Thursday, 26 November 2020

Transport for London - Weekend travel information


Please wear a face covering

The Government is asking everyone to help control the spread of coronavirus by trying to reduce journeys during this new period of national restrictions. If you need to travel, for example to work, for education or other legally permitted reasons, then you can, but you should walk or cycle where possible. Please plan ahead and if possible travel during quiet times.

We will continue to run as much of the network as possible and will update our website with any service changes. Please check before you travel.

We’re doing all we can to make sure those who need to travel can continue to use public transport safely and everyone must continue to take the simple steps of good hand hygiene, wearing a face covering in stations and for your whole journey, and social distancing wherever possible.

Following the Government announcement that London will be classified as Tier 2 from Wednesday 2 December, we will have further travel advice available for you from next week.

London Underground
Due to engineering works the following services will be affected. Please check before you travel and plan your journey ahead of time.
Bakerloo line
On Sunday 29 November, there will be no service between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone. Rail replacement bus service BL1 and BL2 will run.
District line
From Saturday 28 until Sunday 29 November, there will be no service between Tower Hill and Upminster. Use local bus or replacement bus services. Rail replacement bus DL6 will run between Tower Hill and Barking, DL7 between Canning Town and Dagenham East and DL8 between Barking and Upminster.
Hammersmith & City line
From Saturday 28 until Sunday 29 November, there will be no service between Hammersmith and Barking. Use alternative Tube, local or replacement bus services. 
Northern line
From Saturday 28 until Sunday 29 November, there will be no service between Charing Cross and Kennington, and no Northern line services will stop at Kennington. Use alternative Tube or local bus services. 

No Night Tube or London Overground Night Service and limited Night Bus services are running.

See the latest status updates on London Underground, including a map of closures.
London Overground
Due to engineering work the following services will be affected.

From Saturday 28 until Sunday 29 November, there will be no service between:
  • Highbury & Islington and Shadwell. Rail replacement bus service X will run between Dalston Kingsland and Shadwell
  • Surrey Quays and New Cross. Use London Overground services to New Cross Gate and then walk or use local bus routes 53, 177 or 453
On Sunday 29 November, there will be no service between:
  • Watford Junction and Euston. Use alternative Tube, local bus or rail replacement bus services
  • Liverpool Street and Chingford until 10:15. Use alternative Tube, local bus or rail replacement bus service L3
  • Liverpool Street and Enfield Town until 10:15. Use alternative Tube, local bus or rail replacement bus service L1
  • Liverpool Street and Cheshunt, via Seven Sisters, until 10:15. Use alternative Tube, local bus or rail replacement bus service L2 or use Greater Anglia services
From Monday 30 November until Thursday 3 December, there will be no service between:
  • Highbury & Islington and West Croydon after 22:30. All services from Highbury & Islington to Crystal Palace after 22:30 will terminate at New Cross Gate. Rail replacement buses will run between New Cross Gate and West Croydon via Crystal Palace
  • Hackney Downs and Enfield Town after 22:45. Use alternative Tube, local bus or rail replacement bus service L1
  • Hackney Downs and Cheshunt, via Seven Sisters, after 22:45. Use alternative Tube, local bus or rail replacement bus service L2 or use Greater Anglia services
No Night Tube or London Overground Night Service and limited Night Bus services are running. Check before you travel and plan your journey ahead of time.

Due to track work the following DLR services will be affected.

From Saturday 28 until Sunday 29 November, there will be no service between:
  • Westferry and Poplar and Island Gardens. Use Southeastern Railways services between Greenwich and Cannon Street, and between Lewisham and Charing Cross rail replacement bus service A
Check before you travel and plan your journey ahead of time.


Until Wednesday 2 December, all London River Services will be suspended including the closure of all TfL pier locations. Please check for alternative routes.

The Woolwich Ferry services will continue to run, please plan ahead and check before you travel.  

TfL Rail

Due to track work the following services will be affected.

From Saturday 28 until Sunday 29 November, the following services will be affected:
  • There will be a reduced service between Paddington and Hayes & Harlington after 21:00 on Saturday 28 November, until 12:50 on Sunday 29 November
  • On Saturday no service will stop at Acton Main Line after 20:30. Use local bus services
  • On Sunday no service will stop at Acton Main Line, West Ealing and Hanwell until 13:00. Use local bus services
Check before you travel and plan your journey ahead of time.
Buses and roads


Our dedicated school travel only bus services are running across various routes during term time on weekdays from 07:30-09:30 and 14:30-16:30. These buses have clear signs to differentiate them from regular bus services and information is posted at bus stops. Find out which routes have extra services.

Please plan and allow more time for your journeys if you are travelling by bus during school travel times as you may have to wait longer. Please travel during quieter times where possible. Check to see if your route is affected.

Limited Night Bus services are running and due to the following works, some buses may be diverted or stop short of their normal destination. Make sure you check before you travel.

Euston Road - Evening westbound closures starting on Sunday 29 November until Thursday 4 December.

  • On Sunday 29 November and Monday 30 November, from 20:00 until 05:00 the following morning, there will be limited lane closures along the westbound carriageway on Euston Road between Judd Street and Gower Street.
  • From Tuesday 1 December until Thursday 4 December, from 20:00 until 05:00 the following morning, there will be a full westbound closures on Euston Road between Judd Street and Gower Street. The works should be complete and westbound lanes will reopen from 05:00 Friday 5 December.
  • Bus route 91 will return to its original route, using Upper Woburn Place.

These closures are due to improvement works on the walking and cycling lanes along Euston Road. There will be a signed diversions in place during the evening closures. For through traffic, we are asking drivers to plan ahead and use alternative routes.

Rotherhithe Tunnel - Closed to all traffic from 22:00 tonight, Thursday 26 November, until 05:00 Friday 27 November, while we complete essential maintenance. Alternative routes via Tower Bridge and Blackwall Tunnel will be in place for drivers. These works will be done as quickly as possible to minimise disruption, and we expect works will be complete and the tunnel will reopen to traffic from 05:00 Friday 27 November. 

Bexley – Until mid-February 2021 the A2 Danson Road has been reduced to two lanes in each direction for traffic whilst we carry out essential maintenance to the underpass. Some works will require us to close two lanes in each direction but we will carry out these works at night to minimise the impacts especially during peak hours.  

Wandsworth Bridge – Until summer 2021 there will be a series of lane restrictions on Wandsworth Bridge whilst the borough carries out essential maintenance works. From Mid-November there will be one lane northbound over the bridge for all traffic including buses. A bus lane will be maintained in the southbound direction which will be wide enough to accommodate cyclists. Footways will be narrower on both sides for those walking across the bridge. 

Hammersmith Bridge – Following expert technical advice, Hammersmith & Fulham Council has closed the bridge to all traffic, including people walking and cycling – until we can be assured it’s safe.  We have made changes to public transport to help you make your journey across the river, including to bus route 533 which is providing much needed support for local trips. Please be aware this route can experience some delays and crowding during busy periods. For more information on alternative forms of travel and where to change services, please visit our travel advice page.

Vauxhall Bridge - From 22:00 Monday 30 November the bridge will reopen to all traffic in both directions. In the lead up to reopening, there will be some southbound and northbound closures to help finalise the works. 

  • From 09:30 Wednesday 25 November until 09:30 Sunday 29 November, one of the two southbound lanes will be closed to traffic. Northbound remains closed to traffic. Access will be maintained for people walking and cycling
  • From 09:30-20:00 Sunday 29 November, the bridge will be fully closed to all traffic and cyclists. The southbound diversion route via Grosvenor Road, Chelsea Bridge and Nine Elms Lane will be operational during this closure. The northbound diversion route via Albert Embankment, Lambeth Bridge and Millbank will remain in place.  Pedestrian access will be maintained over Vauxhall Bridge.  
  • From 20:00 on Sunday 29 November, the two southbound lanes will re-open. The northbound will remain closed until 22:00 Monday 30 November.
  • On Sunday 29 November buses in both directions will be on diversion. On Monday 30 November southbound buses are as normal with northbound buses on diversion. All bus routes affected to return to normal from 22:00 on Monday 30 November.

If you are using the signed diversion route you will be exempt from the Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone charges. If your journey is through the area but not stopping locally, please consider re-routing. Chelsea Bridge, Lambeth Bridge and surrounding roads are also expected to be very busy. Find out more.

Delays are expected, plan ahead and check before you travel, for the latest information please visit status updates.

Check whether your bus is affected

See the latest status updates on road travel.

Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
  • Battersea Park Road, Nine Elms

Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

Find your nearest Santander Cycles docking stations.

Greenwich Market - Kick-start your Christmas shopping on Wednesday 2nd December


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Magical Christmas lights, festive atmosphere, bespoke and creative gifts ideas for your loved ones! Shop in Greenwich Market this Wednesday until 8pm for handmade arts and crafts.
Support small businesses! Join us in the Market and shop for festive gifts. Handcrafted unique Christmas accessories, jewellery, knitwear, leather bags, greeting cards, illustrations, wall art and much more. Our first Christmas Late Shopping is on Wednesday 2nd December 10am - 8pm
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Dazzle this Christmas with accessories from Dragonfly Lifestyle boutique on Turnpin Lane at Greenwich Market.

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Ben Oakley Gallery is an award-winning urban contemporary art gallery showing a diverse range of strong Urban Contemporary, Fine Art and Sculpture.
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Manic Minotaur eye popping art, greeting cards and illustrated gifts perfect for all occasions!
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Organise your desk with Unicrafts London's -handmade organisers in a range of fabrics.
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Borough Market - Buy a Market produce box and join us in our Festive Kitchen


Cook up a festive mac 'n' cheese using Borough Market produce

Next Thursday 3rd December at 6:30pm, as part of our Festive Kitchen programme, we’re going to be dishing up a couple of plates of the most wintery and comforting of winter comfort food, made entirely with exceptional produce from Borough Market traders: caramelised onion and squash mac ’n’ cheese with winter spices and a panettone crumb topping. And if you live in London you can, by clicking a few buttons, have a box of the very same ingredients delivered to your door, ready to cook along with us.

Ben Ebbrell, chef and co-founder of the YouTube cookery phenomenon SORTEDfood, will be here to prepare this moreish seasonal feast live on our Facebook channel. In his recipe produce box, you’ll find cheeses from Neal’s Yard Dairy, pasta from Gastronomica, olive oil from De Calabria, veg from Stark’s Fruiterers, spices from Spice Mountain, and much more besides. There’s even a whole bottle of wine from Cartwright Brothers Vintners – a glass for the recipe, the rest to keep the evening swinging.

Angela Clutton, our host next week will be cooking a super quick and handy festive treat - seared scallops in butter sauce with honeyed slaw, if you would like to join her in a cookalong on Wednesday 2nd December at 6:30pm then head to our Christmas site and register and download the recipe

If you want to join us, order your recipe produce box now. Orders need to be received by midday on Monday to be delivered in time.

Borough Market is open every day from now until Christmas, including late night shopping every Thursday and Friday. Click here for a full list of opening times.
Borough Market traders share their Christmas inspiration

Over the next three weeks, the Festive Kitchen will be welcoming in a host of Borough Market traders ready to share their expertise with our online audience. Watch along as Dom McCourt from Northfield Farm prepares a classic porchetta; Tomas Lidakevicius, executive chef of the Turnips restaurant pop-up, shows us how to get the very best out of winter vegetables; Matt Jones from Bread Ahead creates mince pies and amaretti biscuits; and the chefs from Borough Market Kitchen favourites Juma Kitchen and Shuk talk us through some of their finest seasonal recipes.

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Royal Museums Greenwich - Help keep our doors open for all


Royal Museums Greenwich
Please give what you can this Giving Tuesday
This Tuesday 1 December is 'Giving Tuesday', a day of global giving when we can all do something to support the good causes that mean so much to us all.

It has been a difficult year for museums and the arts, but we are working hard behind the scenes to reopen our attractions soon, for all to enjoy. 

By donating, you can help keep Royal Museums Greenwich open to all and ensure the preservation of your history and the Collection’s exciting future. 
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Other ways to support
Our future is your present
With Gift Membership to Royal Museums Greenwich, not only are you gifting your loved ones a year of adventure, you're also supporting your favourite Museum. 
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Shop and support
Every purchase from our shop supports the work of the Museum, so it is the perfect time to do some holiday shopping! 

This Sunday is #MuseumShopSunday, the international annual celebration of the unique gifts that can be found at your local museum or gallery. Look our for savings on some of our best-loved Time & Space gifts this week. 
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Explore with us online
Another way to support our ongoing work is to explore our free online content and follow us on social media. 

Join in virtual events, watch our videos and read our blogs. 
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