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[Updated 17/09/2022 0740]

TfL are doing their best to keep the city moving and ensure that people can travel safely. They ask for your patience during this time and that you:

  • Plan ahead and check your travel
  • Allow more time for journeys in and around London
  • Follow the instructions of TfL staff, event stewards and police

Advice for visitors

Tube and rail will be the best ways to get around central London, although some stations may be busier than usual, particularly at street level.

Check Line Status in the side menu of our Tube Map app to see how the Tube is operating.

Walking is often the quickest option when London is busy.

Travelling in London

Allow more time for journeys in and around London.


Tube, rail and walking will be the best way to get around central London at this time.

Every day up to and including Monday 19 September

  • Tube trains will run normally
  • Some stations will be busier than usual, and some short-term safety measures such as queuing, closures, non-stopping or changes to the way customers enter or exit a station may be necessary
  • Stations that are busier include: Westminster, Green Park, Charing Cross,  Embankment,  Victoria, Waterloo, St James’s Park, Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch
  • Green Park station is open for exit and interchange only between 10:00 and 20:00. It remains open for accessible journeys only

Saturday 17 September

  • Night Tube and Night Overground will run

Sunday 18 September

  • Hyde Park Corner will close from 21:00

Monday 19 September

  • Tube services will start at around 05:30 and will run for an extra hour in the evening to support customers leaving central London
  • Westminster station will be interchange only
  • St James’s Park and Hyde Park Corner stations will be closed
  • Marble Arch station will be closed from 13:00
  • We will aim to reopen stations to help customers leaving the Westminster area following the end of the funeral service

Elizabeth line

  • Central section (Paddington-Abbey Wood) will run on Sunday 18 September with a train every 5 minutes
  • East and West sections will run as normal
  • There will be one train per hour overnight until the start of normal service on Monday 19 September:
    • Liverpool Street – Shenfield (not stopping at Maryland, Forest Gate, Manor Park, Seven Kings, Goodmayes, Chadwell Heath or Harold Wood).
    • Paddington – Reading (not stopping at Acton Main line, West Ealing, Hanwell, Burnham or Taplow)

Monday 19 September

  • Services between Paddington and Abbey Wood will run for an extra hour in the evening to support customers leaving central London
  • One train per hour will run overnight between Paddington and Reading only (not stopping at Acton Main line, West Ealing, Hanwell, Burnham or Taplow)


  • Parts of London will be very busy. The Westminster area will be particularly busy from Wednesday 14 September onwards
  • Walking is likely to be the quickest option for shorter journeys but may take longer due to crowds and road closures


  • Due to road closures, some routes in central London, particularly in the Westminster area, will be diverted or will stop short of their destination and may be running a reduced service.
  • On Sunday 18 and Monday 19 September, buses in West and South West London will also be affected
  • Some night services will be affected.
  • Road closures will continue in the days after the State Funeral as event infrastructure is removed
  • For the latest information on how buses are running, use our Bus Times London app.


Avoid the roads that are closed to motor traffic and use alternatives if possible. 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.

Taxis & private hire

Taxi and private hire services will be affected by the road closures and some taxi ranks will be suspended.

Temporary 24-hour taxi (black cab) ranks have been opened in the following locations.

Berkeley Square – northwest corner
1 Dover Street – a few minutes’ walk north of Piccadilly
Park Lane – at the junction with Curzon Street
Park Lane – Grosvenor House Hotel ballroom exit
99 – 113 Regent Street – close to junction with Swallow Street
Regent Street – at the junction with Heddon Street
Gillingham Street – at the junction with Vauxhall Bridge Road
60 Grosvenor Street
Strand – outside Royal Courts of Justice
Embankment Place – close to the northern exit of Embankment station and Villiers Street
Embankment Place


Avoid driving in central London if you possibly can. There are major road closures in central London (especially Westminster). Some of these will continue in the days after the State Funeral.

  • Allow extra time for your journey and consider an alternative route
  • Road closures may be changed or extended during the mourning period.
  • For up to date information on road closures, follow @MetPoliceEvents
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