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Diamond Jubilee weekend—‘business as usual’ at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

30 May 2012

Staff at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital will be providing services for patients as usual over the long holiday weekend when London celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Staff at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital will be providing services for patients as usual over the long holiday weekend when London celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The capital is expected to be particularly busy on Sunday 3 June for the River Pageant on the Thames and on Tuesday 5 June for the Service of Thanksgiving, carriage procession and balcony appearance.

Due to these and many other events taking place over the Jubilee weekend, patients and visitors coming to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital may find it more difficult to get to and from the hospital—you are advised to plan your journey carefully and allow extra time as required.

The following travel advice is intended to help you plan your transport arrangements.


Road closures—Sunday 3 June

Transport for London announced on Wednesday 30 May that there will be a large number of road closures in central London on Sunday 3 June (the date when the River Pageant is taking place on the Thames). The following local roads will be closed from 7am-10pm on Sunday 3 June:

  • Edith Grove
  • Redcliffe Gardens
  • Earl's Court Road south of Cromwell Road
  • Beaufort Street south of King's Road
  • Old Church Street south of King's Road

Parking restrictions—Saturday 2 June

Please note that there are parking restrictions on these routes from 7pm on Saturday 2 June.


General travel information

Saturday 2 June

  • All Tube lines will run a normal Saturday service with no planned engineering works
  • Many roads around central London will be closed to traffic and some buses will be diverted or stop short of their normal destinations

Sunday 3 June—River Pageant on the Thames

  • Road access from south of the Thames to north of the Thames will be limited from 7am- 10pm
  • All London bridges will be closed by 3pm
  • The following bridges will be closed to traffic and pedestrians from 7am–9pm—Albert Bridge, Lambeth Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge and Tower Bridge
  • The following bridges will be closed to traffic and pedestrians from 3–5:30pm—Waterloo Bridge, Southwark Bridge, London Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge
  • Battersea Bridge and Chelsea Bridge will be open for pedestrians only throughout the day but they are likely to be very busy
  • The bridge closures and large number of spectators will mean a significant number of bus routes will be diverted or will not run their full routes—bus services that usually cross the river between Battersea Bridge and Tower Bridge will not do so from 7am–9:30pm
  • All Tube lines will run a normal Sunday service but some stations near the Thames will be very busy and you are advised to avoid them—these include Fulham Broadway, Putney Bridge and East Putney

Monday 4 June—Bank Holiday

  • All Tube lines will run a normal Saturday service with no planned engineering works

Tuesday 5 June—Service of Thanksgiving, carriage procession and balcony appearance

  • Public Holiday but 'business as usual' for the Trust
  • All Tube lines will run a Saturday service
  • Many roads around central London will be closed to traffic
  • Buses will be diverted or stop short of their normal destinations