Road closures and transport information for the Royal Wedding.

The following travel information is being given to those coming to the area or intending to travel through central London on the day:

Roads

The route of the wedding procession between Buckingham Palace and Westminster includes the Mall, Horse Guard’s Road, Horse Guard’s Arch, Whitehall and Parliament Square.

These roads and surrounding areas will be subject to road closures and parking restrictions.  Full details can be found on the Metropolitan Police website at: http://www.met.police.uk/royal_wedding/index.html

Planned road closures include:

  • Birdcage Walk
  • Broad Sanctuary
  • Buckingham Gate
  • Buckingham Palace Road (north of Lower Grosvenor Place)
  • Charing Cross Road (south of Shaftesbury Avenue)
  • Cockspur Square
  • Constitution Hill
  • Horse Guards Road
  • The Mall
  • Millbank
  • Pall Mall (east of Haymarket)
  • Parliament Square
  • The Strand
  • Victoria Embankment
  • Victoria Street
  • Westminster Bridge
  • Whitehall

In addition, the Metropolitan Police have advised that a number of other roads may also be closed for parts of the day.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Grovsenor Place
  • Haymarket
  • Hyde Park Corner
  • Knightsbridge (east of Sloane Street)
  • Park Lane
  • Piccadilly

Road closures will be implemented from 06:00 on Friday 29 April 2011.  They will be lifted as soon as possible following the events, but road users are strongly advised to avoid this part of central London throughout the day.

Congestion Charge

As the Royal Wedding day has been designated a bank holiday this means that it will be non-charging day.

Buses

A Saturday service will be operating and a number of buses in Westminster, Hyde Park, Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square areas will be subject to diversions or will finish before their usual destination if they are unable to travel their usual routes through the affected part of central London.

Bus diversions and curtailments commence at 05:30 and should be removed at 20:00.

Further diversions may be necessary should road closures be expanded throughout the day.  Extra staff will be on-hand to provide public information and to assist with the diversions.

Bus users are advised to check the TfL website before they travel.

Tube

All Tube lines will be running, with no planned engineering work affecting services during the day.

All of the stations close to the route of the procession will be open on the day, including Embankment, Charing Cross, Waterloo, Westminster, Hyde Park Corner and Green Park.  As normal, station closures and mechanisms to limit stations to entry or exit only may be used if necessary to prevent over-crowding.

The lifts at Green Park are currently being refurbished and will not be available on the day.  The nearest station with a lift is Westminster.

Watford and Croxley stations will not have a train service after 22:00 on the evening, although replacement buses will operate.

A queuing system will be in place for access to London Underground station at Victoria.  A similar system may be in place for access to the Network Rail station at Charing Cross.

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