Hounslow Council will update these FAQs throughout the long weekend as questions arise.
Published: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Q. When will the Queen’s funeral procession pass through Hounslow?
- Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral will take place on Monday 19 September. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11 a.m. From there it will follow a route to Windsor, passing through Hounslow.
Q. Where will the procession pass 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 the Henlys roundabout. He will leave the borough and enter Surrey.
Q. Can I attend and watch the procession?
- Members of the public can watch the procession and mark out the route. We expect it to be extremely busy. We urge everyone to plan their trip well in advance, taking into account major road closures, and to take all necessary precautions for bad weather and your general safety.
Q. Can I leave floral tributes along the route?
- People are expected to want to throw flowers after the procession. Please only throw away single flowers and be sure to remove all plastic wrappers. Please do not throw away or leave other tributes such as teddy bears. Bouquets and other floral tributes can be placed on war memorials and places of worship in the borough.
Q. 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.
Q: Why is my car stuck?
- Following the unprecedented police operation surrounding the passage of the Queen’s funeral procession 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 today.
- 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 procession has passed, members of the public have dispersed and floral tributes and other rubbish have been removed from the road.
- These changes were widely communicated on a series of public channels in the days leading up to the day of the funeral (Monday September 19).
Q: Will the A4 pedestrian underpasses also be closed?
- Yes the underpasses will be closed.
Q: Will the ban on crossing the A4 all day also apply to pedestrians/cyclists, or only for a shorter period before/during and after the passage of the procession?
- Yes, this also applies to pedestrians and cyclists.
Q: Will the bus routes that normally run along Chiswick High Road crossing the Chiswick roundabout and to Kew Bridge and Brentford (and vice versa) operate, but will they turn before the roundabout?
- Bus routes will be subject to change, deviation and possible cancellations. We urge people to check the TfL website for the latest information before travelling.
Q. Where can I learn more?