Where are the Road Closures in London During the Coronation? 👑
Due to the King and Her Majesty the Queen Consort’s coronation on May 6th, there will be a number of road closures across the capital as people spill out into the streets to celebrate. Royalist or not, coronation closures are guaranteed to impact you.
The Big Day – May 6th
In London, roads in Whitehall, St James’s, Victoria, and Green Park areas will be closed. These include:
- The Mall
- Birdcage Walk
- Horse Guards Road
- Constitution Hill
- Victoria Street
- Regency Street
- Curzon Street.
TfL advises you plan extra time for your routes, and has told regular drivers to avoid travelling in Central London if possible. After the King’s procession at 2pm, you should find you’re in demand as people travel around London to follow the celebrations.
This is important – in some areas, drivers will need special authorisation. This includes taxi and private hire vehicles. Ensure you’ve read up on any possible restrictions during the coronation. The Met Police has further information on their website.
Time Out London has created this handy map to show exactly where the closures will be:
Credit: Time Out London
TfL also has a lot of handy information on their website here.
If you want to follow proceedings, live coverage of the day’s events will be shown across the BBC, Sky News and ITV. If you’re on the move, BBC radio will be providing commentary, as well as many others!
Want to get involved? There are hundreds of coronation-themed events happening around the capital, from crafting crowns at Tower Bridge to a walking tour of the coronation procession – so if you’re in the capital but not working, there’s something to around every corner! Even the London Eye has had a makeover, with one pod decked out in livery and even a throne fit for the King and Queen Consort themselves!
The Coronation Concert – May 7th
Avril Lavigne is playing the 02 Academy in Brixton, but we’re not talking about that royalty! Of course we’re talking about a huge concert in the grounds of Windsor Castle to celebrate the coronation. Visitors will not be allowed to the concert as it is strictly ticketed, however the concert will be broadcast across the country, with TV Licenses suspended for the day.
In St James’ Park, a screen will be set up for free, so expect riders in and around the area before and after the main event.
Outside of the capital, the celebrations continue. There will be huge street parties, lunches and processions happening up and down the country. We advise checking on your local council website to see the road closures in your area during the coronation weekend.
If you’re not working on the road, why not join in? Street parties are a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and get involved in the local community.
All in all, we hope you have a fabulous long bank holiday!