London. Travel advice for the mourning period. Travelling to and from Heathrow on 19 September
London is in a period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II – venues may be closed and events cancelled.
On Wednesday 14 September a ceremonial procession will transport the coffin of Her Majesty The Queen from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament, where the Lying-in-State will begin. The procession will start at Buckingham Palace at 2:22pm. Her Majesty The Queen will Lie-in-State at the Palace of Westminster until Monday 19 September. Please be aware that large crowds are expected, and there are likely to be delays on public transport and road closures around the area.
The procession of Her Majesty the Queen’s Coffin to St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, will take place on Monday 19 September and will impact local roads around Heathrow. More information here
We recommend passengers travelling to the airport on the day consider alternative routes to the airport, such as the Piccadilly or Elizabeth Lines or Heathrow Express. Plan your journey here
Please note that the areas in and around Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park and Green Park will be very crowded, and the National Rail and London Underground stations in these areas will be very busy.
It may be necessary for short-term safety measures to be put in place at transport stations, such as queuing, closures, trains not stopping at certain stations, or changes to the way customers enter or exit a station.