Tour de France: Where to watch in London

Lynsey Barber
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The Tour de France moves from Yorkshire to London (Source: Getty)

The Tour de France arrives in London after Le Grand Depart in Yorkshire, and Londoners will be able to catch a glimpse of the elite cyclists on Monday afternoon.

The fastest cyclists are expected to enter London at around 3pm heading through east London and the City to the finish line on The Mall at around 3.42pm.

Spectators can watch the race anywhere on the roadside and at special spectator hubs at Queen Elizabeth Park, Green Park and Trafalgar Square.

Transport For London warns of traffic disruption on the roads due to the race itself and at stations as large crowds are expected to travel to watch the race.

3.30pm is the key time the race enters central London, with cyclists heading from Canary Wharf to the Houses of Parliament in an estimated time of just 12 minutes.

Here’s a map of the route through the city and the times the athletes are expected to pass through- to watch the race or avoid the disruption.

  • Canary Wharf: 3.28pm
  • Tower of London: 3.35pm
  • London Bridge (North side): 3.35pm
  • Blackfriars Bridge (North side): 3.35pm
  • Somerset House: 3.35pm
  • Embankment: 3.35pm
  • Parliament Square: 3.40pm
  • Birdcage Walk: 3.40pm
  • The Mall: 3.42pm

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