UPDATED 19 September – 11.34am
There will be a significant impact on many roads in Hammersmith & Fulham due to the funeral procession of The Queen on Monday (19 September).
The A4 (Great West Road/Talgarth Road/West Cromwell Road) will be closed to traffic all day from 10am until the Met Police deem it to be safe.
This will also affect both the Flyover and the Hammersmith Broadway areas, as well as many other roads that surround the A4. It is strongly advised that residents do not drive on the day.
Parking restrictions will also be in place for the entire day in Talgarth Road. So please move your car away from Talgarth Road before Monday. Vehicles that normally park in Talgarth Road will be allowed to park free of charge in a shared use parking bay in any parking zone across the borough. If you park on a side road near to the A4, access to your vehicle might also be affected. As it’s a Bank Holiday you can park anywhere else in the borough at no charge.
We expect roads to begin to reopen later in the afternoon on the day of the funeral and all roads should be fully open by the evening. Some essential access will be permitted across the route up until noon. For the latest traffic updates, please visit the TfL website.
What roads will be closed and for how long?
The A4 (Great West Road/Talgarth Road) will be closed to traffic on Monday 19 September from 6am until later in the day when the police deem it safe to re-open.
Side roads leading to the A4 will also be affected. Please avoid the area. This may also affect pedestrian access. The roads that are closed include:
- A4 westbound on-slip between Hammersmith Bridge Road and Great West Road
- A4 eastbound on-slip between Shortlands/Great Church Lane and Talgarth Road Shortlands southbound
- Eyot Gardens
- Gliddon Road
- Lillie Road (eastbound)
- North End Road, between its junctions with Talgarth Road and Gunterstone Road
- Oil Mill Lane
- Rivercourt Road (north and south)
- South Black Lion Lane
- Verbena Gardens
- Weltje Road (north and south)
- Wilson’s Road.
The A40 may also be closed without advance notice by the Met Police for security reasons.
Avoid non-essential driving on Monday. Due to the number of visitors travelling to central London, there is likely to be a lot more traffic in the area. We strongly advise residents not to drive on the day.
The M4 eastbound will close at junction 3.
The M25 will remain open, traffic for London Heathrow Airport can use M4 junction 4 and M25 junction 14. There are however cancellations at the airport. There will be a short hold on traffic on the M25 at junction 13 at approximately 2.15pm.
It is strongly advised that residents do not drive on the day.
Two minute-silence and details on watching the State Funeral
A two-minute silence will be held to mark the death of Her Majesty The Queen will be observed at approximately 11.55am. More details here on GOV.UK.
You'r invited to watch the State Funeral and the procession down the A4 from any vantage points along the route in Hammersmith. There will be toilets available at various points along the route as well as in Furnivall Gardens. Map and details of parks in H&F.
All e-bike and e-scooter bays along Talgarth Road, and especially at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo have been suspended until after the procession. This is to deal with the expected crowds and give everyone more space to move around. If you want to cycle to the event, we recommend locking bikes in King Street (or other locations nearby) and then walk the last few hundred yards to the A4. Please do not drive on the day.
You can also watch the State Funeral procession at the official viewing areas along the route in both Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea. Or you can watch all events at the screening site in Hyde Park. More details and local maps here on GOV.UK.
What is the funeral procession route?
Following the funeral service at about 12.15pm, The Queen's coffin will be drawn in a walking procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner.
With the route lined with military personnel and police, Big Ben will toll at one-minute intervals as the procession moves slowly through the streets of the capital. Gun salutes will also fire every minute from Hyde Park.
Camilla, the Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess of Sussex will join the procession in cars.
Once at Wellington Arch, at about 1pm, the coffin will be transferred to the new State Hearse for its final journey to Windsor Castle.
The funeral procession will travel through Kensington and Chelsea and arrive in Hammersmith & Fulham on the A4/Great West Road. The road will be closed to all traffic and Met Police will control all access points to and from the road.
If you wish to watch the procession as it moves through Hammersmith, stay on the pavements. There are plenty of vantage points across the entire route. There may be an increased number of visitors to the borough to watch the procession – so please take care.
The Met Police may also use the A40 to transport dignitaries to/from central London. Please be aware that closures may occur on the road.
Just after 3pm, the hearse is expected to arrive in Windsor ready for a walking procession up the Long Walk, which will be lined with members of the armed forces.
The King and senior members of the Royal Family are expected to join the cortege in the Quadrangle in Windsor Castle at about 3.40pm before the coffin enters St George's Chapel for a committal service at 4pm.
The castle's Sebastopol and Curfew Tower bells will be tolled every minute and gun salutes will be fired from the castle's grounds.
The committal service – attended by a smaller, more personal congregation of about 800 guests – will be conducted by Dean of Windsor David Conner, with a blessing from Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
The castle, continuously inhabited by 40 monarchs across almost 1,000 years, had special significance to The Queen throughout her life. As a teenager she was sent to the castle during the war years as London faced the threat of bombing, and more recently she made it her permanent home during the coronavirus pandemic.