Some of London’s hottest tourist attractions have given the green light for visitors to flock back in.
From August 1, sites including the London Eye will be back in business to allow visitors to enjoy the city in the very best of ways. Soaring above the Thames in a glass pod, for instance.
Aside from the London Eye, other attractions opening up include Madame Tussauds, The London Dungeon, and Sea Life Aquarium. They have all been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry charter mark.
It will mark the first time these sites have been open since the UK lockdown began on March 20. The London Eye remained active during this time, though—lighting up blue in support of our NHS workers.
It should go without saying that new hygiene and safety measures are in place at all venues, and must be followed at all times. These include pre-booking tickets, wearing a mask, social distancing, reduced capacities and contactless payments. Staff and guests will also have their temperature checked before entry.
“The health and safety of our guests and team is always our number one priority,” said Sunny Jouhal, from Merlin Entertainments. “We have been working hard behind the scenes to reopen with the memorable and exciting experiences we are known for, delivered in the safest possible way.
“We fully recognise, along with many other businesses, that after months of closure the London tourism sector has a long road to recovery ahead of it. As we start to welcome guests back through the doors, and get back to what we do best, we ask the Government to continue supporting our industry and working with us to get the capital back on its feet.”
If you’ve missed the London Eye view over London, then it’s back just in time to get the last glimpses of summer.