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Advice for patients and visitors on royal wedding day

26 April 2011

Chelsea and Westminster is running a full range of outpatient clinics and inpatient operations on the royal wedding day—patients and visitors are advised to set aside extra time for their journeys.

Chelsea and Westminster is running a full range of outpatient clinics and inpatient operations on the royal wedding day—patients and visitors are advised to set aside extra time for their journeys for a number of reasons:

  • London is expected to be very busy, with an estimated 500,000–750,000 people expected to gather around Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey
  • Up to 20,000 people are expected to gather in Hyde Park at live sites and up to 10,000 people are expected to camp on Clapham Common
  • Extra trains and buses are in place to bring people in to London but public transport is expected to be very busy—please allow extra time to complete journeys
  • More information about travel arrangements on the day can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/royalwedding
  • Road closures will come in to place at 6am on Friday—more information on road closures can be found at www.met.police.uk/royal_wedding/

Patients will be able to watch the television coverage via their bedside entertainment system and there will also be a television screen located in the Restaurant on the Lower Ground Floor of the hospital.