Hounslow is privileged and honoured to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, as she departs London to her final resting place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor
With many road closures in place for the Queen’s funeral on Monday, 19 September, residents and visitors to Hounslow are being urged to follow local travel advice to help ensure the day goes as smoothly as possible. More information is available on Hounslow Council’s website with key information collated.
Background information and Q&A
What time is the Queen’s funeral?
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.
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 11:55am.
Following the State Funeral service, the procession through London will commence. Her Majesty’s coffin will travel in procession 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.
When will the Queen’s funeral procession be coming through Hounslow?
This is hard to say but best to follow what is happening in the media. The estimated time of the procession in London could be around an hour after the end of the funeral service at noon. Assuming this, the funeral procession could leave Kensington around 1pm to go to Windsor, passing through Hounslow. So an estimated time could be sometime between 1-2pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will the pedestrian underpasses of the A4 be closed too?
Yes the underpasses will be closed.
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.
Which roads will be closed?
Road closures are expected to be in place from 10am and will not be lifted until around two and a half hours after the procession has passed.
TfL managed roads in Hounslow which will be closed
- Great West Road
- Great Chertsey Road
- Hogarth Roundabout
- Hogarth Lane
- Ellesmere Road
- Cedars Road
- Great West Road
- Bath Road
- Chiswick Roundabout
- Great South-West Road
- Clockhouse Roundabout
- Staines Road between Clockhouse Roundabout and London Road
Local roads in Feltham and Heston which will be fully or partially closed on Monday 19th September from 10am till approx 5pm
- Jersey Road between Alderney Avenue and Great West Road southbound
- Jersey Road between Spring Grove Road and Great West Road northbound
- Lampton Road between Spring Grove Road and Great West Road northbound
- Heston Road between Sutton Road and Great West Road southbound
- Heston Road between Norwood Road and Great West Road southbound Upper Sutton Lane between Sutton Road and Great West Road southbound
- Sutton Lane between Bath Road and Great West Road northbound
- Bath Road between Sutton Lane and Great West Road westbound
- Vicarage Farm Road between Summerhouse Avenue and Great West Road southbound
- Vicarage Farm Road between Bath Road and Great West Road northbound
- Springwell Road between Browning Way and Great West Road southbound
- Springwell Road between Bath Road and Great West Road northbound
- Burns Way between Shelley Crescent (southern arm) and Henlys Roundabout southbound
- Travellers Way southbound Bath Road between The Parkway and Great West Road eastbound The Parkway between Bath Road and Great South-West Road southbound
- Grantley Road between St Dunstan’s Road and Great South-West Road southbound
- Beavers Lane between Chester Road and Great South-West Road northbound
- The Causeway between Green Lane and Great South-West Road northbound
- Dick Turpin Way between Faggs Road and Great South-West Road northbound
- Faggs Road between Steam Farm Lane and Great South-West Road northbound
- Cain’s Lane between Orchard Avenue and Great South-West Road northbound
- North-eastbound slip between Sheffield Road and Great South-West Road
- Stanwell Road between Beacon Road/ Bedfont Road and Great South-West Road eastbound
- Stanwell Road between Hatton Road and Great South-West Road westbound
- Staines Road between Bedfont Green Close and Clockhouse Roundabout westbound
- Bedfont Road between Wooldridge Close and Clockhouse Roundabout northbound
- Clockhouse Lane between Ascot Road and Clockhouse Roundabout northbound