London 27 July - 9 September: Get Ahead of the Games
Written by Concierge   
Monday, 13 February 2012 08:07

Things you should know about commuting during the Olympic Games.

Get Ahead of the Games


Seventy per cent of road journeys in London will be unaffected by the Games and there will be a ban on planned roadworks during the Games period. However, at certain times and in certain locations in London, roads will be affected by Games operations or by the traffic displaced by Games operations. You are advised to avoid driving in these affected areas if possible. If you need to drive into or through the affected areas between 6am and 7pm, you should allow extra time to make your journey.


Games venues, road events and the Olympic and Paralympic Route Network (ORN and PRN) will all affect how roads in certain places will operate during the Games. Some roads in central London and other Greater London locations, such as Richmond, Kingston, Putney, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich, will have restrictions placed on them.

Whilst the majority of roads in Greater London will be largely unaffected by road restrictions, areas around affected roads will be much busier than usual and should be avoided.

On some days, roads will be particularly affected within an area bounded by the North and South Circular.

If you need to drive in affected areas between the hours of 6am and 7pm, expect your journey to take longer than usual.

Taxi and minicab companies are being fully briefed on how road operations will be affected, but journeys could take longer than usual if they go into or across affected areas during busy times.

Not all the details about transport operations are currently available, such as information about road closures or restrictions to parking and access. This is because some of the plans for the Games are still being finalised. As soon as more detailed information is available, the website will be updated.