London road closures and transport restrictions for the Queen’s funeral

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Tube stations around Westminster will be ‘exceptionally busy’ on Monday (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Archive)
Tube stations around Westminster will be ‘exceptionally busy’ on Monday (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Archive)

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral will take place on Monday September 19 at Westminster Abbey.

Thousands of mourners are expected to head to Westminster to pay tribute to the late Queen as she is laid to rest and, as a result, public transport in London is expected to be exceptionally busy.

Road closures will mean that buses and cycle routes will be diverted and walking through London will take longer than usual.

Certain Tube stations in central London will also be affected, with some closing and others remaining open for exit only.

In a statement, Andy Byford, Commissioner of Transport for London, said: “We are doing everything we can to keep our city moving and ensure that people can travel safely over the long weekend, including cancelling all planned engineering works and enhancing some services.”

Find out below how London’s public transport will be affected on Monday for the Queen’s funeral.

Tube disruptions on Monday

Green Park station will be open for exit only between 10am and 10pm until Monday September 19. Passengers are advised to avoid this station if possible out of consideration for people who need step-free access.

Westminster, St James’s Park, Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner stations will have changes to the way they operate on Sunday, September 18 and possibly Monday September 19.

TfL has warned that Charing Cross, Embankment, Victoria, Waterloo, and Lancaster Gate stations are all expected to be busier than usual.

Bus disruptions on Monday

Road closures in central London mean that some buses will stop short of their final destination or will be diverted. Some routes will have fewer buses running than usual.

Walking in London on Monday

TfL warns that Westminster will be exceptionally busy and that walking journeys may take longer due to the crowds.

Cycling in London on Monday

Some cycle routes, including C3, will be affected by road closures. Additionally, some Santander Cycles docking stations may be closed.