Her Majesty The Queen's State Funeral procession in London – GOV.UK

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On Monday 19 September, Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral will take place. There will be ceremonial processions in London and Windsor. All processions and services will be broadcast on national television and radio.
At 10.44am, Her Majesty’s coffin will travel from the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) to Westminster Abbey for the State Funeral. This is a very short journey, and will not be part of the public procession.
Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11am. There will be a 2-minute silence at the end of the State Funeral service, at around 11:55am.
Following the State Funeral service, the procession through London will commence. Her Majesty’s coffin will travel in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch (Hyde Park Corner).
The procession will travel along Broad Sanctuary, Parliament Square, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade, Horse Guards Road, The Mall, and Constitution Hill.
At Wellington Arch, the coffin will be transferred to the State Hearse to travel to Windsor. As the State Hearse departs Wellington Arch, the Parade will give a Royal Salute and the National Anthem will be played.
Her Majesty’s coffin will then be carried by the State Hearse along South Carriage Drive to the Albert Memorial, where it will depart for Windsor.
At 3:10pm, the State Hearse will travel in procession along Albert Road and the Long Walk, to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. A Committal Service for Her Majesty The Queen will take place at 4pm in St George’s Chapel.
How to watch
Access to the viewing areas and screening site is free.
Read this guidance carefully if you are planning to attend. Please be aware that there will be road closures and large crowds are expected. Public transport services are likely to be extremely busy with some station closures, especially around the Westminster area.
If you would like to attend or watch the ceremonial events in Windsor, read the guidance on the Committal Service procession in Windsor.
You can watch the State Funeral procession through London in person at viewing areas along the procession route. The procession will begin after Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral service, which ends at approximately 12pm on Monday 19 September.
Capacity at the viewing areas will be limited and people will be admitted in order of arrival time. If you leave the area, readmission cannot be guaranteed.
Access to the viewing areas is free. There will be first aid facilities, toilets and concession kiosks where you can buy light refreshments.
Please do not attempt to camp in or around the viewing areas or screening site.
Anyone who attempts to camp in ceremonial sites during the national mourning period may be asked to move on.
There are 8 viewing areas along the route. You can find information about these viewing areas below, including maps of the viewing areas and facilities.
There are dedicated positions for people with accessibility requirements at several viewing areas. Read the accessibility section for more information.
Ceremonial viewing areas: Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch
There are 6 viewing areas along the first part of the route, which are known as the ceremonial viewing areas. At these areas, you can watch the State Funeral procession travel from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.
The image below shows a map of the procession route from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. The ceremonial viewing areas along the procession route are marked with solid coloured lines, which are listed below.
View or download a map of the ceremonial viewing areas (PDF, 3.05MB).
You can also view or download a map of the facilities at the ceremonial viewing areas (PDF, 3.09MB).
The image below shows the facilities at the ceremonial viewing areas. There are first aid facilities, water points, toilets, accessible toilets, welfare points and concession kiosks along the ceremonial procession route.
South Carriage Drive viewing area
At Wellington Arch, Her Majesty’s coffin will be transferred to the State Hearse to travel to Windsor. The coffin will be carried by the State Hearse along South Carriage Drive.
There is a viewing area along the north side of South Carriage Drive.
The image below shows a map of South Carriage Drive, which runs along the southern edge of Hyde Park. The viewing area is marked with a solid purple line.
View or download a map of the South Carriage Drive viewing area (PDF, 11.3MB). This map includes facilities at the viewing area.
Albert Memorial viewing area
Her Majesty’s coffin will be carried by the State Hearse along South Carriage Drive to the Albert Memorial, where it will depart for Windsor.
There is a viewing area along the route at the Albert Memorial – Kensington Gardens (accessible viewing places available)
The image below shows the Albert Memorial – Kensington Gardens section of the route. The viewing area (marked with a solid purple line) is at the western end of South Carriage Drive, between the Albert Memorial (in Hyde Park) and the Royal Albert Hall.
View or download a map of the Albert Memorial viewing area (PDF, 11.3MB). This map includes facilities at the viewing area.
Read how to get to London for advice on travelling into London.
The viewing areas along the State Funeral route are listed below with nearby stations (London Underground or National Rail station) in each area. There will be signs or staff to direct you towards the viewing areas, and police and stewards can direct you to the dedicated entrances.
Please note that large crowds are expected, and be prepared to queue to enter. Follow the directions given by stewards and police, who will monitor crowd numbers and ensure everyone can enter safely and securely.
If the viewing area you intend to visit is full when you arrive, you will be directed to the screening site in Hyde Park where the procession will be shown on large screens. The Hyde Park screening site will show all of the day’s events, including the State Funeral, the ceremonial processions through London and Windsor, and the Committal Service. Entry to the screening site is free.
After the procession or the State Hearse has passed through your viewing area, you will exit the viewing area through the point you entered. Police and stewards will help direct you to the dedicated entrances and exits, and to nearby transport hubs.
Plan your journey
Plan your journey using the Transport for London or National Rail websites, or download the TfL Go app for up-to-date service information.
Please note that the areas in and around Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, St James’s Park, Green Park, and Trafalgar Square will be very crowded, and the National Rail and London Underground stations in these areas will be very busy.
It may be necessary for short-term safety measures to be put in place at transport stations, such as queuing, closures, trains not stopping at certain stations, or changes to the way customers enter or exit a station.
Check Transport for London’s latest travel information and the National Rail Enquiries website before you travel, and allow more time than usual for your journey. After the procession, remember to check the latest travel information before your onward journey, as service updates may have changed.
Please be aware that transport services will be extremely busy after the State Funeral service, and it is likely there will be queues at stations.
If possible, please do not attempt to travel immediately after the State Funeral service and procession. There will be plenty of trains running during the day and late into the evening.
You can also watch the procession at the Hyde Park screening site, which will show the State Funeral and the ceremonial events on large screens.
The Hyde Park screening site will show the State Funeral, the procession through London, the procession through Windsor and the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The screens will be turned on by 9am on Monday 19 September.
Please do not attempt to camp in or around the viewing areas or screening site.
Anyone who attempts to camp in ceremonial sites during the national mourning period may be asked to move on.
There will be a number of large screens placed across the Parade Ground, Cockpit Lawn and Boathouse Lawn.
Access to all areas of the site is free. There will be first aid facilities, toilets and concession kiosks where you can buy light refreshments.
There is a dedicated area for people with accessibility requirements. Read the section on accessibility for more information.
The image below shows a map of the Hyde Park screening site, on the north-east side of Hyde Park. Entrances are marked along the north side (Bayswater Road) and east side (Park Lane). The location of each screen across the Parade Ground, Cockpit Lawn and Boathouse Lawn is marked with a black ‘S’, showing the direction it will be facing.
View or download a map of the Hyde Park screening site (PDF, 10.9MB). This map shows the locations of the site entrances, the screens, and the facilities at the site.
Please note that large crowds are expected. Follow the directions given by stewards and police, who will monitor crowd numbers and ensure everyone remains safe and secure.
If you choose to leave the screening site, you will lose your position in the screening area. The screening site and surrounding areas are likely to be very busy, and it may not be possible to re-enter the area.
Concession kiosks offering light refreshments will remain open throughout the day’s events.
The screening site shows the State Funeral, the procession through London, the procession through Windsor and the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Read how to get to London for advice on travelling into London.
Recommended access to the screening site is from the north side of Hyde Park, from Marlborough Gate to Marble Arch.
View or download a map of the Hyde Park screening site (PDF, 10.9MB).
The best ways to get to the Hyde Park screening site are public transport, walking and cycling.
London Underground stations near Hyde Park are listed below. There will be signs showing the walking routes from these stations to the screening site, and police and stewards can help to direct you to the entrance.
Please note: Hyde Park Corner London Underground station will be closed on the day of the State Funeral (Monday 19 September).
Hyde Park Corner will be closed from 9pm on Sunday 18 September and all of Monday 19 September. It will reopen at the start of normal service on Tuesday 20 September.
There will be signs showing the walking route. Please follow the directions given by stewards and the police, who will direct you to the screening site.
Please note that large crowds are expected. Follow the directions given by stewards and police, who will monitor crowd numbers and ensure everyone remains safe and secure.
There is a dedicated area for people with accessibility requirements. Read the section on accessibility for more information on the accessible area, and advice on accessible transport.
Plan your journey
Plan your journey using the Transport for London or National Rail websites, or download TfL Go for up-to-date service information.
Please note that the areas in and around Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, St James’s Park, Green Park, and Trafalgar Square will be very crowded, and the National Rail and London Underground stations in these areas will be very busy.
It may be necessary for short-term safety measures to be put in place at transport stations, such as queuing, closures, trains not stopping at certain stations, or changes to the way customers enter or exit a station.
Check Transport for London’s latest travel information and the National Rail Enquiries website before you travel, and allow more time than usual for your journey. After the procession, remember to check the latest travel information before your onward journey, as service updates may have changed.
Please be aware that transport services will be extremely busy after the State Funeral service, and it is likely there will be queues at stations.
If possible, please do not attempt to travel immediately after the State Funeral service and procession. There will be plenty of trains running during the day and late into the evening.
Dedicated viewing areas for people with accessibility or mobility requirements are available at some locations. People using these areas may be accompanied by one carer or companion. All accessible viewing areas are at ground level.
Designated viewing areas for people with accessibility or mobility requirements are available at 3 of the viewing areas on the State Funeral route.
Stewards will be available at the route to help you locate the accessible viewing areas.
Accessible viewing areas have limited capacity, and people will be admitted in order of arrival time. People using these areas may be accompanied by one carer or companion.
Ceremonial procession route
Dedicated viewing areas for people with accessibility or mobility requirements are available at the following viewing areas on the procession route:
Accessibility at these viewing areas:
The image below shows the ceremonial viewing areas along the procession route. The accessible viewing areas are marked with an orange ‘A’. There is one on each side of the Mall; the Green Park side of the Mall and the St James’s Park side of the Mall.
Stewards will be available at the route to help you locate the accessible viewing areas.
View or download a map of the accessible viewing areas on the ceremonial procession route. (PDF, 3.15MB)
Albert Memorial – Kensington Gardens viewing area
There are dedicated viewing places for people with accessibility or mobility requirements at the Albert Memorial – Kensington Gardens viewing area.
Accessibility at this viewing area:
The image below shows the Albert Memorial – Kensington Gardens section of the route. The accessible viewing area is marked with an orange ‘A’. It is on the north side of South Carriage Drive, near the western end of the route (opposite the Royal Albert Hall).
Stewards will be available at the route to help you locate the accessible viewing areas.
View or download a map of the Albert Memorial – Kensington Gardens viewing area (PDF, 11.3MB).
There is a dedicated area for people with accessibility or mobility requirements at the screening site in Hyde Park.
The accessible viewing area has limited capacity, and people will be admitted in order of arrival time. People using these areas may be accompanied by one carer or companion.
Accessibility provision:
The image below shows the location of the accessible viewing area, marked with an orange ‘A’. The accessible viewing area is at the centre of the Parade Ground area of the screening site. Stewards will be available at the screening site to help you locate the accessible viewing areas.
View or download a map of the Hyde Park screening site (PDF, 10.9MB).
Visit Transport for London’s accessibility page for more information on accessible public transport information in London. You can find out how accessible each station is, and there is also a step-free journey planner. You can also follow TfLAccess on Twitter for up-to-date information on accessibility.
Transport for London offers a turn up and go service to help passengers who require additional assistance, such as people with visual impairments, mobility impairments, and large groups travelling together. This could include providing boarding ramps, help you to move through the station or interchange between trains, and suggesting alternative or step-free routes.
The turn up and go service is provided on the London Underground and London Overground, and most stations on the Elizabeth Line. You do not need to pre-book this service, just ask staff for assistance at the station.
Transport for London also provides:
Accessible maps of London transport facilities. You can download or order tube, bus and other transport maps in alternative formats (such as audio maps, large print, black and white) and maps of toilet and baby-changing facilities.
Maps of London transport facilities in other languages. You can download the London Underground map in languages other than English.
Please note: there are no left luggage facilities at TfL sites.
To keep everyone safe, security measures are in place at all sites. You or your bag may be searched before you can enter.
Please note that there is a temporary restriction on the use of drones across the ceremonial sites. You should not attempt to operate a drone in these areas, for photography or any other reasons.
At the viewing areas and the screening site in Hyde Park, there will be first aid facilities, toilets and concession kiosks where you can buy light refreshments. You should not bring alcohol or drinking glasses into the sites.
View or download maps of the facilities at the:
For more information on visiting the Royal Parks, please visit the Royal Parks website.
Please respect the nature of these events and behave appropriately.
If you are at the procession route, keep noise to a minimum when the procession passes you.
Stewards and police officers will be positioned within the viewing areas and screening site. Antisocial or inappropriate behaviour (including excessive consumption of alcohol, or drunken behaviour) will not be tolerated and you may be asked to leave.
You should:
Behave appropriately. Please respect the nature of these events, and be considerate of people around you.
Dispose of litter using the litter bins provided.
Leave the viewing areas or screening site quietly so you don’t disturb people who live nearby.
Follow the instructions of stewards, event staff and police at all times.
Remember to bring:
Suitable clothing for the weather conditions. This might include warm, protective clothing or an umbrella in cold or wet weather, or sunscreen if you might need it.
Food and drinks. There will only be a limited number of concession kiosks available where you can buy light refreshments. You may want to bring food and drinks with you, particularly if you have specific dietary requirements. There will be water stations where you can refill bottles. You should not bring alcohol or drinking glasses into the viewing areas and screening site.
Appropriate footwear. You will be required to stand outdoors for long periods, so you are advised to wear comfortable shoes.

At the Hyde Park screening site, the viewing screens are located on grassed areas, so please wear appropriate footwear and consider bringing a blanket to sit on.
You should not bring:
Tents, gazebos or camping equipment. Anyone who attempts to camp during the national mourning period period may be asked to move on. Unattended tents, bags or other items will be removed and may be destroyed.
Barbecues and equipment for fires.
Drones. The use of drones is not permitted across any of the ceremonial sites. You should not attempt to operate a drone in these areas, for photography or any other reasons.
Alcohol. You should not bring alcohol or drinking glasses into the viewing areas and screening sites.
For those travelling into London, the main National Rail stations are:
You can plan your journey using the Transport for London and National Rail Enquiries websites.
Please be aware that transport services will be extremely busy after the State Funeral service, and it is likely there will be queues at stations.
If possible, please do not attempt to travel immediately after the State Funeral service and procession. There will be plenty of trains running during the day and late into the evening.
You can find up-to-date travel information by following National Rail Enquiries on Twitter or downloading the TfL Go app.
For information on travelling within London, read:
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