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Upcoming London Taxi Rank Suspensions


Rank number


Start date

End date



New Bond Street (Clifford Street)

08.00, Monday 23 September 2013

17.00, Wednesday 25 September 2013

The front 10 metres nearest to Clifford Street to be suspended for Thames Water mains repairs.

Rear 10 metres will still be available for taxis.


Conduit Street (Westbury Hotel)

07.30, Sunday 22 September 2013 

11.30, Sunday 22 September 2013

Whole of the taxi rank will be suspended for live action filming.

The hotel is aware of this suspension.


Cadogan Place/Pont Street

08.00, Wednesday 25 September 2013

16.00, Wednesday 25 September 2013

1st portion outside Nos. 24-27 Cadogan Place and 10 metres of Pont Street (rear 10 metres of portion to the east of the green shelter), suspended for cutting of overhanging trees.

Shelter keeper is aware of these works.


Harrington Road (South Kensington Station)

06.00, Tuesday 24 September 2013

13.00, Tuesday 24 September 2013

Middle 15 metres only of centre of the road rank for access for drain works at No. 9 Harrington Road.

The front 15 metres and rear 5 metres of centre of the rank will be available as well as the feeder rank.


Station Parade, Surbiton Station

07.00, Saturday 28 September 2013

18.00, Saturday 28 September 2013

Whole taxi rank suspended for the Surbiton Festival.

A temporary taxi rank has been provided behind the St Marks Hill rank and the  local taxi rep has been informed.


St James’s Street (Bennet Street)

22.00, Sunday 29 September 2013

06.00, Monday 30 September 2013

Crane operation.

St James’s Street (Park Place) is unaffected.


Whitehall Place (Corinthia Hotel)

03.00, Sunday 22 September 2013

21.00, Sunday 22 September 2013

Road closure due to Tour of Britain.


Whitehall Court (Royal Horesguards Hotel)

07.00, Sunday 22 September 2013

18.00, Sunday 22 September 2013

Road closure due to Tour of Britain.


All centre of the road taxi rank in Regent Street

04.00, Saturday 28  September 2013

23.59, Saturday 28 September 2013

A road closure will be in place from Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus.

More ranks information.

Tour of Britain – Sunday 22 September 2013

On Sunday 22 September 2013 the final stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race takes place in London. The race route goes along Tower Hill, Lower Thames Street, Upper Thames Street, Victoria Embankment and around Whitehall.

The first race is scheduled to start at 10:00 and the final race is scheduled to end at 17:30.

More information about stage 8 of the event is available here and attached is a map showing the route.

Kenwood House and Tobacco Dock

Thank you to all of the drivers who supported and worked at the recent events at Kenwood House and Tobacco Dock. The feedback received has all been very positive.

New taxi rank – Regent Street

A new taxi rank has been appointed in Regent Street. The taxi rank is for eight taxis and operates between 00:00 and 04:00.

The rank, which is on the western side of Regent Street, starts just to the south of the junction with Heddon Street.  The taxi rank is in the bus lane but operates when the bus lanes is not operation and has been marked out.


North Greenwich Station taxi rank clip_image003

The essential works at North Greenwich Station have now finished and the taxi rank has reopened.

During the works the taxi rank was remarked and drivers should use both lanes when the rank is busy.

New taxi rank – Vigo Street

A new taxi rank for 2 taxis has been appointed in Vigo Street. The taxi rank is outside the Burberry shop and operates 24 hours a day.


Marylebone Station

There are ongoing works in Harewood Avenue resulting in the northbound lane being closed between Hayes Place and Harewood Row but the southbound lane is still open and the taxi rank is still working as normal.

Bressenden Place – taxi drop offs

Please don’t forget that if you are dropping off passengers for Eland House, Portland House or other buildings in the area please do not stop next to or just in front of the lorry holding area on Bressenden Place.

A dedicated taxi drop-off space has been provided on Bressenden Place, before the lorry holding area.

Works at Palestra

Between mid-July to October 2013 there will be works around Palestra with these starting on the side of the building facing Blackfriars Road, meaning that the nearside southbound traffic lane will be suspended for about three weeks.

From early August to early September work will be carried out on the Union Street side of the building and Union Street will operate eastbound only between Blackfriars Road and Nelson Square. Signage at the Great Suffolk Junction will advise westbound vehicles that entry into Union Street is for access to Nelson Square only, with other westbound traffic diverted north along Great Suffolk Street and via Southwark Street and Blackfriars Road. A contra-flow cycle lane will operate westbound on Union Street, with a barrier to segregate this from the main eastbound traffic. The attached map shows the diversion route.

Union Street will be returned to two-way operation as soon as possible and the remaining works, on Gambia Street and on the north side of the building, will be carried out in September and early October.

Events and road closures

You can find information about major public events and works in London that involve road closures and could therefore disrupt traffic on the TfL website here.

Upcoming events include:

Thursday 19 September 2013, 17:00- 20:30 the Bloomberg Square Mile Run takes place in the City, information about the run can be found here

– There are various events at Alexandra Palace and two taxi ranks – one near the main entrance to the Palm Court bar for smaller events and one in the east car park for larger events such as concerts. Information about upcoming events is available here.

– Find out what’s on at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the venues in the park by clicking here

Live traffic news and disruptions taking place on London’s major roads can also be found on the TfL website here.

You can find information about street works, road closures and events in the City of London here.


Open consultations currently include:

Old Oak – a vision for the future?

HS2 provides an opportunity to regenerate Old Oak Common and a consultation on the future vision for the area is being conducted. Find out more about this exciting new vision and how you can have your say here. The closing date is 20 September 2013.

Westhorne Avenue/Burnt Ash Hill

Read about the proposals to improve accessibility, particularly for pedestrians, on A205 Westhorne Avenue & St Mildred’s Road at the junctions with Baring Road and Burnt Ash Hill here. The closing date for commenting is 25 September 2013.

Euston Area Plan

A draft Euston Area Plan has been prepared and a consultation seeking comments and views is currently being held. The plan includes proposals for taxis. You can find a copy of the plan and details of how to comment here. The closing date is 7 October 2013.

More consultations can be found on the TfL Consultation Hub and on the London boroughs’ own websites. 

Events & Closures Calendar – Planned Traffic Impacts

  1. 21/09/2013 to 29/09/2013, 19:30 
    Hampstead Road junction with Drummond Street

    Thames Water works: (Weekends only) Temporary traffic signals will be in place to facilitate road resurfacing.

    • 21/09/2013 to 21/09/2013, 12:00 to 16:00 
      Westminster Area

      Demonstration: (All directions) – A group will form up at 12:00 in Hamilton Place and at 13:00 march to Richmond Terrace via Piccadilly, St James’s Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur… read more

      • 22/09/2013 to 22/09/2013, 03:00 to 21:00 
        Central London Area

        Tour of Britain: All Directions – Cycle events taking place on a 8.5km route; Whitehall, Whitehall Place, Northumberland Avenue, Victoria Embankment, Upper Thames Street, Lower… read more

      • 22/09/2013 to 22/09/2013, 15:00 to 18:00 
        Westminster Area

        March/Procession: All Directions – A small group will form up at Newcastle Place and march to Belgrave Square via Marylebone Road, Edgware Road, Marble Arch, Park Lane, Hyde Park… read more

        • 23/09/2013 to 28/09/2013, 22:30 to 05:30 
          A406 Gunnersbury Avenue (North Circular Road) between Chiswick Roundabout and Pope’s Lane

          Maintenance: The following closures will be in place to facilitate resurfacing works: Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th September – Northbound closure. Wednesday 25th September to… read more

          • 28/09/2013 to 28/09/2013, 04:00 to 23:59 
            NFL on Regent Street

            Special and Planned Events: Regent Street will be closed from Mortimer Street to Piccadilly Circus to facilitate the event. Oxford Street will remain open in both directions throughout.

            • 29/09/2013, 12:00 to 15:00 
              City Of London

              Pearly Kings & Queens Parade: The parade will start at Guildhall Yard and move along Gresham St, Princes St, Poultry, Cheapside down to St Mary Le Bow Church.

              • 30/09/2013 to 30/09/2013, 06:00 
                Cannon Street (Westbound) at the junction of Queen Victoria Street

                Roadworks: Full closure due to UKPN works.

              Information provided by TfL


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