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TRAVEL GUIDE FOR
LONDON
1–4 JUNE 2002



Make the most of the Golden Jubilee

The Jubilee celebrations will feature many special events in Central London, including:

  • the State Procession,
  • a spectacular firework display, and
  • big screens in Green Park and St James’s Park to view the Buckingham Palace concerts.

There is something for all the family to enjoy.

From Saturday 1 June through to Tuesday 4 June there are special services on National Rail, the Underground, buses and the Docklands Light Railway. This page will help you find where and when the celebrations are being held in Central London, and how to reach them by public transport.

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What's on and where

Sat
1
June
20.00: Classical concert in Buckingham Palace Gardens (all tickets already allocated), also to be broadcast live on big screens
Sun
2
June
Special church services and bell-ringing across the UK
Mon
3
June
13.00: Gun Salutes in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London
Afternoon: BBC Music Live Festivals throughout the country, including Hyde Park
20.00: Popular Music Concert in Buckingham Palace Gardens (all tickets already allocated), also to be broadcast on big screens
22.30: Lighting of the National Beacon on the Mall, followed by Son et Lumière Fireworks
Tue
4
June
10.40: Gun Salutes at Hyde Park and the Tower of London; State Procession involving the entire Royal Family from Buckingham Place, via the Strand and Fleet Street, to St Paul's Cathedral
11.30: National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's
12.50: Procession to Guildhall for lunch, before the return journey to The Mall
13.45: Festival Processions and Entertainment along The Mall and in the Palace area
15.40: Queen at Admiralty Arch
17.40: Buckingham Palace balcony Appearance and Flypast
18:00: End of Celebrations

For more information, see www.goldenjubileeweekendtrust.org.uk.


Viewing on big screens for everyone

Both of the Buckingham Palace concerts and all the main events on Monday and Tuesday can be viewed on big screens in St James's Park and Green Park.


Map

A map showing the processional routes, pageant routes, concert venues, big-screen viewing locations and key walking routes will be available free at London stations or downloadable from here.

To view or print the map, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, downloadable from here. On an A4 page the full map will appear rather small. However, the software permits you to select a smaller area, and then view and print it at a higher magnification.

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How to get there

National Rail

With the Golden Jubilee events taking place over four days, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the spectacles and soak up the exciting atmosphere. There will, however, need to be changes to local train services in London and the South East. Access to some stations may be limited for security reasons or to ease crowd congestion.

Sat
1
June
Adapted Saturday service: extra carriages and/or additional trains on some routes
Sun
2
June
A near-normal Sunday service
Mon
3
June
Adapted Saturday service: extra carriages and/or additional trains on many routes
Tue
4
June
Adapted Saturday service: extra carriages and/or additional trains on many routes

Over longer distances to and from London, adapted services will generally operate throughout the period. You are strongly advised to plan your journey in advance. For information on train services and fares:
  • contact your local train operator,
  • call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50, or
  • select the 'Planning your Journey' button on the left-hand side of this screen.

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Underground and Docklands Light Railway

London Underground and the DLR are providing extended services within Zone 1.

Sat
1
June
Normal Saturday service
Sun
2
June
Normal Sunday service
Mon
3
June
Adapted Saturday service with a skeleton all-night service of approximately 4 trains per hour from 02.00 until 07.30 Tuesday
Tue
4
June
Adapted Saturday service following all-night running on Monday


For more information, visit www.thetube.com and www.dlr.co.uk.


Stations affected by the celebrations

At certain times on 4 June, Charing Cross will be closed, and its National Rail services diverted to other main-line stations.

At other times, access to the following stations may be limited for safety reasons: Victoria, Embankment, Charing Cross, Waterloo, Waterloo East, London Bridge, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch and Westminster.

If you travel to any of these stations, we recommend the quickest way to continue your journey to the event areas is by foot. Key walking routes are shown on the map.

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Bus services

London Buses are a great way to see the celebrations. If you hold a Travelcard, you can hop on and off as you wish. Certain bus routes will be revised because of the special events.

Sat
1
June
Normal Saturday service except:
  • Bus services in and around the Victoria area will be subject to local diversions and delays.
  • Buses in the Trafalgar Square, Strand and Fleet Street areas will be subject to diversions after 03.00 during the rehearsal for Tuesday's procession.
Sun
2
June
Normal Sunday service except:
  • Until 09.00 buses in the Trafalgar Square, Strand and Fleet Street areas will be subject to diversions during the rehearsal for Tuesday's procession.
Mon
3
June
Normal Saturday service except:
  • From 17.00 buses in the Westminster, Victoria, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus areas may be subject to diversions and delays as people gather for the concert and fireworks.
  • From 22.00 day and night buses normally serving these areas will be starting from the following points:
    Aldwych travelling east, south, south east and to south west London;
    Victoria travelling south and to south west London;
    Hyde Park Corner travelling west and to south west London;
    Oxford Circus travelling west and to north west London;
    Tottenham Court Road Station travelling east, north, north east and to north west London.
  • A Saturday night / Sunday morning night bus service will operate on the night of 3/4 June from the points listed above.
Tue
4
June
Normal Saturday service except:
  • Early-morning and day buses serving the Westminster, Victoria, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Strand, Fleet Street and City areas will be subject to diversions and curtailments.
  • Until 15.00 buses normally picking up from these areas will be starting from the following points:
    Liverpool Street Station towards east and to north east London;
    Aldgate travelling east and to north east London;
    Lambeth North Station travelling south, south east and to south west London;
    Victoria travelling south and to south west London;
    Hyde Park Corner travelling west and to south west London;
    Oxford Circus travelling west and to north west London;
    Tottenham Court Road Station travelling north, north east and to north west London.
  • After 15.00 roads in the City will be re-opened and buses will operate from the following points:
    Aldwych travelling east, south, south east and south west London;
    Victoria travelling south and south west London;
    Hyde Park Corner travelling west and south west London;
    Oxford Circus travelling west and north west London;
    Tottenham Court Road Station travelling east, north, north east and north west London.
  • As roads throughout central London re-open during the evening, buses will return to normal routes.

A normal Tuesday night / Wednesday morning night bus service will operate on the night of 4/5 June.


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Croydon Tramlink

On the night of Monday 3 June an all-night service will operate. Full details can be obtained by telephoning 020 8681 8300 or, when available, from here.


River Services

A normal service will be operating.


Getting around with Travelcards

Off-Peak Day Travelcards are ideal for getting around London. They offer excellent value for multi-journey rides. Just one ticket lets you use Trains, Tubes, Docklands Light Railway, London buses, and Croydon Tramlink, throughout Greater London. Travelcards also entitle you to one-third off the cost of most Riverboat services. They can be bought as part of a through journey at most stations within a day's comfortable travelling distance of London.

Family Travelcards offer further savings for family groups and are also available from many stations.

Weekend Travelcards, available from stations within the Greater London area, offer two consecutive days' travel at weekends and public holidays and cost less than the price of two separate day tickets. A Weekend Travelcard is the ideal ticket to see the Golden Jubilee events, as it is also valid for travel consecutively on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 June.

Details here, or phone 08457 48 49 50 (24 hours, local call).

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Other Jubilee events

The London String of Pearls Golden Jubilee Festival

More than 80 of London's greatest institutions, some world famous, others less familiar, have combined to offer visitors an extravaganza of 400 celebratory events from March to December, with privileged access, exhibitions, performances, concerts, parades and new works. Details here, or phone 0906 944 2002 (calls cost 10p per minute).

London Treasures

You don't know London unless you've  . . .

Take a look here at some of London's more quirky and vibrant side: find out where to go for great views, walks and outdoor activities; or if you're looking for something different, don't head straight to the High Street – try shopping in a market, at a visitor attraction or one of these places . . .

Details – you may even win a prize!

Westminster Jubilee Week 15–23 June

Truly, Uniquely, Jubilee comes to Berkeley Square on 21–23 June for a fantastic weekend 'Fayre in the Square'. Two Elizabethan eras inspire street theatre, jazz (with Courtney Pine) fashion, food and full-on entertainment. Expect the unexpected! Admission free. More information here on Westminster City Council's city-wide celebrations and 'Fayre in the Square', or you can contact the Jubilee team on 020 7641 7844.

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And finally . . .

There will be a lot to do and see over the Golden Jubilee. We hope that you enjoy the celebrations, but please bear in mind the following points.

  • A Traffic Limitation Zone will be in operation. Please avoid driving in Central London unless absolutely necessary.
  • Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately – remember you may need to walk to events.
  • See map for key walking routes. Use them to assist your journey.
  • Plan your travel arrangements in advance, but please be flexible.
  • Some stations may be subject to temporary closure. Details
  • Arrange to meet your friends before entering event areas.
  • Please look after your children.
  • Special facilities such as First Aid and Lost Children points are sited within event venues – see map.
  • We can all help to ensure a trouble-free environment – please tell police if you see an incident.
  • Do not get close to the parades and floats.
  • Keep aware – pickpockets will be attracted by the large crowds.
  • Keep the Capital clean – please take your litter home with you.
  • Additional information:
  • London Travel Information line 020 7222 1234 (24 hours) or Textphone 020 7222 1234
  • National Rail Enquiries 0845 48 49 50 (24 hours, local call)

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