Weekend Travel

April 21, 2016

    London Marathon

    The London Marathon is taking place on Sunday. This runs from Greenwich to The Mall via Charlton, Woolwich, Deptford, Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Wapping, Shadwell, the Isle of Dogs, Poplar, Tower Hill, Embankment and Westminster.
    There will be significant road closures along the route from 07:00 until 19:00. Some buses may be diverted or stop short of their normal destination. Tube and rail will be the best way to get around on the day, but stations in the vicinity may get busy at certain times. Click here for further information.


    Northern line
    There will be no service between Archway and High Barnet/Mill Hill East. This is to allow for track replacement work at Finchley Central.


    • There will be no service between Gospel Oak and Barking, to prepare the line for electrification.
    • On Sunday, trains between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters)/Chingford will start running at 10:15, due to Network Rail track work.
    • On Monday, there will be no northbound service between Bethnal Green and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 23:00, due to Network Rail track work.
    • After 22:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, trains will not run between Bethnal Green and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters), due to Network Rail track work.


    On Sunday there will be the following changes for the London Marathon:
    • Trains between Tower Gateway and Lewisham will start earlier at 05:30
    • Trains from Beckton will terminate at Poplar. Before 10:00, trains from Woolwich Arsenal will terminate at Poplar and at Canary Wharf after 10:00


    Wembley – From 14:00 on Saturday until 20:30 on Sunday, roads in and around the stadium will be busier than usual, including the A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is for a sporting event.

    Central London – From 14:00 until 17:00 on Saturday, there will be delays to traffic on various roads, including Marble Arch, Oxford Street, Regent Street and Whitehall. This is for a march.

    Central, east and southeast London – From 07:00 until 19:00 on Sunday, there will be full road closures from Greenwich Park to St James’s Park for the London Marathon. Closures in the City and central London will include all approaches to Upper Thames Street, Tower Hill and Victoria Embankment. Rotherhithe Tunnel and Tower, Southwark and Westminster Bridges will also be closed. Limehouse Link Tunnel will be closed in both directions and East India Dock Tunnel will be closed westbound from 06:00. Additionally, the closure of Victoria Embankment between Tower Hill and Westminster Bridge will be in place until 05:00 on Monday, for Cycle Superhighway works.

    Westminster – From 10:20 until 11:30 on Monday, Whitehall will be closed in both directions between Horse Guards Avenue and Parliament Square. This is for an event.