The eight-day race starts in Wales on Sunday 2 September and you can find a map of the final stage in central London on the Tour of Britain website. The London stage, presented by Transport for London, will start and finish on Lower Regent Street and includes Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Strand and Whitehall.
Roads and public transport in central London are expected to be busy and there will be significant road closures and bus service changes on and around the route. Waterloo Bridge and Strand underpass (northbound) will also be closed to over-height vehicles (over 3.6m/11'9'') from 08:00-20:00.
The HSBC Let's Ride Westminster event will take place on the event route between 11.30 and 13.00. Registered participants will get to ride their bikes on the 5.5km route, ahead of the final stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain.
Central London bus routes will be diverted or will terminate earlier than usual. You are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays to your journey. Tube and rail will be the best way to get around London on race day.
Check our status updates to see how roads in the area are affected.
Regent Street St James's (Lower Regent Street) and some nearby streets will close to traffic at 03:00 on Sunday 9 September so that the start/finish area can be assembled. These roads are expected to re-open by 23:00 that night.
In addition, the following roads along the route will be closed from 08:00 to 20:00:
All docking stations will remain available, however traffic congestion in the area may make it difficult for redistribution vehicles to collect and/or replace bicycles close to the event route.
The Santander Cycles app for Android and iOS is free to download for both members and casual users. In addition to viewing all docking stations and bike availability, the app sends a release code straight to your phone, letting you skip past the terminal. Download the Santander Cycles app from the App Store or Google Play.
Paths and pavements along the routes will remain open so that people can enjoy the event and get to houses, shops and flats. There will be crowd and safety barriers along certain sections of the routes.
Designated, marshalled crossing points will be available in these areas to help people cross the route safely. Please take extra care if crossing any part of the route on foot.
Often walking is the quickest option during big events in London. See our walking pages.
Tube and rail will be the best way to get around on Sunday 9 September but the following stations in central London are expected to be busier than usual:
Some National Rail services may be affected by engineering works; you are advised to check the National Rail website for more details.
Bank branch trains will not stop at Kennington station until mid-September. There will also be a slightly reduced service on the Bank branch and some parts of the Northern and Victoria lines will be particularly busy. See our Kennington improvements page for more information.
A planned closure on 8/9 September will affect Bethnal Green to Loughton and Woodford to Wanstead (via Newbury Park).
Buses in and around the route area will be on diversion or will terminate earlier than usual to avoid the road closures. Some stops will also be temporarily relocated or suspended. Buses will be affected between 03:00 and 23:00 on Sunday 9 September.
Affected routes include:
While services will be operating normally journey times could be affected with some taxi ranks suspended as a result.
Booking information, including phone numbers and email addresses, about minicab and other private hire operators in London is available from TfL's Cabwise service.
Taxi drivers and private hire drivers and operators can follow @TfLTPH on Twitter for the latest updates.
Due to the road closures, a number of coaches will be on diversions and/or using alternative stops.
Please plan ahead, contact your coach operator for details of changes and allow plenty of time to travel.
If you make or receive deliveries in central London on Sundays, you may be affected by congestion and increased journey times because of the road closures on Sunday 9 September.
If you operate in areas near the event, you should talk to your customers and suppliers to consider if there are changes you need to make to your deliveries or collections.
You may also wish to consider: