Following the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, many events are taking place throughout the UK during the period of mourning, including “Operation London Bridge” (the 10 days following HM’s passing, culminating in the funeral on 19 September). This will affect most areas in the UK, particularly London, Windsor, and Edinburgh, and there will be closures of roads and most businesses, particularly on 19 September. Royal sites playing an important role in the ceremonies will be particularly affected.
If you are travelling in the UK over this sad time, please take this into account.
It is safe to assume that most, if not all, places will be closed on 19 September. Others are currently closed and will not reopen until after 19 October.
At the time of writing we have been informed of the following UK closures:
The Palace of Westminster is closed as the Queen is lying in state.
All Royal Collection Trust sites will be closed until at least 21 September. This includes:
• Buckingham Palace State Rooms
• Clarence House
• Edinburgh Castle (may reopen after 19 September – TBC)
• Frogmore House
• Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland
• The Queen’s Galleries, London & Edinburgh
• The Royal Mews, London
• Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh
• Windsor Castle
Confirmed closed on 19 – 20 September, possibly longer:
• Historic Royal Palaces properties (Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Banqueting House, Kew Palace, Tower of London, and Hillsborough Castle)
• Historic Scotland sites
• Merlin Entertainment‘s UK attractions (including the London Eye, Madame Tussaud’s London, the London Dungeon, SEALIFE London, and others)
• Royal Botanic Kew Gardens
• Royal Yacht Britannia
• St Paul’s Cathedral
• Warner Bros Studio Tour (aka Harry Potter)
• Wembley Stadium
• Westminster Abbey
Hop-on hop-off buses, particularly in London, will be affected during the next couple of weeks due to road closures.
Note also that many sports matches and other events have been postponed.
𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑥ℎ𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑈𝐾 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑑𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑐𝑘 𝑏𝑒𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑗𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑦 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑑.