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Tuesday 13th September (Day +4)  

The Metropolitan Police has shared the following detail about road closures expected on Day 4 of mourning, plus forthcoming plans for between now and the State Funeral.

Map A – Around 2am until around 7am – All vehicle traffic prohibited

From around 2am to 7am, all vehicle access will be prohibited in the areas of Hyde and St James’ Park and from Lambeth Bridge to Whitehall junction with Trafalgar Square. This includes pre-arranged delivery and freight vehicles. No vehicles will be admitted to the vicinity for any reason whatsoever. Please do not attempt to gain access to the area during this time as this will be refused without exception.

Click here to download Map A

Map B – Around 7am onwards – Ordinary ceremonial event arrangements apply (Restricted vehicle access)

After 7am, the existing restrictions on vehicular traffic in the St James’ and Hyde Parks area will resume.

To gain access, delivery drivers will need to produce

  1. Official Photo ID – Driving licence or passport
  2. Delivery note or proof showing the venue and contact details for the delivery.

Staff at the road closures will then call the venue to verify the delivery.

There is no anticipated impact on pedestrian access throughout this time.

Click here to download Map B

Her Majesty will be flown from Scotland to RAF Northolt moving to Buckingham Palace by road. We expect there to be an impact on vehicular traffic in West London on Tuesday evening and into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Look Forward

Wednesday 14th (Day +5)

Her Majesty will move from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall at approximately 2pm. It is expected that all vehicular traffic will be prohibited in the environs of Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square from approximately 11am until mid-afternoon.

From 5pm, Her Majesty will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall and we expect vehicular road closures in the environs of Parliament Square

Thursday 15th (Day +6)

Her Majesty will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall. Vehicular road closures expected in the environs of Parliament Square for the entire day. Depending on the size of queue, further spontaneous vehicular closures may occur in Victoria Embankment and Westminster Bridge Road.

Friday 16th  (Day +7)

Her Majesty will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall. Vehicular road closures expected in the environs of Parliament Square for the entire day.

Depending on the size of queue, further spontaneous vehicular closures may occur in Victoria Embankment and Westminster Bridge Road.

Saturday 17th (Day +8)

Her Majesty will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall. Vehicular road closures  expected in the environs of Parliament Square for the entire day.

Depending on the size of queue, further spontaneous vehicular closures may occur in Victoria Embankment and Westminster Bridge Road.

Sunday 18th (Day +9)

Her Majesty will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall. Vehicular road closures expected in the environs of Parliament Square for the entire day. Depending on the size of queue, further spontaneous vehicular closures may occur in Victoria Embankment and Westminster Bridge Road.

It is likely further vehicular road closures will begin in Victoria, Whitehall and the Mall in preparation for the State Funeral on Monday

Foreign Heads of State and dignitaries will arrive in London. Spontaneous restrictions of vehicular expected and some pedestrian traffic in and around the Park Lane, Mayfair and Kensington areas.

Monday 19th (Day +10)

The State Funeral will take place in Westminster Abbey followed by a cortege to Windsor Castle travelling via Wellington Arch.  Considerable vehicular road closures expected throughout central London coupled with more limited vehicular closures in West London

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