Saturday 30 April 2022

Transport for London - Weekend travel advice


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Weekend travel information

Dear Mr Grantham,

If you are out and about over the Bank Holiday weekend there are lots of public transport options. Here are the details of planned works to help you plan your journey. 

We strongly encourage customers to wear face coverings on our services and stations unless exempt.

Our enhanced cleaning regime continues to make the network cleaner than ever, with more than 1,100 hand sanitiser dispensers installed across the network and at least 200 UV light devices continually sanitising escalator handrails.

The information in this email could possibly change, so please check before you travel or use the TfL Go app to plan your journey. 

National Rail


No Southern rail or Gatwick Express services

During Network Rail re-signalling work, there will be no Southern rail or Gatwick Express services to/from Victoria between Saturday 30 April and Monday 2 May. For East Croydon and stations between Gatwick Airport and Brighton, use Thameslink services from Blackfriars. Use Southern rail services from London Bridge for other destinations.

Thameslink and Southern tickets will be accepted on the Tube between Victoria and Blackfriars/London Bridge/Balham. There is no Northern line service through London Bridge until mid-May, so please use alternative Tube, rail or local bus services.

For local journeys a replacement bus service will be running. Southeastern services are not affected by these works.

To plan your journey, visit the National Rail website.


London Underground


Tube strikes — until Sunday 19 June

There is planned strike action every Friday and Saturday night on the Central and Victoria lines between 20:30 and 04:29 the following morning until Sunday 19 June. Normal services are expected on the Victoria line, while we expect the Central line to run a regular service through central London, with at least two trains per hour.

For full information on these strikes, please visit our website.


Bakerloo line

Saturday 30 April until Monday 2 May

No service between Stonebridge Park and Harrow & Wealdstone

Use alternative Tube or rail replacement bus services.


Central line

Sunday 1 May

Trains will not stop at Bank

Use St Paul's or Liverpool Street stations and walk or use local bus services.


Circle line

Sunday 1 May

Trains will not stop at Monument

Use Cannon Street station which is a short walk away.


District line

Saturday 30 April until Monday 2 May

No service between Tower Hill and West Ham

Use alternative Tube, DLR, local or rail replacement buses. 

No service between Earl's Court and Wimbledon

Rail replacement buses will run.

Sunday 1 May

Trains will not stop at Monument

Use Cannon Street station, which is a short walk away.


Hammersmith & City line

Saturday 30 April until Monday 2 May

No service on the entire line

Use alternative Tube, local or replacement bus services.


Northern line

Until mid-May 2022

No service between Kennington and Moorgate

During this time, many stations and lines in central London will be much busier and you may have to make changes to the way you travel. Visit our website for more information.


Piccadilly line

Until spring 2022

Piccadilly trains will not stop at South Kensington

The Circle and District lines will continue to stop and the station will remain open.  Find out more  information and travel advice.

London Overground

Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May

No service between Euston and Watford Junction after 09:45 on Saturday 30 April and all-day Sunday 1 May

Use alternative Tube or rail replacement bus services.

Monday 2 May

No service all-day between Willesden Junction and Watford Junction

Use alternative Tube or rail replacement bus services.

TfL Rail

Sunday 1 May

Reduced service between Liverpool Street and Gidea Park from 11:30 until 22:30

Trains will run every 15 minutes.

Reduced service between Paddington and Heathrow

Trains will not stop at Acton Main Line, West Ealing and Hanwell from 08:00. Use alternative Tube services or local bus routes.

No TfL Rail, Heathrow Express or Great Western Railway services between Paddington and Heathrow T5 until 06:30, and between Paddington and Ealing Broadway until 08:00

Use alternative Tube services or local bus routes.


Saturday 30 April until Monday 2 May

Reduced service between Bank and Shadwell

Use DLR services to/from Tower Gateway.

Buses and roads


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


Saturday 30 April

Southwark Park

The Eid Al-Fitri event will take place at Southwark Park from 10:00 until 19:00. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Twickenham Rugby Stadium

The Army v Navy rugby matches will take place this Saturday. Kick off is at 14:00 and 16:30. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Ride the Night London 2022

The overnight charity cycle ride will take place from 21:00 until 05:00 on Saturday, starting and finishing in Windsor. The route will pass through central London, Fulham and Putney.

Sunday 1 May

Southall Park

The Southall Vaisakhi Mela will take place this Sunday between 11:00 and 19:00. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Big Fun Walk 2022

The Big Fun Walk 2022 will take place from 12:00 until 15:00. The route will begin at Hampstead Heath and will finish in central London. Large crowds are expected.

Vitality Westminster Mile

The Vitality Westminster Mile will take place this Sunday from 08:00 until 17:00. A race will take place within the roads of St James' Park starting on The Mall before finishing outside Buckingham Palace. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Monday 2 May

Vitality London 10000 2022

Road closures in central London will be in place between 08:00 and 17:00 for the Vitality London 10k Run. Larger than normal crowds and possible traffic delays are expected on the diversion routes around the closures.

Until Friday 6 May

Hammersmith Bus Station, part closure

Part of the Hammersmith bus station will be closed until 18:00 on Friday 6 May. This is because of improvement works around Hammersmith Gyratory.

Buses will be affected with some routes not stopping in the lower bus station (Butterwick). Some routes will be diverted or call at different stops. Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey.

Until summer 2022

A41 Edgware Way

Until summer 2022, we will be undertaking repair works on the A41 Edgware Way bridge over the M1, next to Apex Corner.

This will involve closures in alternating directions on the A41 and lane closures on the M1. Buses in the area will be affected with delays, bus stop closures and some routes on diversion. Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey.

Visit our website for more information.

Until June 2022

Until June 2022, weekend closures of the A40 Westway will change to affect westbound traffic while we carry out essential maintenance work. Plan ahead and check before you travel. For more details, visit our A40 Westway travel advice page

Santander Cycles


The following docking stations are suspended this weekend:


Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea

Chepstow Villas, Notting Hill

Denyer Street, Knightsbridge

Prince Consort Road, Knightsbridge

Rossmore Road, Marylebone

Seymour Place, Marylebone

Westfield Library Corner, Shepherd's Bush


Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability.

Friday 29 April 2022

Grant Museum of Zoology - Join us and make your Micrarium Masterpiece this Saturday


Royal Collection Trust - Learn about royal gardens


Thursday 28 April 2022

V&A- Just released: take a magical night-time trip round the V&A


Borough Market - Celebrate the asparagus season


Celebrate the start of the asparagus season

The oft-stated idea that the English asparagus season ‘traditionally’ starts on St George’s Day (23rd April) turns out to be a clever piece of modern marketing, but it’s one that for the purposes of this email we’re happy to embrace: the timing does just about work, and this is a vegetable that really is deserving of the fanfare. So, Happy Asparagus Day for the weekend just passed.
The English asparagus season is short but very, very sweet. For the next two months or so, the Market’s greengrocers will be heaving under piles of green spears, each one packed with a million times the flavour of those imported out of season. On our website, you’ll find Kathy Slack’s article on the tricky art of growing asparagus, and Bee Wilson’s brilliant survey of how best to prepare it. It’s worth revisiting The Borough Market Guide to Spring Vegetables for some fantastic recipes, and there are a couple more at the bottom of this email.  

Read The Borough Market Guide to Spring Vegetables

Borough Talks: Georgina Hayden

In the new episode of the Borough Talks podcast, food writer Georgina Hayden talks to Angela about the influence of her Cypriot heritage on her cooking, the breadth of vegan recipes in her new book Nistisima, and her experiences as a judge on the Channel 4 TV show Great Cookbook Challenge with Jamie Oliver.

Listen on Spotify
Listen on Apple
London Craft Week at Borough Market

Discover some of the many artisan crafts that go into producing the food we love on Thursday 12th May, as Borough Market participates in London Craft Week.

Read more

Asparagus soup

A simple asparagus soup with a subtle hint of wild garlic.

Crab, asparagus & Jersey royal salad

Three of the defining ingredients of spring brought together in a delicious salad.

Ted’s Veg

Ted’s Veg boasts an ever-changing range of seasonal, homegrown vegetables and salads from Ted and Kath Dawson’s farm near Boston, Lincolnshire, as well as their own juices, jams, preserves and vinegars. The stall complements these with a selection of fresh fruit and veg sourced from other high-quality suppliers.

Elsey & Bent

Gary Voight, the man behind Elsey & Bent, started working at the Market more than 35 years ago on his father’s fruit and veg stall. He’s been trading here ever since. Those years of experience in sourcing mean customers are sure to find an excellent selection of seasonal produce in this colourful corner of the Market.