The weekend's Jubilee travel disruption

Cars in a queue of traffic.
Library picture. Photo: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Londoners are being warned that central London will be extremely busy throughout the Jubilee weekend - with motorists advised to stay away entirely.

Those using public transport are being told to plan their journeys in advance and to check for disruptions before they travel.

Even if you are planning to hop on a Boris Bike, Transport for London (TfL) says that some docking stations could be left empty because of large crowds and road closures.

Below is a brief summary of TfL's advice, but there is plenty more information on their website.

Sunday 3rd June

Many central London bridges between Battersea Bridge and Tower Bridge will be closed for large parts of the day.

Albert Bridge, Lambeth Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge and Tower Bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians starting from 0700 in the morning until 2000. The Millennium Bridge and the Jubilee footbridge will also be closed for the same duration.

Vauxhall Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Southwark Bridge and London Bridge will be open to traffic and pedestrians apart from between around 1500 and 1730. Transport for London says that these are for Crossing the river only, they are likely to be very busy and they are not viewing locations.

Battersea Bridge and Chelsea Bridge will be open for pedestrians only, but again they are likely to be very busy and the river pageant will not be visible from them.

A significant number of bus routes will either be diverted or will not run their full routes. Bus services that usually cross the river between Battersea Bridge and Tower Bridge inclusive will not do so throughout the day between 0700 and 2130. Instead a number of bus hubs will be established at or near to transport interchanges either side of the river.

Piccadilly will be closed to traffic from 0700 to at least 1800.

The second day of the Jubilee event in Hyde Park will mean that the surrounding roads are likely to be busy.

Trains from Richmond to Willesden Junction and South Tottenham to Barking will not operate due to engineering work.

River travel, including via private vessels, will not be allowed between 1430 and 1800 on the stretch between Battersea Bridge and the Thames Barrier at Woolwich.

Monday 4th June

Areas around St James's Park, the Mall and Hyde Park will be very busy.

Park Lane is likely to be closed to traffic between 2200 and 2330.

Many roads around central London will be closed to traffic, with a number of bus services diverted or not running their full routes.

Trains from Richmond to Willesden Junction and South Tottenham to Barking will not operate due to engineering work.

Tuesday 5th June

Areas around Hyde Park, St James's Park, Green Park and the Mall will all be very busy.

Many roads will be closed to traffic, with a number of bus services diverted or not running their full routes.

Trains from South Tottenham to Barking will not run due to engineering works.