Champions League final may cause station closures and major disruption this weekend, Londoners warned

General view of Wembley Stadium  (Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)
General view of Wembley Stadium (Zac Goodwin/PA Wire)

Londoners have been warned to expect severe travel disruption ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final at Wembley Stadium.

The Jubilee and Metropolitan lines are expected to be extremely busy as thousands of football fans flock to the capital to watch Spanish giants Real Madrid face German underdogs Borussia Dortmund in the European football clash.

The Champions League Festival, starting on Thursday, caused Tube disruptions in the days leading up to the match.

Road closures are in effect until Sunday, impacting bus and Cycleway operations in central London.

Authorities may implement short-term safety measures, including station closures, non-stopping trains and changes to station access.

Travellers to and from airports are encouraged to use public transport. However, due to planned engineering works, there will be no direct trains between central London and Luton Airport on June 1 and 2.

The Elizabeth line will be closed on Saturday between Paddington and Abbey Wood, as well as between Whitechapel and Stratford.Londoners are urged to check travel updates and plan their journeys in advance to avoid disruptions.

It comes as travel searches for Wembley have soared 60 per cent ahead of Saturday's Champions League final, Expedia data shows.

Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid fans heading to the capital are “most looking forward to visiting the Tower of London, Big Ben - and checking out London's foodie scene”, the travel firm said.