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Here is your Transport information for this weekend

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London Underground

Bakerloo line
This weekend there will be no service on the entire line, whilst we carry out essential work.

Due to the highly complex nature of this work, on Monday morning a very limited service will run between:
• Harrow & Wealdstone and Queen’s Park
• Elephant & Castle and Piccadilly Circus

Services between Queen’s Park and Piccadilly Circus will begin after 08:00 on Monday morning. We will try to start services before then if we can.

Jubilee line
There will be no Friday and Saturday Night Tube service between Waterloo and Wembley Park from approximately 00:45 to 04:40 Saturday and approximately 03:00 to 06:00 Sunday. This is to allow for the movement of engineering trains.

London Overground
All weekend there will be no service between Euston and Willesden Junction due to London Underground track and drainage work.

From 18:30 on Saturday 18 November until Sunday 14 January 2018, trains will not run between Gospel Oak and Barking. This is while Network Rail continue major work to enable new, longer trains to run from spring 2018.

On Sunday there will be no service between the following stations:
• Camden Road and Stratford due to bridge replacement work at Highbury Corner
• Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction due to bridge replacement work at Highbury Corner

From Monday 20 until Thursday 23 November, there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Chingford from 22:30. This is due to Network Rail track work.

TfL Rail
All weekend, trains will not run between Liverpool Street and Romford. This is while Network Rail carry out track and station improvements as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan, as well as Crossrail construction work.

DLR
There will be no service between Stratford and Bow Church due to Crossrail work at Pudding Mill Lane.

Until late December 2017, Custom House station will be closed and trains will not stop. This is due to Crossrail construction work.

Buses
Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination:

Central London – From 16:00 until 21:00 today, Thursday, Regent Street, between Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus, and all its approaches will be closed. From 11:00 until 21:00, there will be a lane closure in each direction between Vigo Street and Beak Street. Traffic will be permitted to use the bus lane during this period.

Central London – From 17:00 on Friday until 22:00 on 01 January 2018, roads within Hyde Park including South Carriage Drive and North Carriage Drive will be closed. This is due to an event.

South West London – From 11:30 until 00:00 on Saturday, roads around Twickenham Stadium will be busier than usual including A316 Chertsey Road. There will also be closures and diversions on London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road. This is due to an event.

Central London – From 03:00 until 22:00 on Sunday, there will be various road closures on Regent Street between Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus and New Burlington Street. This is for an event.

Central London – From 07:30 until 22:00 on Sunday, there will be road closures in Whitehall between Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square, and the St James’s Park Area. This is for an event.

Roads
Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

Central London – From 16:00 until 21:00 today, Thursday, Regent Street, between Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus, and all its approaches will be closed. From 11:00 until 21:00, there will be a lane closure in each direction between Vigo Street and Beak Street. Traffic will be permitted to use the bus lane during this period.

Central London – From 17:00 on Friday until 22:00 on 01 January 2018, roads within Hyde Park including South Carriage Drive and North Carriage Drive will be closed. This is due to an event.

South West London – From 11:30 until 00:00 on Saturday, roads around Twickenham Stadium will be busier than usual including A316 Chertsey Road. There will also be closures and diversions on London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road. This is due to an event.

Central London – From 03:00 until 22:00 on Sunday, there will be various road closures on Regent Street between Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus and New Burlington Street. This is for an event.

Central London – From 07:30 until 22:00 on Sunday, there will be road closures in Whitehall between Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square, and the St James’s Park Area. This is for an event.

Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
• South Quay West, Foley Street, Bourne Street, Cardinal Place and Portugal Street for building works
• Westfield Eastern Access Road, Sun Street, Montgomery Square and Dorset Square for site redevelopment
• Rodney Street due to works
• Serpentine Car Park due to relocation


17/11/2017 |

Changing of the Guard Walking Tour: Buckingham Palace

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Changing of the Guard Walking Tour: Buckingham Palace

The Changing of The Guard is one of the most famous ceremonies in the world and a must-see London attraction, but what is the best way to experience it? There is more to it than can possibly be seen if you just join the melee pushing up against the gates of Buckingham Palace trying to catch a glimpse.

Over 2 hours we will offer you some of the best timed views of the different sites of the ceremony, and unlike any other London tour we will also explain to you why it is happening and trace the fascinating origins of the tempestuous history of guarding The Monarchy, allowing you to thoroughly appreciate what it is that you are witnessing.

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Changing of the Guard Walking Tour: Buckingham Palace

Highlights
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Family friendly
Step back in time on a history tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour
Meet your guide outside of St. James’s underground station and head over to Westminster Abbey and The Houses of Parliament to learn about the history and importance of our Monarchy, as well as finding out just why the Changing of The Guard Ceremony takes place.

After this it’s a short walk to Horseguards parade to witness the oldest section of the ceremony, the Changing of the Horseguards. Then we will make our way to see the start of the Footguards’ ceremony outside of Saint James’s Palace. Your guide will place you at the best vantage point to see the inspection, old guard, new guard, and bands play. They will explain the meaning behind all of the maneuvers and significance of the carefully orchestrated movement.

Then follow along with the guards and band as they head to Buckingham Palace, avoiding the melee of people pushing up against the gates of the Palace trying to catch a glimpse. Your guide will keep you out of the crowds while discussing the fascinating history behind guarding the famous monarchy.

Finish the tour at the Green Park underground station (Jubilee Line, Victoria Line, Piccadilly Line), however if you would like to remain in the area and explore, your guide will be happy to give you directions to other attractions.

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06/05/2017 |
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