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Travel advice for the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Saturday 6 May and for the Coronation Weekend (Saturday 6-Monday 8 May).

All TfL transport networks will be running with no planned engineering closures on Saturday 6 May. Night Tube and Night Overground services will be running on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May.

There will be some changes to bus service routes and times, especially in central London, as there will be road closures for the event.


Tube trains will run normally over the weekend.  On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May Night Tube and Night Overground services will run.

Use our Tube Map app for planning and the latest updates.

Saturday 6 May

  • Short-term safety measures such as queuing, closures, trains non-stopping or changes to the way people enter or exit a station are likely to be necessary, especially in central London
  • Some stations are expected to be very busy, including Westminster, Green Park, Charing Cross, Embankment, Victoria, Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Temple and Marble Arch stations.
  • St James’s Park station will be closed – it will re-open when it is safe to do so
  • Hyde Park Corner will be exit-only – it will fully open when it is safe to do so

Sunday 7 May

  • London Underground services will end at usual Sunday times (before midnight)
  • There is no Night Tube tonight
  • If you are returning to London after the concert at Windsor, plan your journey in advance


Saturday 6 May

  • Some bus routes in the Westminster area will be diverted or will stop short of their destination
  • Use our Bus Times London app to check for updates

Advice for visitors

If you are planning to visit London for the Coronation:

  • The main Network Rail stations in London are: Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Euston, King’s Cross, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Marylebone, Paddington, London St Pancras, Victoria and Waterloo
  • Tube and rail are a good way of getting around the capital
  • Walking is often the best way to get around central London. You can reach many popular locations, especially in central London and the Royal Parks, on foot or by bike

Attending Coronation events

  • Expect short-term safety measures including queuing and changes to how you enter or leave stations
  • Listen to announcements
  • Speak to TfL staff or event stewards if you need help

Saturday 6 May

Walking to viewing areas

If you travel into London by National Rail, consider walking to the viewing areas if you are able to.

Route Walking time
London Victoria to Green Park and St James’s Park 15 minutes
London Paddington to Hyde Park 15 minutes
London Marylebone to Hyde Park 25 minutes
London Charing Cross to St James’s Park 15 minutes
  • There will be limited access to the procession route from Victoria station. If you arrive at Victoria, you may be directed to Hyde Park for screening sites
  • You may need to walk further than planned to viewing areas along the procession route and screen sites. Allow more time for your journey

Sunday 7 May

Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle

  • The Tube will stop running before midnight
  • If you are returning to London by train, check last trains and use buses, taxis and minicabs

Coronation Concert screening sites in London

  • Tube and rail will be the best ways to get around
  • Some stations may be busier than usual


Saturday 6 May

Avoid driving in central London if you possibly can.

  • There will be road closures and security measures in operation
  • Allow extra time for your journey and consider an alternative route
  • In some areas, vehicles need accreditation – this includes delivery vehicles as well as taxi and private hire vehicles. For more information, see the Met Police website

Taxi and private hire vehicles

Taxi and private hire vehicles will be running as usual over the bank holiday weekend. Road closures may affect routes and destinations  in central London.

Taxi ranks

There are 24-hour taxi ranks in these areas of central London: Piccadilly, Mayfair, Oxford Street, Aldwych, and Victoria.

There will be taxi marshals at a number of mainline rail stations over the Coronation weekend. Taxi marshals ensure the smooth running of taxi ranks, manage queuing and match passenger demand with available taxis.

These stations will have marshals:

Saturday 6 May

Kings Cross, Paddington, Liverpool Street, Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Euston, London Bridge, Waterloo

Sunday 7 May

Paddington, Waterloo, Clapham Junction


Saturday 6 May

  • You can cycle on many of the roads that are closed to motor traffic
  • Central London will be very busy – it may be too crowded to cycle in some areas
  • Follow the instructions of stewards and police
  • You may need to dismount and walk at times
Santander cycles
  • Some Santander Cycle Hire docking stations will be closed

Rental e-scooters

  • Some rental e-scooter bays will be closed and scooters unavailable
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