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Travel Guidance Issued for Queen’s Memorial Events

Travel Guidance Issued for Queen’s Memorial Events
12 September 2022

As thousands of people make their way to London to mourn the passing of the Queen and attend official ceremonies, Transport for London, Westminster City Council and the Metropolitan Police have issued advice for visitors to the capital.


Road Closures in Central London


In the days leading up to the State Funeral, London will be host to several ceremonial events, including the procession of the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

To accommodate for these events, several road closures are in place in central London, and TfL advises members of the public to avoid travelling by car.

Although there will still be pedestrian access, roads around Buckingham Palace, Green Park and St James’s Park will be closed. The Metropolitan police has provided the below map, showing the area which will be closed to all vehicles:



Picture: a street map of London showing the area around Buckingham Palace, Green Park and St James Park highlighted in purple. Image Credit: Metropolitan Police


Planned Strike Action on Railways Suspended


RMT strikes that had been due to go ahead on 15 and 17 September have been suspended. However, National Rail services into London are likely to be busier than usual, especially before and after ceremonial events.

Tube trains are expected to run as normal across the TfL network.  Stations expected to be busier include: Westminster, Green Park, Charing Cross,  Embankment,  Victoria, Waterloo, St James's Park, Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch.

Andy Byford, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: “Thousands of people from all over the UK and beyond are expected to make their way to London to pay their respects. We are working with our partners to keep our city moving smoothly and to ensure that everyone who is planning to attend the memorial events can do so safely."  

Picture: a photograph of the front gates and the façade of Buckingham Palace. Image Credit: Unsplash

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 12 September 2022


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