Hounslow Council will update these FAQs throughout the long weekend as questions arise.
Published: Sunday, 18th September 2022
Q. When will the Queen’s funeral procession be coming through Hounslow?
- The funeral of Her Majesty the Queen will take place on Monday, 19 September. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11am. From there it will follow a route to Windsor, passing through Hounslow.
Q. Where will the procession come through Hounslow?
- It will enter the borough from the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham on the A4 at the Hogarth Roundabout. It will head along the A4 Great West Road and onto the A30 Great West Road at Henlys Roundabout. It will leave the borough and enter Surrey.
Q. Can I attend and watch the procession?
- Members of the public can attend the procession and line the route. We anticipate that it will be extremely busy. We are urging everyone to plan their journey well in advance, bearing in mind substantial road closures, and take all the necessary precautions for bad weather and your general safety.
Q. Can I leave floral tributes along the route?
- It is expected that people will want to throw flowers following the procession. Please only throw single flowers and please ensure you remove all plastic packaging. Please do not throw or leave other tributes such as teddy bears. Bouquets and other floral tributes can be placed at war memorials and places of worship across the borough.
Q. Will there be access to facilities such as shops and public toilets?
- Many shops and businesses in Hounslow may close to observe the Bank Holiday as a mark of respect to The Queen. It is advisable to bring your refreshments (food and drink) with you. There are no public toilets along the route.
Q: Why is my car blocked in?
- As a result of the unprecedented policing operation surrounding the passage of the Queen’s Funeral Cortege through Hounslow a significant number of roads have been closed along the route. Vehicle access to and from a number of local roads will not be possible until the roads are reopened later in the day.
- The police are not setting a specific time on Monday to reopen the affected roads. Roads will be reopened as soon as it is safe and practical to do so after the late Queen’s funeral cortege has passed, members of the public have dispersed, and floral tributes and other litter have been removed from the route.
- These changes have been widely communicated across a range of public channels in the days preceding the day of the funeral (Monday 19th September).
Q: Will the pedestrian underpasses of the A4 be closed too?
- Yes the underpasses will be closed.
Q: Will the all-day ban on crossing the A4 apply to pedestrians/cyclists too, or only for a lesser time before/during & after the cortège passes?
- Yes this applies to pedestrians and cyclists too.
Q: Will the bus routes that normally travel along Chiswick High Road crossing Chiswick roundabout and towards Kew Bridge & Brentford (and vice versa) be running, but turning round before the roundabout?
- Bus routes will be subject to change, diversion and possible cancellations. We strongly advise people to check TfL website for the latest information before travelling.
Q: Where can I find information about travelling to central London?
- TfL is warning people to expect services to be extremely busy, so customers are advised to make flexible plans for their return journeys due to the volume of people travelling and to check status updates regularly. Bus routes in central, west and southwest London will also be severely affected with many routes on diversion or stopping short of their destinations. Those travelling are asked to plan ahead and keep checking real-time information during their journey.
Q. Where can I find out more?
- We will continue to keep the Council website and social media channels up to date as more information becomes available. You can follow Hounslow Council on Twitter and Facebook You can find up to date travel information and plan your route through the Transport for London website and National Rail Enquiries.