Lord Mayor's Show London 2015: All the road closures and traffic advice along the procession route for 14 November's 800th special

 
Catherine Neilan
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Whole chunks of the City will be shut off to traffic (Source: Getty)

The Lord Mayor's Show has grown quite a bit since it first started 800 years ago. But then, so has London.

Back then there were just 15,000 people living in the City. So when the first Lord Mayor's procession made its way down the River Thames, there would have been little disruption for Londoners going about their own business.

Things are quite different now. Half a million people are expected to watch the procession, which will begin at 9am and continue until well into the evening.

There will be plenty of road closures in place to allow the procession to pass on 14 November.

Read more: Watch: Behind the scenes at the Lord Mayor's Show's secret dawn procession

Here's where to avoid if you're travelling across London

Tube

The following Tube stops are expected to be very busy between 12:30 and 2pm:

  • Bank
  • Embankment
  • Farringdon
  • Holborn
  • Moorgate
  • Tower Hill
  • Liverpool Street

The following stations are expected to get busier from 5pm onwards for the fireworks

  • Waterloo
  • Blackfriars
  • Temple
  • Embankment

Driving

Between 7am and 4pm, the following roads and bridges will be closed:

  • Blackfriars Bridge
  • Aldersgate Street
  • Bank Junction
  • Bucklesbury
  • Cheapside
  • Fleet Street
  • Gresham Street
  • London Wall
  • Lothbury
  • Ludgate Circus
  • Ludgate Hill
  • Mansion House Street
  • Moorgate
  • New Change
  • Old Broad Street
  • Poultry
  • Princes Street
  • Queen Victoria Street
  • St Martins Le Grand
  • St Paul's Churchyard
  • Walbrook

Between 7am and 6pm, the following areas will be shut:

  • Aldwych
  • Arundel Street
  • Strand
  • Surrey Street
  • Temple Avenue
  • Temple Place

Just two places will be shut between 11am and 6pm:

  • Blackfriars Underpass
  • Victoria Embankment

And between 4pm and 6pm the following closures apply:

  • Waterloo Bridge
  • Blackfriars Road
  • Southwark Street
  • Stamford Street
  • Waterloo Road
  • York Road

Parking throughout the route will be suspended from Friday 13 November.

Buses

Some will be on diversion, others will terminate early to avoid the road closures for the fireworks.

Between 2am and 7am

  • 21, 43, 76 and 141

Between 6:30am and 4:30pm

  • 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 26, 43, 45, 46, 56, 59, 63, 68, 76, 87, 91, 100, 133, 139, 141, 153, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 214, 242, 243, 271, 341, 388 and RV1

Between 3:30p, and 6:30pm

  • 1, 4, 26, 45, 59, 63, 68, 76, 87, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341 and RV1

Taxi and minicabs

The following ranks will be suspended between 5am and 6pm

  • Arundel Street
  • Aldwych
  • Aldwych (Waldorf Hotel)
  • Aldwych (Me Hotel)
  • Aldwych (No. 1 Aldwych Hotel)
  • Strand (St. Clement Danes Church)
  • Strand (opposite Australia House)
  • Temple Place

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