Engineering works on Lord Mayor's Show day

Closures Engineering works on Lord Mayor's Show day

On 11th November, the day of the 2023 Lord Mayor's Show, the District, Circle and Jubilee lines will all be closed until 3pm. The Northern, Central and Elizabeth lines remain open all day. We recommend using City Thameslink station or taking the Elizabeth Line to Farringdon if you can.

If you come to the Show via Bank or St Paul's then everything will be as normal but the stations may be busier than usual. Barbican, Moorgate and Monument stations are out of action, and it will not be possible to come to return leg of the Show via Temple or Blackfriars, or to walk over the river from Southwark station. All of those stations should be available for your journey home (if after 3pm), but you will need to come in by a different route. 

You should also be aware that there are no buses into the City on Show day; they have to turn back or go around the closed area. If you normally come in on the District or Metropolitan line then you will probably have to make your way across to the Central or Northern line, by bus or other means. Overland rails services are also very helpful here.

The TfL Journey Planner and TfL Go app know about line closures and will help you to find a good way around them.

Update: TFL have sent through some advice:

Travel advice for those attending the Lord Mayor’s Show

 We are confident that there is plenty of capacity, and alternative routes, for people attending the Lord Mayor’s Show on Saturday 11 November, with no other significant capacity events in the City on that day.

Customers looking to attend the Lord Mayors show are encouraged to plan ahead using real-time travel tools including Journey Planner and TfL Go.  Alternative travel options include:

  • Central line to Bank, Liverpool Street or St Pauls (station not step-free) 
  • Northern line to Bank or Moorgate
  • Elizabeth line to Farringdon or Liverpool Street 
  • DLR services to Bank
  • Thameslink services to Blackfriars or City Thameslink