Crowds are bound to fill the city and its public transportation just weeks before Christmas.
But this weekend is also seeing memorable Sunday services and the Mayor’s Show, so the side effects will be felt across the net.
Whether you’re shopping, visiting friends, or paying your respects on Armistice Day, you need to be aware of London travel changes before you leave.
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Transport for London continues to urge users to follow the coronavirus rules, wash their hands and stay safe during their trains.
If you take the Tube, bus or ride in the city, or even if you planned to take a bike from a berth, it helps to be known.
Piccadilly line – trains will not stop at South Kensington until spring 2022. The Circle and District lines will continue to stop and the station will remain open.
Docklands Light Railway
Saturday 13 November and Sunday 14 November – Trains will not stop at London City Airport station (eastbound) If traveling east to Woolwich Arsenal, please change at King George V station to travel back to London City Airport. From London City Airport to travel east, change at Pontoon Dock.
On Sunday, November 14, there will be no service between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon Rail replacement buses will operate. Southern Rail trains will not operate.
From Monday 15 November to Thursday 18 November, there will be no service between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon after 23:00 Use local bus routes or the railway replacement bus service.
Buses and roads
Saturday, November 13th
The England-Australia rugby match will take place this Saturday, starting at 5.30pm. Increased traffic and large crowds in the area are expected.
City of London
The Mayor’s Show will take place this Saturday. From 7am to 5pm, there will be extensive road closures between Bishopsgate to the east, Old Street to the north, Aldwych to the west and Victoria Embankment to the south. Please use other routes when closures are in place.
Royal Albert Hall
The Feast of Remembrance will take place this Saturday. Kensington Road will be closed from 7am to 11.59pm for the event. Large crowds and increased traffic are expected.
The War Widows service will take place this Saturday. Whitehall will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the event. Use other routes during this period.
Sunday, November 14th
The Memorial Sunday Cenotaph Service will take place this Sunday. There will be road closures in central London from 12:01 to 17:30 for the event. The following closures will also take place for Memorial Sunday:
- City of London will have road closures and traffic stops from 7am to 4pm
- Kensington Church Street will be closed north going from 9:15 to 12:15
- Hobart Place will be closed from 10am to 12pm
- Holborn Viaduct and Newgate Street will be closed between Grays Inn Road and King Edward Street from 09:30 to about 12:30 for service.
Road closures will take place this Sunday from 18:00 to 19:30 for the event. Large crowds and increased traffic are expected.
A316 night closures
From Friday, November 12 to Tuesday, November 30, a series of night direction closures will be in place on the A316 between Lower Richmond Road and Chertsey Road while TfL performs essential maintenance work. Work will take place from 22:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday, with westbound closures first before moving to work on the eastbound highway. You are advised to leave more time for your trip and follow the signed distractions.
The following bicycle stations do not work:
- Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea
- Cartwright Gardens, Bloomsbury
- Chancery Lane, Holborn
- Harrington Square 2, Camden Town
- Hollybush Gardens, Bethnal Green
- Kensington Gore, Knightsbridge (Saturday, November 14 only)
- Lindfield Street, Poplar
- Sloane Avenue, Kensington
The following berths will be closed until 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 14 for the Mayor’s Show:
- Arundel Street
- Godliman Street
- King Edward Street
- Museum of London
- Queen Victoria Street
- The Guildhall