The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

We expect the celebrations will be popular, so public transport and roads in central London will be busy, particularly on Saturday night, and during the daytime on Sunday, but you'll be able to get where you need to go.

We may need to use some short-term safety measures such as queuing, changes to the way you enter or exit a station and road closures.

Tube and rail

Some staff at stations across the network are taking action short of a strike from Friday 3 June to Sunday 10 July 2022. This means that stations may have to close at short notice. You can find more information on our travel advice page. So plan ahead, allow more time for your journeys and check before you travel.

Tube and rail are still good ways to get into central London, get to and from events, and travel around. Services may be busy.

The busiest times will be on Saturday night following the end of the BBC concert and other events, and Sunday daytime. Services and stations will be busy and a lot of people will be changing from Tube to National Rail.

Interchange at these stations will be much busier, especially on Saturday night: Bond Street, King's Cross St Pancras, Green Park.

At busy times, especially near events, there may be short-term safety measures such as queuing or changes to the way you enter or exit stations.

Changes to station access

Westminster

From 10:00 on Sunday: this station will be open for interchange only.

St James's Park

From 13:00 on Sunday: this station will be closed.

Hyde Park Corner

  • From 21:00 on Saturday: station closed
  • From 14:00 until 16:00 on Sunday: exit-only
  • From 16:00 on Sunday: station closed

Buses

Most buses will be running normally. Some bus routes in central London will be diverted or shortened because of road closures.

Check status updates for buses.

Walking

You can easily get to many popular locations, especially in central London and the Royal Parks, on foot.

Our West End Walking Map covers the Westminster area where Jubilee events are taking place.

View our map for walking times between Tube stations.

If you are visiting Buckingham Palace between May and mid-June, avoid the Jubilee event set-up by using St James's Park or Victoria Tube stations, which are only a short walk away.

Cycling

Cycling is a good way to get around central London, particularly if you are not attending events or passing through areas where they are being held. Some roads will be closed and you may have to walk with your cycle if it's busy.

There are security measures at events, so you may not be allowed to bring a cycle with you if you are attending - check beforehand (see links below).

The road - including the cycleway - on Constitution Hill alongside Green Park are temporarily closed until after the Jubilee celebrations in mid June. You can walk with your cycle through Green Park. This takes roughly 8 minutes.

Driving

Avoid driving in central London if possible. If your destination is not in central London, use routes that avoid the area.

There will be road closures, and you are likely to be delayed. Maps showing road closures on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the traffic impact of these closures, are on the official Platinum Jubilee website.

In the days before the bank holiday weekend, some overnight and off peak road closures will be required in central London to allow for final event setup. Check before you travel.

Advice for visitors

Tube and rail are good ways to get around central London over the Jubilee Bank Holiday, although they may be busier than usual.

Check our status updates to see how Tube and rail services are operating. Download the TfL Go app for interactive maps, live arrival times, live updates on how busy services are, and other information.

Walking is often the quickest option. View our map for walking times between Tube stations.

Check out our Visiting London pages for more about getting to London, paying for travel, maps and travel tips.

Check your National Rail journey to ensure you catch your last train home.

Major Platinum Jubilee events in central London

Follow links below for more information, including timings, access and security.

Thursday 2 June - The Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)

Find out more on the Army website.

Friday 3 June - St Paul's Cathedral Service of Thanksgiving

This event is not open to the public. Find out more on the St Paul's website.

Saturday 4 June - Platinum Party at the Palace (BBC concert)

Find out more on the BBC website.

Sunday 5 June - Platinum Jubilee Pageant

Find out more on the pageant website.

Street parties

Street parties will be taking place across London, and some residential roads will be temporarily closed. A list of the roads affected in your borough is on London Councils' website.

Find out more about street parties.

Use our travel tools

Check before you travel and plan ahead using our travel tools. Keep up-to-date with the latest service information. See: