Don't Get Caught Out Over The Jubilee Celebrations
TfL want Londoners to plan their journeys
Unless you have been on another planet you are no doubt aware, a series of events are planned in London between Saturday 2 June and Tuesday 5 June to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The celebrations will take place at various locations across London over the extended weekend and TfL have put measures in place to cope with the large, expected influx of visitors as well as keeping the city moving over this period.
Central London will be unusually busy throughout the weekend and we advise that anyone intending to be there at this time to plan their journeys ahead of travel, to use public transport and to keep updated with the current travel situation. See www.tfl.gov.uk/diamondjubilee
Below is general advice for those moving around London over the weekend and detailed advice for the busiest days.
Pan-weekend transport changes:
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Sunday 3 June – River Pageant
Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to central London for the River Pageant. The event also requires significant road closures. We advise motorists to avoid central London for all but essential journeys. Access across the River Thames will be limited between 7am–8pm.
The Piccadilly Big Lunch street party means that Piccadilly will be closed to traffic from 07:00 to at least 18:00.
Instead a number of ‘bus hubs’ will be established at or near transport interchanges either side of the river. Bus hubs will be located at: Liverpool Street, Aldgate, Battersea Bridge Road, Chelsea World’s End, Elephant & Castle, Farringdon, Finsbury Square, Holborn, London Bridge, Piccadilly, Tottenham Court Road, Tower Bridge Road, Vauxhall and Victoria. The full list of bus services affected is available at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses.
Tuesday 5 June – Thanksgiving Lunch
A ceremonial event starting late morning and finishing mid afternoon means areas around Hyde Park, St. James Park, Green Park and the Mall will all be very busy.
Motorists are advised to avoid central London.
It promises to be an exciting weekend of celebrations that with appropriate journey planning can be enjoyed by all.
May 23, 2012