London travel advice for Monday during the Tour de France

Finally, two years after it was announced that le Tour would be gracing the streets of Britain, this weekend it begins. The Grand Départ commences in Leeds on Saturday and will arrive in the capital on Monday 7.

More than a million people are expected to line the streets to cheer the riders as they enter London, and as a result, getting about in London may be difficult on Monday.

There are numerous road closures, which will affect the boroughs of Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, City, Westminster, Lambeth and Southwark.

To see detailed London road closures for the day, visit TfL’s road status updates site.

Here is the latest from TfL:

Most streets on and near the race route in London will be open on the morning of Monday 7 July until 10:00, when they will be closed. However, some road closures will need to come into effect earlier so that barriers and other event infrastructure can be installed to ensure the safety of competitors and spectators. These include:

·        The Mall in central London, which will be closed from 16:00 Sunday 6 July and reopen at 23:59 on Monday 7 July

·        No access to or from Waterworks Corner from A406 North Circular from 09:00 on Monday 7 July until the race route reopens

Roads will be opened as quickly as possible, with the intention that all roads will be reopened by 18:00, provided that it is safe to do so.

Parking will also be suspended along the route.

Buses

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. These buses will be affected from 09:00-18:00. For details of which bus routes will be affected, click here.

Tube

Though there is an ongoing Tube strike, TfL is not predicting major disruption on the London Underground.

But it has warned that some stations may become exceptionally busy. These include: Charing Cross, Embankment, Epping Tube Station, Green Park Tube Station, Kings Cross Station, Stratford Station, St. James’s Park Tube Station, Temple Tube Station, Tower Hill Tube Station, and Westminster Tube Station. For full updates, click here.

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