First up there will be no Circle line all weekend and no Victoria line between Highbury & Islington and Brixton. There will be no District line between Earl’s Court and Edgware Road and between Barking and Upminster. Finally there will also be no Metropolitan line between Baker Street and Aldgate.
And that’s just the start of it.
Tens of thousands of people look set to be coming into London and using public transport to get there for the TUC organised march in protest against government cut-backs.
The march takes place in central London so if you are planning anything central whether traveling by tube bus or on foot it’s probably best leaving it until the weekend after. If you really have to get in and want to avoid the march then do what you need to do before 11am on Sat when it begins. The route starts at Embankment where it then travels through to Westminster, via Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Lower Regent Street and Piccadilly. Once the march arrives at Hyde Park a rally will be starting at 1.30pm and continuing through until 4pm.
You can of course also expect bus route changes and unplanned tube closures because of all this.
Then on Sunday when you think it’s all over it’s the start of the Tunnel 2 Towers 5k charity run. Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed most of the day for the running event that is to honor the emergency services who fought and lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Of course we can’t complain at all about the run as it is great that the emergency services are being recognized for their bravery but it will hinder any travel plans none the less.
The run starts in Bermondsey and finishes with a street party in Canary Warf.
So there you have it – don’t say we didn’t warn you.
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