Thursday 27 May 2021

Transport for London - Weekend travel information


Picture of circle line train on a platform at Algate

Weekend travel information



If you are travelling this Bank Holiday weekend, there are planned works on certain sections of the network that may affect your journey.

If using public transport, travel during quieter times if you can. This will make social distancing easier and help to spread demand. The quieter times to travel are:

  • Between 08:15 and 16:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays
  • Before noon and after 18:00 on weekends

Please continue to walk or cycle part of your journey where possible.

Our TfL Go app can help you plan your journey and show the quieter times to travel. 

Our transport network has never been cleaner. Our air ventilation system means that air continuously flows through all our trains, trams and buses. You can find out more about what we are doing to keep our services clean.

Thank you for continuing to wear a face covering over your nose and mouth at all times when on the transport network. Please continue to do so unless exempt. Fines of up to £6,400 exist for anyone who does not comply.

Please also wash or sanitise hands before and after travel.


London Underground

 Most Tube services run until approximately 01:00 and our Night Bus services continue to operate. Taxi and private hire services are also available. Night Tube and Night Overground services are not operating.

Please check before you travel and plan your journey ahead of time.

No Southern rail services from Victoria

During Network Rail re-signalling work there will be no Southern rail services to/from Victoria this Bank Holiday weekend. Please use rail services from London Bridge for all Southern destinations, including Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Southern tickets will be accepted on the Tube between Victoria and Blackfriars/London Bridge/Balham, and for local journeys a replacement bus service will be running between East Croydon and Clapham Junction.

Southeastern services are operating from Victoria as usual.

Similar closures will also take place on Sunday 6 and Sunday 27 June.
To plan your journey, visit the National Rail website.


Circle line

Saturday 29 until Monday 31 May

No service on the entire line

Use alternative Tube services or local bus routes.

District Line

District line

Saturday 29 May

No service between Edgware Road/West Ham and Hammersmith/Kensington (Olympia)/Wimbledon

Within central London, use alternative Tube services and local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run.

Sunday 30 and Monday 31 May

No service between Edgware Road/West Ham and Ealing Broadway/Kensington (Olympia)/Richmond/Wimbledon

Within central London, use alternative Tube services and local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run.

Hammersmith & City Line

Hammersmith & City line

Saturday 29 until Monday 31 May

No service on the entire line

Use alternative Tube services or local bus routes.

Hammersmith & City Line

Metropolitan line

Saturday 29 until Monday 31 May

No service between Baker Street and Aldgate

Use alternative Tube services or local bus routes.

No service to Amersham

Use Chiltern Railways services or local bus routes.

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May

No service on the entire line after 18:30 each day

Use alternative Tube services or local bus routes. Rail replacement bus services will run north of Wembley Park.

Monday 31 May

No service on the entire line between 12:00 and 17:00

A reduced service will run for the rest of the day. Use alternative Tube services or local bus routes. Rail replacement bus services will run north of Wembley Park.

Piccadilly Line

Piccadilly line

Saturday 29 until Monday 31 May

No service between South Harrow and Uxbridge Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 between 19:00 and 21:00, and on Monday 31 May between 12:00 and 17:00

Rail replacement bus services will run.

Until spring 2022

Trains will not stop at South Kensington

The Circle and District lines will continue to stop, except for this Bank Holiday weekend due to planned track work. This weekend, use nearby Knightsbridge station on the Piccadilly line, which is a short walk, Santander Cycle or bus journey away. Find out more  information and travel advice.

London Overground

Saturday 29 until Monday 31 May

No service between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell and between Surrey Quays and New Cross

Use alternative London Overground services or local bus routes between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Kingsland. For New Cross, use London Overground services to New Cross Gate, then walk or use local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run between Dalston Kingsland/Dalston Junction and Shadwell.

Sunday 30 and Monday 31 May

No service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town

Use alternative Tube services or local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Enfield Town.

No service between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters)

Use alternative Tube services or local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Cheshunt. Alternatively, use Greater Anglia Services.

Tuesday 1 until Thursday 3 June

No service between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon after 23:00

Rail replacement buses will run.

TfL Rail

Saturday 29 May

No service between Heathrow T5 and Paddington after 23:15

Sunday 30 May 

No service between Paddington and Ealing Broadway until 07:15

Use alternative Tube services and local bus routes.

Buses and roads

 Bus and road users may be affected by the following changes this weekend. We expect to run a good service, but buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination. 

Saturday 29 until Monday 31 May

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium will be hosting the Sky Bet Play-Off finals on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 May. Kick off for all games will begin at 15:00. Large crowds are expected in the Wembley area. Traffic levels are expected to increase in the area before and after the game. Roads likely to be affected include the A406, A1, A40, Harrow Road, Wembley High Road and roads around the stadium. For the latest information on how roads are operating in your area check before you travel.

Emirates Air Line

Summer hours

Until 30 September

  • Monday to Thursday: 07:00-22:00
  • Friday: 07:00-23:00
  • Saturday and bank holidays: 08:00-23:00
  • Sunday: 09:00-22:00
For more information on fares, opening hours and flight times, please visit the Emirates Air Line homepage.

Santander Cycles


The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:


Nutford Place, Marylebone - part-suspended

Rossmore Road, Marylebone

Sackville Street, Mayfair


Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability

BBC Shows and Tours -


BBC Shows
GQT panel
Award-winning topical comedy in which satire meets silliness.
Tickets for these recordings are limited and will be allocated by random draw.
You can apply at any time until 10pm on Sunday 30 May.
You can apply for a maximum of one ticket per recording and if your application is successful you will only be allocated tickets for one recording date.
Thursdays 10, 17 and 24 June
Thursdays 1, 8 and 15 July
Online access from: 4.30pm
Recording starts: 5pm
Successful applicants will be invited to watch and listen live using Zoom.
In order for the BBC to be able to record your reactions throughout, you will also be given access to our Virtual Audience Recording system, which will need to be opened in an up-to-date version of Google Chrome on a PC or Mac (tablets and phones are not currently supported). You will be able to hear reaction from all other audience members live, so we hope that even though you are probably sitting at home, we can try and recreate the feeling that you’re part of a live audience!
Audience members will be encouraged to react in the same way you would in a theatre - laugh, applaud and react whenever you want to, and when we mix everything together it will sound amazing!
Before applying please ensure you have read the Online Premieres and Events Privacy Notice.
To enter the random draw visit
Full instructions for accessing the recording will be provided to successful applicants.
We'd love to see you!

BBC Shows and Tours

The National Gallery - New Stories of art on sale now

 The National Gallery

Credit Suisse: Partner of the National Gallery
Claude Monet, 'The Gare St-Lazare', 1877 © The National Gallery, London

Become an art expert from home

Join leading academics and Gallery educators on a journey through the history of art, as our popular Stories of art course returns in June with a new series of online lectures. 

In this upcoming module, discover the dramatic cultural changes of the 19th century through the art of Constable, Millais, Monet, Morisot, Van Gogh and more.

Book now to enjoy all six sessions for just £75.

Every Wednesday
2 June – 7 July
5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Imperial War Museums - Going Underground



‘Shelter Drawing’ by Henry Moore © Art.IWM ART 17977
Henry Moore is most known for his sculptures. His semi-abstract bronzes can be seen all over the world.

But during the Second World War, he was fascinated by ‘tube shelterers’. These were the hundreds of people sleeping underground to take refuge from the bombs above ground during the Blitz.

Beginning on 7 September 1940, the Blitz was an aerial bombing campaign of British cities by the German Air Force, known as the Luftwaffe.

Over nine months, more than 43,500 civilians were killed in the raids. They targeted major cities and industrial centres, including Coventry, Birmingham, Bristol, Sheffield and Manchester.

London was the most heavily hit and the Blitz changed the landscape of the city. Many famous landmarks were hit, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Imperial War Museum London.

The worst hit places tended to be the poorer districts, like the East End. Some areas, such as Stepney, were so badly damaged that they were almost entirely rebuilt after the war.
‘Two Women with a Child in a Shelter’ by Henry Moore © Art.IWM ART 17976
You've only got until 12 September to catch this unique art exhibition, now on display at Churchill War Rooms.

See the experiences of the Second World War through the eyes of Henry Moore, Eric Ravilious, Evelyn Gibbs and many more.

Exhibition included in general admission to Churchill War Rooms.
As the world above was tumbling down around them, people living in major cities began to head underground to seek safety.

One night in September 1940, held in Belsize Park station due to an air raid, Henry Moore saw this first-hand:

‘I was fascinated by the sight of the people camping out deep under the ground. I had never seen so many reclining figures, and even the train tunnels seemed to be like the holes in my sculpture.’

He saw the mass of people, but also the ‘intimate little touches’ of humanity amongst them. He made it his mission to show others that sense of humanity too through his art.
Henry Moore, Sleeping Figures. Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation.
Henry Moore showed some of his drawings to Kenneth Clark. Clark was the chairman of the War Artists’ Advisory Committee (WAAC), which was set up in 1929 to compile a record of the war.

As the bombs rained down on the capital, the WAAC and its artists were eager to get to work documenting the scenes that played out night after night. Some of the WAAC artists even served in the Auxiliary Fire Service - their understanding of the work evident in their art. 

Clark was almost moved to tears by Moore’s drawings and asked him to produce a series of drawings documenting people taking shelter in tube stations during the Blitz.

Henry Moore’s ‘Shelter’ series became some of his most popular works. They transformed London’s Blitz masses into enduringly heroic figures.
They are some of the most moving depictions of life during the Blitz.

Wartime London: Art of the Blitz at Churchill War Rooms offers the chance to see drawings from Moore's ‘Shelter’ series. It also showcases works from other British artists, shining a new light on the experiences of ordinary people during the Blitz.
Conflict of Interest is a new podcast series from IWM Institute.

It tackles recent conflicts, from the Northern Ireland "Troubles" to the Iraq War. Each episode has a celebrity guest asking the simple questions about the biggest conflicts of our time.

For episode 1, comedian Deborah Frances-White joins IWM curator Carl Warner and politician Baroness Arminka Helic to unpick the Yugoslav Wars.

British Museum - Now open | Nero


Inside 'Nero: the man behind the myth'. A visitor looks at a marble bust of Nero to the left, and another visitor looks at a sculpture of Roman soldiers in the background. A blue projection can be seen behind.

Nero: the man behind the myth

Now open

★★★★ ‘Thrilling’ – The Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Fascinating’ – The Evening Standard
★★★★ ‘Wonderfully evocative’ – The Times

Our latest blockbuster exhibition is now open! Through some 200 objects from the streets of Pompeii to the imperial palace, take a closer look at one of ancient Rome’s most infamous rulers – the emperor Nero.

Follow his rise and fall as he navigated the Great Fire of Rome, Boudicca’s rebellion in Britain, the execution of his own mother and first wife, grand projects and extravagant excesses.

Book tickets to this spectacular show, and make up your own mind about the man behind the myth.

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Supported by bp

Inside 'Nero: the man behind the myth' showing gladiators' armour and helmets on display against a red background.

Tune in tonight

Online event

Join acclaimed classicist and broadcaster Bettany Hughes as she interviews exhibition curators Francesca Bologna and Thorsten Opper. Streaming at 18.00 BST.

Book your place
Inside 'Nero: the man behind the myth' showing marble sculptures of people on display. A family tree of Nero can be seen behind.

Exhibition events

Join in online

Enjoy the exhibition wherever you are or whet your appetite ahead of visiting with our programme of free lectures and discussions accompanying the show.

See what’s on
Inside 'Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint' showing stained glass, a stone font, and other objects on display. Hanging drapes form the shape of an arched corridor.

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Enjoy free entry into all our special exhibitions as a Member, as well as a discount in our cafรฉs and shops and exclusive use of the Members’ Room.

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A marble bust of the Roman emperor Nero facing to the right.

Who was Nero?

Curator’s blog

Nero is notorious, but was he really the tyrant that history has painted him to be, and how much do we know about his life?

Curator Francesca Bologna sheds light on the emperor.

Read more
A bronze bust of the emperor Nero shown against a black background.

What was Nero like?

Mary Beard responds

Trustee Mary Beard asks – and answers – ten sensational questions about Nero’s rule, examining ancient sources, dispelling myths and discovering compelling historical evidence in her latest blog post.

Read the blog
A blue cushion decorated with Roman architectural features.

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Inspired by Rome

Browse our range of beauitfully designed products inspired by the art and architecture of Nero’s Rome.

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