Paralympic Marathons

The Paralympic Marathons take place on Sunday 9 September on the streets of Westminster and the City of London. There will be an increase in the number of visitors to the area as the events are free to view, plus the transport network will be busier than normal.  There will be road closures in place which will affect road travel and some bus routes.  In addition, some sections of the Road Event ORN will be in use.

In Kensington and Chelsea, the Earl’s Court one way system south of the A4 and Chelsea Embankment will have special stopping restrictions in place, similar to those that were in force on several days during the Olympics.  This will mean it will not be possible to park on single red lines, as is normally permitted on Sundays.

For further information about the routes, road closures, affected bus routes and the Road Event ORN visit the Road Events page at  Plus, take a look at the Get Ahead of the Games' Central London during the Games guide for detailed information and maps.

The Mayor's Thames Festival is also taking place the same weekend (8 and 9 September), finishing with a parade on Victoria Embankment on the final evening. There will be road closures in place for this event, with Blackfriars Bridge closed to traffic from 6pm. Victoria Embankment and some surrounding roads will remain closed between Blackfriars Bridge and Westminster Bridge after the Paralympic Marathons have finished until around midnight. Find out details on The Mayor’s Thames Festival website.