ATTRACTIONS including The London Eye and Madame Tussauds are opening again from August 1, after being forced to close back in March.

The London Dungeon, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Shrek's Adventure London will also welcome guests back this weekend.

Merlin Entertainment, who own the attractions, have issued new guidelines and procedures guests will have to follow when they are able to visit once again.

This includes reduced daily capacity, as well as pre-booking designated time slots online being mandatory.

Social distancing measures will be in place across the attractions, and cashless payments will be encouraged.

In line with government guidelines, all guests over the age of 11 will be encouraged to wear face masks.

Some indoor shows and meet and greet experiences will also be forced to limit guests or remain closed for safety, with visitors urged to check ahead of booking what is available.

Sunny Jouhal, General Manager at the London Eye said: “We are delighted to confirm that all our London attractions will reopen on Saturday August 1st.  

“The health and safety of our guests and team is always our number one priority.

"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. In line with recent Government guidelines, our teams have implemented numerous measures to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone visiting our attractions in the capital.

“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.”

Theme parks have already welcomed guests back earlier this month, with Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Legoland introducing new coronavirus regulations as families visit once again.

Resorts and attractions were forced to close back in March due to the pandemic, with the government allowing the tourism industry to restart earlier this month.

You can get free tickets to a number of attractions across the UK this summer with Sun Superdays.

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