In July and August 2017, London will host a Summer of World Athletics with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) 2017 World Championships. Find out about travel during the events here.

If you're travelling around London on event days:

  • Some services to and from Stratford and key interchange stations will be busier than usual
  • Some local buses travelling through Stratford may take longer than usual
  • These services will be busier than usual around two hours before and after each session
  • On Sunday 6 August, the IAAF World Championships Marathons take place in central London. There will be road closures between 04:00-20:00
  • On Sunday 13 August, Race Walks take place all day on The Mall and around St James's Park

Please allow extra time for your journey, or if you have flexibility, change the time you travel.

Dates and timings

The event dates and times are summarised below, with approximate finish times. The busiest times to travel on public transport will be around two hours before and two hours after the session times listed here.

All events are at the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford unless stated.

IAAF World Championships

Session time
Busy levels
Fri 4 Aug 18:00-22:00 High
Sat 5 Aug
10:00-12:45 and 19:00-21:45
Sun 6 Aug (central London and Stratford)*
10:00-13:15, 10:55-17:00 (in central London) and 18:40-21:50
Very high due to central London road closures
Mon 7 Aug
Tue 8 Aug
Wed 9 Aug
Thurs 10 Aug
Fri 11 Aug
10:00-14:15 and 17:00-21:50 High
Sat 12 Aug
10:00-14:15 and 17:30-22:00 Medium
Sun 13 Aug (central London and Stratford)*
07:55-17:15 (in central London) and 18:30-21:45

* Roads in central London will be closed for the Marathons on Sunday 6 August between 04:00-20:00 and on Sunday 13 August between 06:00-23:59 for the Race Walks.

Travel advice

Find detailed information on the best ways to travel on event days.

Event information

Most of the events are ticketed and will take place at the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford on Friday 4 to Sunday 13 August 2017. Find out more at IAAF World Championships.