Car Free Day 2019

London will celebrate World Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September 2019. The celebrations will take place on more than 20 kilometres of closed and restricted roads in the City of London, Southwark and Tower Hamlets in a bid to tackle climate change. Road closures will be in place between 07:00 and 19:00. 

The event will draw awareness to the dangers of toxic air and encourage city dwellers to explore the capital without the use of a vehicle. Although Putney roads will remain open, we encourage anyone thinking about travelling to either walk, cycle or take public transport.

The aim, according to the Mayor, is to encourage Londoners to “reimagine” their city as car-free, and get around by either walking or cycling.

Surrounding roads will be very busy and delays are expected. Buses will still run across London Bridge and there will be access for emergency services. On the day, Southwark Bridge (northbound) may need to be closed at short notice, to help manage traffic. 

The best way to get to Reimagine will be by walking, cycling or by public transport. Many bus routes will still be running over London Bridge and there are a number of London Underground and rail stations just a short walk away from the celebrations:

  • Bank (Central, Northern, Waterloo & City and DLR)
  • Blackfriars (District and Network Rail)
  • Cannon Street (District and Network Rail)
  • Liverpool Street (Central, Hammersmith & City and Network Rail)
  • London Bridge (Jubilee, Northern and National Rail)
  • Mansion House (District)
  • Monument (District)
  • Moorgate (Northern and Network Rail)
  • St Paul’s (Central)
  • Tower Gateway (DLR)
  • Tower Hill (District)

Santander Cycles are also offering free access to all bikes across London on the day. Visit our Car Free Day page for more information about your travelling options on the day.

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