Jubilee weekend – Expect Road closures and delays

As we all know, the Queen is set to celebrate her platinum Jubilee with events running over the special extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 02 – Sunday 05 June.  

Towns and Cities across the UK are hosting events to celebrate Queen Elizabeth becoming the first British monarch to reach the milestone after 70 years of service. The celebrations are set to include street parties and larger scale events.

Applications throughout the UK have been underway to notify local authorities of planned celebrations, with road fees being waived to encourage celebrations throughout the Jubilee weekend.  

Drivers should therefore prepare in advance for widespread road closures as people take to the streets to take part in a host of celebratory activities.

Given the anticipated popularity of the organised platinum jubilee events in London, motorists are being advised against driving in central London, with Transport for London warning “There will be road closures, and you will likely be delayed”.

Visitors to the city are being encouraged to use tube and rail services where possible.

TFL has stated:

“All our Tube and rail services will be running as usual over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. They’re 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.”

For details of road closures in your area you should contact your local authority.

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