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Road closures and parking suspensions

There will be some road closures during the Parade (Photograph: Lauren Anderson)

The below information relates to Pride in London 2016. Information may change for 2017. Please check back soon for updates. 

Trafalgar Square

Pall Mall East will close at 6am to allow us to set up in Trafalgar Square. There will be access for residents of Suffolk Street and Suffolk Place. Traffic will be diverted via Cockspur Street bus lane, which will be suspended.

Golden Square

Golden Square will close at 6am to allow us to set up our family area. Traffic will be diverted via Beak Street to the north and Brewer Street to the south.

Parade route

The Parade assembles in Portland Place from 9am and starts moving at 1pm. It leaves Portland Place and travels along Regent Street (via Oxford Circus), through Piccadilly Circus, along Pall Mall and Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall, before dispersing in Whitehall Place at around 4:30pm. Roads along the route will reopen behind the Parade, with all roads expected to be open by 6:30pm. The Parade will assemble in Portland Place. This means the entire length between Langham Place and Park Crescent will be closed. All intersecting roads will be closed to general traffic. Any residents and businesses will be allowed access up to Portland Place.

Closed from 9am

Portland Place, Langham Place and Regent Street Northbound from Oxford Circus. All roads crossing East / West including Duchess Street, New Cavendish Street, Weymouth Street, Devonshire Street and Riding House Street will also close. Any residents and businesses will be allowed access up to Portland Place and Langham Place.

Closed from 11am

Regent Street southbound between Langham Place and Oxford Street - all roads crossing east / west including Cavendish Place (between Cavendish Square and Regent Street) Mortimer Street (between Regent Street and Great Portland Street), Little Portland Street, Margaret Street (between Great Portland Street and Cavendish Square) Great Castle Street, John Princes Street, Oxford Street (between Great Portland Street and New Bond Street) with a Westbound outer closure at Tottenham Court Road & Eastbound outer closures at Portman Street and Orchard Street. Regent Street between Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus. Any residents and businesses will be allowed access up to Regent Street. We will put up barriers along the parade route from Langham Place into Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Waterloo Place, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Horse Guards Avenue. We need to place the barriers in the road at first, which means roads between Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus (including approach roads) will close from 11am. The rest of the route from Piccadilly Circus to Horse Guards Avenue will close from 12pm. All intersecting roads will be closed to general traffic. Any residents and businesses will be allowed access up to the Parade route. We try to keep roads open for as long as possible to allow for north/south movement.

Closed from 12pm

Regent Street St James’s, Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Strand, Whitehall, Parliament Street and all approach roads. As per website with East of and West of Regent Street and the rest is also correct as it’s the same as the last few years. Any residents and businesses will be allowed access up to the route where possible. West of Regent Street: Piccadilly underpass (eastbound), Piccadilly (eastbound from Hyde Park Corner except buses and access, and between St James’s Street and Piccadilly Circus), Burlington Gardens (between New Bond Street and Vigo Street), Pall Mall eastbound (between St James’s Square and Haymarket), Waterloo Place (between Regent Street and Carlton House Terrace), Car Charles II Street, Jermyn Street. East of Regent Street: Shaftesbury Avenue (westbound between Charing Cross Road and Great Windmill Street), Haymarket, Panton Street (between Oxendon Street and Haymarket), Norris Street, Carlton Street. Charing Cross Road will be closed southbound if the crowds around Trafalgar Square affect traffic flow. Between Regent Street and Whitehall: St Martins Place (between Duncannon Street and Strand), Strand (westbound from Lancaster Place, with residents/businesses allowed access up to Charing Cross Station), Northumberland Avenue (residents allowed access in and out). Craven Street, Northumberland Street and Villiers Street (access out via Adam Street and Strand), Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall Place, Whitehall Court (residents and businesses allowed access), Horse Guards Avenue, Whitehall, Parliament Street. The closure of St Martins Place will be extended to William IV Street if the crowds around Trafalgar Square affect traffic flow. There will be a suspension of no entry from Horse Guards Avenue into Whitehall Court.

When will the road closures end?

The floats from our Parade will disperse on Whitehall, Whitehall Place and Horse Guards Avenue between 3pm and 6pm. Roads along the route will reopen behind the Parade once it is safe. Portland Place will reopen as it is cleared. Crossing points, Oxford Circus and Oxford Street will reopen after the end of the Parade has passed. All approach roads will reopen when Piccadilly Circus is clear. Trafalgar Square will open once all approach roads are open. We expect all roads to be open again by 6:30pm.

Soho

Traffic will be restricted from Charing Cross Road – Oxford Street – Regent Street – Berwick Street – Poland Street, starting from 6am. This is to help ensure public safety as we set up the Parade and crowds start to gather.

Roads affected

Air Street, Archer Street, Bateman Street, Berwick Street, Brewer Street, Bridle Lane, Broadwick Street, D’Arblay Street, Dean Street, Frith Street, Glasshouse Street, Great Paultney Street, Great Windmill Street, Greek Street, Ingestre Place, Lexington Street, Manette Street, Moor Street, Noel Street, Old Compton Street, Peter Street, Rupert Street, Sheraton Street, Soho Street, Soho Square, Wardour Street, Winnet Street

Parking suspensions

There will be parking suspensions along the Parade route from midnight on Friday 24 June. Suspension signs will be in place at all affected locations. Any vehicles that remain in suspended bays will be removed.

If your vehicle is parked in any of the car parks in Soho and you need access to it on Saturday 25 June, you will need to move it by midnight on Friday 24 June. Otherwise, you will not be able to access your vehicle until after Pride has finished and roads have reopened in the early hours of Sunday 26 June.


Any questions?

Please get in touch if you have any questions about road closures and parking suspensions.