Information about Coronavirus in London
Updated 6 April 2020
London Heathrow Airport flights cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak on 5 April 2020
London current COVID-19 restrictions end on 13 April
It is necessary to follow governmental restrictions and minimise your social interactions to prevent deadly coronavirus from spreading. It’s important not to panic but be careful. If you are stuck in a hotel room, we gathered all the information about airports, public transport, attraction information on one page so you can take things a little bit easier.
LuggageHero gathers the most important information about what rules to follow in London, what’s open /close, changes in public transport, and how to prevent getting infected all in one place so that you don’t have to look for this information all over the internet. Infographics below sums up the key learnings from this page.
Governmental restrictions to follow in London
Get an overview of the current coronavirus precautions in London and the UK by clicking here.
Here are the key takeaways and rules to follow set by the British Government, which apply in London and the UK. Please visit the official website of the UK Government to see if any changes have been made or sign up here with your email to get a notification messenger with all updates.
- Pubs, restaurants, and venues are closed
- Food shops and pharmacies remain open
- All gatherings of more than 2 people in public are forbidden
- Requiring people to stay home except for the necessary purposes
Every citizen must comply with the above-stated measures. The relevant authorities are given the right to enforce them through fines and dispersing gatherings.
London airports alter flying schedule due to COVID-19
Official websites are doing a great job to keep travellers well updated and provide the latest information. On the official websites of London’s airports, you can read about the impact of Coronavirus on your travel arrangements. Check with your airline to find out about any alterations of your travel plans.
Find out more here:
Public transport in London minimized to a minimum to prevent coronavirus from spreading
Public transport in London is still functional. However, it should only be used for essential journeys. If you do take public transport, remain your distance from other people and use protection for your nose and mouth such as mask or scarf.
You can plan your journey here:
Attractions in London are temporarily closed
Coronavirus has affected the opening hours of the main London’s attractions as well. Most of them are temporarily closed. If you are staying in London for a longer period you might still enjoy some of them after they are open again.
Here is the list of London’s main iconic attractions and their official websites with the latest updates:
- London Eye closed from 20th March until further notice
- Madame Tussauds London closed from 20th March until further notice
- Tower Bridge temporarily closed
- The British Museum temporarily closed
- Buckingham Palace closed until further notice
All attraction websites update the information about when they will be open again on their websites. Check their websites regularly to stay tuned.
What to do in London during coronavirus restrictions
- Get your take away fix
Restaurants are closed but that doesn’t need to prevent you from trying delicious food. You can visit JustEat, UberEats or other delivery websites, pick anything you have cravings and get it delivered to your home.
- Watch a London movie
If you can’t explore the city because of the restrictions, watch a London movie instead! We all know that feeling when we watch a movie, we see a scene filmed where we’ve been and we scram ‘I’ve been there!”. How about watching a movie about London while you are in London? It suddenly gives another perspective to it. Here is a list of the 30 best London movies, where everyone finds something they like.
- Take a walk in nature
Keeping social distancing during these times is very important. Instead of walking on the London streets, you can get to greener areas. Take a walk in nature and recharge your batteries. These are the nicest places to take a walk in London: Jubilee Greenway, Hampstead Heath, Capital Ring Walk, Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk, Wandle Trail, Thames Path, Richmond Park, London Loop, Inner Temple Garden, St James’ Park.
It’s important that we all follow the measures set by the authorities and we protect ourselves and others. We’ve been proven that every individual matter. If coronavirus spread this fast, how about a smile and love?
The entire LuggageHero team wish you good health and positive vibes. #SpreadPositivityNotCoronavirus