Avoid central London on royal wedding day, advice tells drivers

16:20 27 April 2011

A limited edition Oyster card to commemorate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be available in the week leading up to the royal wedding

A limited edition Oyster card to commemorate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be available in the week leading up to the royal wedding

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Large parts of London will be closed off if you need to travel around the capital on the day of the royal wedding on April 29.

Transport for London (TfL) has issued travel advice ahead of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s big day.

Anyone trying to get around the city by car will find much of central London out of bounds.

Roads around the wedding procession route between Buckingham Palace and Westminster will be closed including The Mall, Horse Guard’s Road, Horse Guard’s Arch, Whitehall and Parliament Square.

Other planned closures include Charing Cross Road (south of Shaftesbury Avenue), Constitution Hill, Millbank, Pall Mall (east of Haymarket), The Strand, Victoria Embankment and Westminster Bridge.

Road closures will be implemented from 6am on April 29 and remain until at least 2pm. Motorists are advised to avoid central London throughout the day.

There will also be some “wedding-related closures” on April 27 between 2.30am and 7am.

Bus services will be also be diverted or finish before their usual destination from 5.30am on the wedding day.

Routes affected are 3, 6, 9, 9 Heritage, 11, 12, 13, 15, 15 Heritage, 23, 24, 29, 87, 88, 91, 148, 159, 176, 211, 388 and 453.

All Tube lines will be running, with no planned engineering work during the day.

The same goes for Dockland Light Railway and London Tramlink.

London Overground will run full services, except for the section between Watford and Willesden Junction, which will be suspended for engineering works.

London transport commissioner Peter Hendy said: “We are working with our partners to ensure that everyone can get around safely and easily, and that people not involved with the celebrations can continue to move around the city with the minimum of disruption.”

He added TfL staff will be working “flat-out” to ensure closures and diversions are managed smoothly.

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