London tourist attractions including Tower Bridge, Old Bailey, Barbican, museums, gardens, parks and markets could be forced to close after workers voted to strike.

More than 900 City of London Corporation workers will walk out for 24 hours on 25 May in a dispute over pay

Workers voted for strike action by a majority of 77 percent.

Other places that may be affected are: the Barbican Centre, Barbican estate office, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, City of London School for Girls, City of London School, London Metropolitan Archives, Smithfield Market, Walbrook Wharf, Guildhall Library, Hampstead Heath, London Port Health Authority.

Anna Lee, GMB London Region Organiser, comments on the closing of London’s tourist attractions:

“These people are working in one of the richest places on the planet. 

“All they are asking for is a decent pay rise to help with the cost of living. 

“It’s a scandal they have to close major tourist attractions just to get their voices heard by City of London Corporation bosses. But that’s what it’s come to. 

“GMB calls on the City of London Corporation to properly value and respect their staff and return to the negotiating table.”





Amelia Brand is the Editor for HRreview, and host of the HR in Review podcast series. With a Master’s degree in Legal and Political Theory, her particular interests within HR include employment law, DE&I, and wellbeing within the workplace. Prior to working with HRreview, Amelia was Sub-Editor of a magazine, and Editor of the Environmental Justice Project at University College London, writing and overseeing articles into UCL’s weekly newsletter. Her previous academic work has focused on philosophy, politics and law, with a special focus on how artificial intelligence will feature in the future.