Hayward Gallery and the Southbank Centre are closed.
The Royal Academy is closed.
The Serpentine Galleries are closed.
Dulwich Picture Gallery is closed.
South London Gallery is closed.
The Barbican Centre is closed.

The Science Museum is closed.
The Natural History Museum is closed.
The British Museum is closed.
The V&A (and Museum of Childhood) are closed.
The Imperial War Museum is closed.
The Horniman Museum is closed (but not the gardens.)
Sir John Soane’s Museum is closed.
The Wellcome Collection is closed.
The National Army Museum is closed.
The Postal Museum is closed.
The Design Museum is closed.

The Museum of London is closed.
The Royal Museums Greenwich are closed.

Sights and attractions closed due to coronavirus

The View from the Shard is closed.
BodyWorlds is closed.

St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to sightseeing and public services, but remains open for personal prayer.
The Historic Royal Palaces – Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle – are all still open.
The London Eye is still open.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is still open.

Theatres closed due to Coronavirus

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All West End theatres are currently closed including:

Adelphi Theatre: Waitress
Aldwych Theatre: Tina —The Tina Turner Musical
Ambassadors Theatre: Kunene and the King
Apollo Theatre: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Apollo Victoria Theatre: Wicked
Arts Theatre: Six
Cambridge Theatre: Matilda the Musical
Criterion Theatre: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
Dominion Theatre: The Prince of Egypt
Duchess Theatre: The Play That Goes Wrong
Duke of York’s Theatre: Blithe Spirit
Fortune Theatre: The Woman in Black
Garrick Theatre: City of Angels
Gielgud Theatre: The Upstart Crow
Gillian Lynne Theatre Cinderella
Harold Pinter Theatre: Uncle Vanya
Her Majesty’s Theatre: The Phantom of the Opera
London Palladium: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Lyceum Theatre: The Lion King
Lyric Theatre: Thriller – Live
Noël Coward Theatre: Dear Evan Hansen
Novello Theatre: Mamma Mia
Palace Theatre: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Phoenix Theatre: Come from Away
Piccadilly Theatre: Pretty Woman: The Musical
Playhouse Theatre: The Seagull
Prince Edward Theatre: Mary Poppins
Prince of Wales Theatre: The Book of Mormon
Savoy Theatre: 9 to 5 The Musical
Shaftesbury Theatre: & Juliet
Sondheim Theatre: Les Misérables
St Martin’s Theatre: The Mousetrap
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane: Frozen
Theatre Royal Haymarket: Only Fools and Horses The Musical
Trafalgar Studios: On Blueberry Hill
Vaudeville Theatre: Magic Goes Wrong
Victoria Palace Theatre: Hamilton
Wyndham’s Theatre: Leopoldstadt

The Old Vic and Young Vic are both closed.
The Royal Opera House is closed.
The London Coliseum is closed.

Music venues closed due to coronavirus


The O2 is closed.
Wembley Stadium is closed.
The SSE Wembley Arena has no events until mid-April.
Alexandra Palace is closed.
The Royal Albert Hall is closed.
The Eventim Apollo has postponed everything until the end of March at least.
Roundhouse is closed.

Other venues are seeing most tours and concerts postponed or cancelled.

Major events postponed due to coronavirus

The London Landmarks Half Marathon has been postponed indefinitely.
The London Marathon has been postponed until October 2020.
The London mayoral and Assembly elections have been postponed until 2021.
The Euro 2020 tournament has been postponed until 2021.

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