Transport for London has been working closely with Westminster Council, the government and the Metropolitan Police to ensure that the large crowds expected in the capital on Friday for the Royal Wedding will be able to move around safely and efficiently. However, there will be the inevitable road closures and bus diversions, and visitors are being asked to plan their journeys so as to avoid any disruption.
London’s commissioner for transport, Peter Hendy, has assured visitors that teams will be deployed on the day to make sure that diversions and the closure of roads will be managed smoothly. He also said that there was no planned maintenance work on the London Underground so all lines would be operating.
Motorists are being advised to avoid travelling into the centre of the city on Friday as the route between Buckingham Palace and Westminster will be closed. This includes Whitehall, Parliament Square, Horse Guard’s and the Mall. Surrounding roads will also be closed or have parking restrictions.
Tube stations close to the procession route will remain open although London Underground has issued a warning that temporary closures could occur if they become overwhelmed. Victoria Station will also be operating a queuing system because of ongoing work.
Visitors intending to come into central London by bus are being warned that services to areas including Piccadilly, Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square and Westminster will be subject to diversions or stopped short of their usual destinations because of road closures. The DLR and Tramlink will run as usual.