Saturday 18 July 2020

City of London eShot - What's on in the City?

July 2020
City of London
Your month ahead in the City
In this Issue
More City venues, attractions and services reopening, City Information Centre, Barbican Art Gallery and Conservatory, Tower Bridge, Guildhall Art Gallery, Finsbury Circus Gardens, Bazalgette Embankment, Climate Action Strategy, Plastic Free July and e-scooters to be trialled in Square Mile. 
Open for business
More City venues, attractions and services reopening
The City’s recovery is gathering pace with many City venues, attractions and services safely but surely joining the many businesses already open for business.

The Barbican Art Gallery and Conservatory and the City Information Centre are now open. Tower Bridge, The Guildhall Art Gallerylending libraries and Museum of London among others putting plans into place to join them soon. All will have new safety measures in place that follow Government COVID-19 guidance.

The news comes as the City of London Corporation approves the next phase of its transport plans designed to maximise space for workers, residents and visitors to adhere to social distancing guidance.
5 Things to do...
City guidesCity of London Information Centre reopens
As venues safely but surely reopen we're delighted to confirm that the City Information Centre has also reopened. Head along for friendly advice from our incredibly knowledgeable experts on everything there is to see and do as lockdown eases.

Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-3pm.
Photo of the City Information Centre
The City Information Centre is at St Paul's Churchyard.
Art and aboutBarbican Art Gallery and Conservatory reopen
The Barbican's Art Gallery and Conservatory have reopened with timed slots you can book online and other safety measures.

The reopening programme includes critically acclaimed exhibition Masculinities: Liberation through Photography; a new installation called A Countervailing Theory by artist Toyin Ojih Odutola; and the chance to explore the Barbican Conservatory.
Credit: Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Untitled, c. 1985. © Rotimi Fani-Kayode. Courtesy of Autograph, London.
River crossing
Tower Bridge open for visitors
Tower Bridge is once again open to visitors with a superb one-way tour that takes in everything from the wonderful walkways to Engine Rooms; you'll be sure to take in the panoramic views of London at this historic monument.
Photo of Tower Bridge
WeekenderGuildhall Art Gallery reopening weekends from Saturday 1 August
Guildhall Art Gallery will reopen its doors on Saturday 1 August to welcome back visitors to its Victorian Gallery and Heritage Gallery. It will open initially on Saturdays and Sundays, 10.30am-5pm.
Park life
London’s first public park reopens after 10 years
Social distancing is set to get even easier in the City.  Finsbury Circus Gardens, the Square Mile’s largest open space and London’s first public park, is reopening in August after being closed to the public for 10 years due to Crossrail works. A temporary lawn will be put in place for visitors, workers and residents to enjoy over the summer.
Did you know?
The newly named ‘Bazalgette Embankment’ includes a new City Walkway and open space for recreation and leisure activities.
...and finally
Give your view
Climate Action Strategy - consultation opens.
Plastic Free July
Join people reducing their plastic waste.
Scooter trial
E-scooters to be trialled in the Square Mile.