Travel advice for the Royal Wedding

By Kay Lockett on April 27, 2011 4:41 PM |

ee-Mar31-SpringroyalWedding2.jpgA large number of people are expected in central London on Friday for the Royal Wedding celebrations so TFL have issued some travel advice.

London's transport commissioner Peter Hendy, said: "We are working with our partners to ensure that everyone can get around safely and easily, and that people not involved with the celebrations can continue to move around the city with the minimum of disruption.

"All Tube lines will be running and our bus and streets teams will be working flat-out to make sure that the closures and diversions needed are managed smoothly. The whole of TfL is focussed on helping to ensure that a great day is had by all."

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


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. Road closures will be implemented from 6am and 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.


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.


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.

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 8pm 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.

DLR / London Overground / Tramlink

The Dockland Light Railway, and London Tramlink will operate normal services throughout the day, with no planned engineering work.

London Overground will run full services on all branches, except for on the section between Watford and Willesden Junction, which will be suspended for engineering works.


Coach parking sites have been agreed at two venues outside of the central area (O2 and Nine Elms), with a dedicated central London set down and pick up point on Albert Embankment, located on the site of the existing coach bays, which will be in operation between 7am and 7pm.

Barclay's Cycle Hire

A number of Barclay's Cycle Hire docking stations that fall within the road closure area will be suspended on the day. The suspensions will commence at 8pm on April 28 and the docking stations will reopen at 8pm on April 29 should the road closures have been lifted and the crowds have sufficiently dispersed.