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Update on HRH The Queen's lying in state

IF you wish to visit to pay your respects to HRH The Queen, please find details below:


HRH Queen Elizabeth's coffin will move today from Buckingham Palace at 2.22pm to Westminster Hall. Westminster Hall will be open to the public from 5pm and will be open 24 hours until 6.30am on Monday morning.

The update on queuing times etc is that it is expected to be between 8 and 15 hours with an expectation that most will be queuing overnight. There will be little opportunity to sit down as the queue is expected to continuously move forward.

Please find below the route for queuing to pay your respects in person. This has also been sent to parents via Parent Mail. There is a wrist band system, but you will not be guaranteed entry just a right to join the queue.

Items you can and cannot take and how to prepare including how to get a wrist band : Government Website

Transport for London : The updates below still stand but please be aware that congestion is expected to be great.

  • Tube services are running as normal however, there will be changes to busier stations (Green Park ; Victoria ; Piccadilly ; St James' Park ; Westminster ; Charing Cross ; Embankment ; Waterloo ; Hyde Park and Marble Arch - as to accommodate the amount of visitors expected.  Exits and entrances may change and may be subject to trains not stopping/ access not granted if there is overcrowding. Please ensure you know where you can exit either before or after so you can make your journey.
  • The Elizabeth Line (which has a reduced service usually) will be running a special service throughout the week and weekend with 12 trains per hour on Sunday.
  • There are already road closures within Central London and these are escalating. Buses may stop before their destination at short notice or be on divert - so please check your route.
  • Santander cycles will be available but some docking stations (near key buildings) will be out of use.
  • Some cycle routes will be closed due to road closures.
  • London River Services will operate as normal but will be busier than usual.

Please use the TfL or City Mapper apps to ensure you have the most up to date information.