Car Free Day 2019

Car Free Day 2019

On 22 September 2019, London will be celebrating World Car Free Day and The Royal Borough will be taking part by working in collaboration with local organisations and communities to host a series of temporary road closures filled with exciting activities.

Golborne Road (between Portobello Road and Wornington Road)

Join us at Golborne Road (between Portobello Road and Wornington Road) from 12pm to 6pm for a host of activities, including a solar powered silent movie screening, space hopper race, smoothie bike, arts, crafts and gardening activities, and much more.

Golborne Road Car Free Day map [PDF] (file size 203.94 KB)

Exhibition Road

Exhibition Road will be closed to host the finale of the London Design Festival. The V&A, together with the Design Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Imperial College London, and Brompton Design District, will be hosting this special event focusing on design solutions to the climate emergency. Visit the V&A's Exhibition Road Day of Design page for more information.

Exhibition Road Car Free Day map [PDF] (file size 210.13 KB)

Pavilion Road

The southern end of Pavilion Road will be closed from 9am to 7pm, so leave Sloane Square to discover the delights of Pavilion Road where artisan food, beauty, fashion and restaurants create a true village feel. Visit the Pavilion Road page on the Cadogan website for more information.

Pavilion Road Car Free Day map [PDF] (file size 191.79 KB)

About Car Free Day

Local communities are provided with an incredible opportunity to reclaim their streets and experience their locality with fewer cars and reduced motor-related air and noise pollution. Car Free Day promotes the local community, where jobs and shopping areas are within walking distance, and shows people ways to travel that will benefit both their health and local environment. Street closures also provide a wonderful occasion for communities to get together in a car-free environment, where children can play safely, are less exposed to air pollution, and don’t have to worry about road safety risks from cars. 

Events and activities in Central London

The Mayor of London has organised the capital’s biggest ever Car Free Day celebration, which will include 20km of closed roads around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London. Hundreds of ‘Reimagine’ events will be taking place, to give everyone a chance to get active and enjoy London’s streets car-free. There will be a variety of free entertainment and activities available, aimed at encouraging active travel and physical activity. For more information and to see what’s on, please visit the London.GOV website