With thousands expected to descend on the capital for the Coronation, central London is going to be absolutely heaving over the weekend.
It’s anticipated that many tube services will be disrupted – and, be warned, some stations could be closed for safety reasons. These include:
- Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines)
- Embankment (District and Circle lines)
- Westminster (District, Circle and Jubilee lines)
- Green Park (Piccadilly, Victoria and Jubilee lines)
- Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines)
- Temple (Circle and District lines)
- Marble Arch (Central line)
St James’ Park tube station will definitely be closed on Saturday and Hyde Park Corner will be exit-only for travellers.
Add to that road closures and lost tourists ……you get the picture! The upshot is if you want to join the coronation route then walking will be your best bet.
To help you get around social enterprise, Footways is giving out 18,000 printed copies of its new edition of the Central London Footways map at 10 London stations which highlight quieter routes. Perfect for the relatives who prefer their maps old school!
Alternatively, there’s a digital version available for people to follow routes on their phone. (See below)
Emma Griffin, co-founder of Footways said: “It takes just 20 minutes to walk from Victoria to Westminster, 30 minutes from Waterloo, or 10 minutes from Paddington to Hyde Park, and you’re guaranteed to see the best of London on our feature-filled routes.”
Fri 5th May: FREE maps
Available at Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Euston, King’s Cross, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Paddington, St Pancras (lower level), Victoria and Waterloo.
When they run out they’ll be available to purchase for £5
The digital map is available FREE here